By knowing what and what not to eat, you will maximize your efforts trying to lose belly fat. Alongside diet and a good exercise routine, here are some things to keep in mind on your weight loss journey.
The seven tips below will guide you on your way to a sustainable weight loss plan, helping you achieve your goals and make them last.
1. Cut Sugars and Starches
The most crucial thing cut out of your diet when trying to lose weight is carbohydrates (starches). To give you a little bit of a background, insulin is responsible for storing your fat. Insulin-release is also stimulated when you eat too much sugar that comes from starch or carbohydrates.
The more sugar you eat, the more your body releases insulin, and the more it stores fat. But when insulin goes down, you don’t give your body a lot of chance to store up on fat, making it burn more to fuel your body instead.
Another benefit of lowered your insulin level is that it allows your kidneys to do what they are supposed to do – and that is to get rid of excess sodium and water in your body.
Excess sodium causes you to bloat up and store the water as weight excess. As soon as you get rid of carbohydrates on the first few weeks of your diet, you will notice you are losing more weight than expected.