I’ve compiled a quick list for you of things you can do to reduce belly fat according to nutritionist and NYT Best Selling Author Kimberly Snyder.
1. Stop Drinking Liquids With Meals
Odd as this my seem, it turns out that drinking water will dilute your body fluids used for digesting and slow down the process. So, sip, but don’t gulp, and that doesn’t mean to stop drinking water altogether. On the contrary, scientists have proven that 6-8 cups of water per day can actually reduce the chances of heart failure, help reduce fat, and help your liver to cleanse your body of toxins more efficiently. So, drink up! Just not during your meal.
2. Eat Protein Right Before Bed
Protein is extremely important for more than just muscle building. It provides the nutrients your body needs for many other things. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein also encourages your body to burn fat. Your body was designed to rebuild during sleep periods, and if you exercise regularly, your body will burn fat during that process. Which is why it makes sense to provide your body a rebuilding tool like protein during sleep.
3. Eat Protein Right When You Get Up
Protein provides the amino acids your brain needs to function at its optimal level. According to the Franklin Institute. It also gives you energy and is a great way to start your day with a little pep in your step.
4. Add Fiber and Healthy Fat to Your High-Protein Breakfast
Fiber and healthy fat have both been proven to promote weight loss. There are plenty of articles on the subject, and here’s one of mine. Considering this, fruit has lots of fiber, and avocados have healthy fat. So have a couple eggs, some avocado and a side of fruit for an excellent healthy breakfast.
5. Drink Tea With an Herbal Laxative
Teas containing a healthy laxative can promote temporary weight loss, with documented amounts averaging five to 10 pounds; however, when used frequently over an extended period of time, results diminish to minimal or no effect. So do this sparingly!
6. Eat Probiotics
Probiotics promote a healthy digestive system. A healthy digestive system processes and burns fat quickly. I actually use an organic protein that contains probiotics.
7. Eliminate Certain Foods From Your Diet
Here’s a couple of my articles that will show you how you could be sabotaging any weight loss if you want to read more, but stop using vegetable oil, like right now. Also, avoid some carbs where possible. Not all carbs are bad, and the article below tells you an easy way to know which ones are good. Bottom line, if it’s white it ain’t right.
8. Get More Sleep
It has been proven that 8 hours of sleep per night will actually cause you to lose weight. Don’t believe me? Here’s my article on that very subject.