As we age, our metabolism starts to slow down and we start to gain fat in all the wrong places. To make matters worse, it is known that the older we get,the more sedentary our lifestyle will be. This will be translated to less fat
getting burnt off and more fat being acccumulated. For men, fat is often gained around the belly. If you are lucky, only your waistline will bulge which is commonly being referred to as love handles. But for most of us, fat
will build up on the tummy or what is commonly called, belly fat. The ladies tend to accumulate fat around the thigh and butt. That is not to say they will not have belly fat or love handles. In fact, women have it worse than men and are more inclined to gain fat all over. All of us want to own an attractive flat belly and a slim waistline. We will not only look attractive, we will also have less risk to fat related diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and other medical complications.
So how do we get rid of belly fat and love handles fast? First, let the truth be out. There is no such thing as spot reduction short of invasive medical procedures such as mesotherapy which actually inject drugs into your fat to supposedly melt them away. This treatment still has its controversy at the time of this writing. The other is liposuction. A very excruciatingly painful and expensive medical procedure. But do these procedures as well as
others such as body wraps, slimming pills, diets etc keep your waistline slim and belly fat at bay? Well, perhaps initially, but to keep fat off permanently, they are questionable unless you keep poppng pills or on a diet
for the rest of your life.
To keep belly fat and your love handle off permenantly, you will need to incoporate regular cardio exercises, weight training and a healthy eating habit into your life style. No starvation diet is required. Cardio exercises will burn fat fast. Weight training which will build you some muscles will also burn body fat. The added advantage is that when you pack on more muscles, your metabolism skyrockets and you burn fat round the clock, not just your belly fat and love handle but body fat from all over you. You will also have the benefit of owning an attractive flat belly and a slim waistline with beautiful muscle tone and that fabulous six pack abs for the guys. Added to your healthy eating habit such as avoiding too much dietary fat, sugar, simple carbohyrate, you will not only lose your belly fat and love handle, you will lose them forever. And if you have other fat deposit in other parts of your body, the same routine will also burn away those fat fast too.
So the if you want to own an attractive flat belly and a slim waist line fast, add cardio and weight exercises along with a healthy eating habit. Then watch the massive improvement to your health and fitness and watch your belly
fat and love handle melt away quickly.
Well, it may take some effort getting used to the new routine at first but when you start to see your belly fat and love handle melting away and when you are forced to change you wardrobe because of your new slim waistline, you
will enjoy and appreciate your new healthy lifestyle and attractive body. Try it.
How To Lose Belly Fat And Love Handles
A common misconception among those who are unsure How to Lose Belly Fat (and fat from other regions) is that fat can be depleted from a single area (such as the mid-riff) by doing exercises targeting that one area (such as crunches). WRONG!
This method will simply strengthen and increase the underlying muscle if this area, it will not help to Lose the excess Belly Fat in that region.
What most people struggling with Fat Loss fail to understand is that body fat is put on proportionally around our body. For example, if a person puts on (or sheds) 20 pounds of Fat, it maybe deposited (or lost) primarily in the hips rather than the arms. This all depends on genetics, our postures and other factors.
In order to decrease the Fat in a certain area of the body an entirely different approach must be taken. This approach must be in the form of total body Fat Loss as there is no natural way to target Fat Loss on just one area alone.
The positive aspect of Total body fat loss approach is that the Fat is usually cut from the area that has the most percentage of fat, which is commonly the most troubling.
Causes of Belly Fat
Eating Late night ? This is a big No-No. What most people don't understand is that surplus energy from food in the body is stored as Fat. Fats and Carbohydrates as oppose to protein are in high energy.
So, these foods, especially late at night will be stored as fat instead of being used as energy because your very inactive and uses little energy (from sleeping!) late at night.
High G.I foods ? These are foods which promote short spikes of energy follow by a severe dip in energy. This dip can result in us having a craving for the same high G.I food stuffs throughout the day which can lead to our bodies having excess energy and as a result storing the extra energy as Fat.
Low G.I foods are a better option as they they release energy slowly and don't settle as fat as much.
Examples of High G.I foods: pasta, white breads, potatoes, sugary foods(biscuits, chocolate, cakes) etc.
Examples of Low G.I foods: wholegrain bread/pasta/rice, oats, wetabix, green veg
High in Saturated Fat Foods - Obviously foods like burgers, fries, pizza and anything fried are bad for weight loss as there is a dangerously high content of fat in these foods.
Lack of Healthy Fats - Surprisingly, not all fats are bad for weightloss. Infact, a good dose of Fats high in monounsaturated and low in saturated fat can help to speed up weight loss, curb cravings, increase energy and improve overall health!
It is imperative though that the right amount for you is established so that you can effectively reach you weightloss goal.
Your doing too much!! - Overdoing it is such a common occurrence when you are desperately trying to lose weight. This comes from emotions such as anger and frustration which make you unable to think logically. As a result you push yourself as hard as possible when exercising at a pace that is totally unmaintainable over a prolonged period of time.
When you give up this ludicrous intensity when exercising and see little results it usually results in despair and overall resentment of losing weight. To these unfortunate people I say consistent low/moderate exercise is the best!
Mind the company you keep - It is no myth that your family, friends and co-workers do have an influence on your health.