It’s Not As Tough As You Think to Lose That Paunch
Most men would not necessarily be interested in developing their physique; they’d be perfectly happy just to lose their paunch or belly fat. This certainly is a big problem area; still, there are ways to do it that are not really as tough as you’d expect. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Don’t ever skip breakfast. Every night when we fall asleep, your body goes into starvation mode. But remember, your body still has to perform its normal functions even as you sleep. As a result, it will take energy wherever it can, and it ends up breaking down some of your muscle tissue. This is why you need to eat a good, healthy breakfast with plenty of protein when you wake up in the morning
Don’t Just Diet Exercise As Well
A good weight-loss program always includes an exercise regime. Participate in sports, jog, run, and engage in other physical activities (even if it’s just mowing the lawn) that will make you sweat. Spend at least 30 minutes every other day exercising or doing other physical labor. Instead of sitting down and watching sports programs on TV, why not go out with some buddies and actually play basketball or whatever game you prefer? You’ll be enjoying yourself while burning your abdominal fat at the same time.
Don’t Skip Meals
Skipping meals does not work. The usual result is you might be tempted to snack on fattening junk food and/or over-eat during your next meal, where you might end up eating up to 50% more than you normally would. When you miss a meal, your metabolism slows down and burns less calories. Your body also goes into starvation mode, storing anything it processes, thereby adding to your fat stores.
Stop the soda habit and steer clear of cakes, pies, candy, French fries and all kinds of fried foods. These are among the most common reasons why you are carrying all that fat around your middle in the first place. Just replacing soda with plain water will significantly reduce your calorie intake. Opt for fresh green salads, fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean meats.
Keep A Food Diary
Your wife or girl friend is probably doing this already – keeping a food diary. Write down everything that you have eaten or drank, determine how much protein and carbs you have consumed, and get the total number of calories you have munched or guzzled through each day. When you monitor your caloric intake regularly, you tend to pay more attention to what you put inside your mouth. It will also keep you from “mindless eating” or eating even when you’re not hungry. It won’t be surprising if you start losing your belly fat and keep it off just by applying this simple tip.