There is no one best way to lose belly fat. However there are wrong ways. If you’ve been using fat burning pills, or gadgets to try and burn belly fat you’re wasting your time. This article reveals a 6 step process about how to burn belly fat the safe and healthy way. Take 5 minutes, read through it and you’ll see just how easy it can be to lose belly fat.
Determine your goal
Everyone needs a goal for where they want to be. For some, they may want to lose 10 or 20 lbs. Others they might want to burn belly fat so they can have a 6 pack. Before you can really make a plan and start to burn off belly fat, you need to decide what it is you want to achieve.
Make sure it’s a healthy goal, for your height, age, and current weight.
Determine how much you are eating now
This combined with the next step together will help you burn belly fat fast. For one week, make a journal of everything you eat, and the calories. Start paying attention to nutritional labels on packages, and at restaurants. At the end of the week get the average of your calorie intake for each day.
Calculate how much you should be eating
This is the real AH-HA moment about burning belly fat. Determining how much you should be eating each day, compared to what you are actually eating. Chances are there is a significant variance between these numbers.
Take the number of calories you have been eating each day, and subtract the amount you “should” be eating each day. This is literally the burn belly fat formula!
Cut your calorie intake.
OK no one freak out, we’re not talking about a how to lose weight by starving yourself on a belly fat diet. However, you are going to want to cut out wasted calories each day. Calories that come from snacks, soda, coffee (especially the cream and sugar in it).
It takes about 3500 calories to burn one pound of fat. The safe rate to burn belly fat is about one pound per week. So you want to reduce your intake of calories each day by about 500 below what you need (7 days x 500 calories per day is 3500 per week).
Trying to drop your intake by more than that will make your body feel like it’s starving itself, this won’t burn stomach fat, rather it will make your body store it for survival.
Add Exercise to lose more belly fat
You knew we couldn’t get through this article without talking about exercises to lose belly fat. Now I’m not suggesting you run to join the gym, but I do recommend you start walking, jogging, doing some sort of exercise that will burn some calories, and in turn burn belly fat during each session.
You can actually use exercise as a bit of a motivator to eat a bit more. Remember how we talked about reducing your intake by 500 calories a day, well if you add in 250 calories worth of exercise each day, you’ll still lose stomach fat, and be able to eat a bit more. Of course, don’t waste those calories on snack foods.
Make a plan to Burn Belly Fat
If you want to ensure your success, then write out a plan about how to burn belly fat for you. Do the above steps, write out what you need to do to reach your goal. Also, write down when you’re going to exercise, and I suggest each week planning your meals from recipes that make enough, so you have a lunch for the next day, and that provide calorie, fat, and fiber information so you can track what your eating.