Three Ways Eating Can Help You Lose Belly Fat Naturally
The previous article in this series was about your hormones and your quest to lose belly fat naturally.
I’m sure you know that unless you control what you eat, you can’t hope to lose those last few pounds.
Let’s be honest. You’ve got to eat to be healthy. But most of us enjoy eating too much so we either start putting on weight or can’t get it off.
Fortunately, the right food choices are pretty easy to make. And making the right choices can actually help you lose belly fat.
The three questions you need to ask yourself are:
- What should I eat?
- What should I not eat?
- When should I eat?
1. What to Eat
You may not be at war with food, but, make no mistake, carbohydrates are your enemy.
Certainly, many carbohydrates are not a problem. But you sure have an enemy in the can of soda, the candy bar, those sugar coated cereals, and other high sugar foods.
These are the foods that cause insulin (there’s another hormone) spikes. When your insulin spikes your body can’t deal properly with the fat.
What you need to eat is lots of good quality protein and vegetables that are low-glycemic. Top off your eating with whole grains and low-glycemic fruits.
I can’t give you specific details about how much you should eat from each group. You need to take into accout factors such as how much fat you need to lose, your physical workouts, your metabolism, and your body type.
However, I can share with you some of the best food choices you can make:
- leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach,
- lean meats,
- olive oil, and
- coconut oil.
These foods help keep your insulin and energy levels fairly stable.