When you can’t wear your favorite jeans anymore. When you look at your profile in the mirror and look pregnant (but you’re not). When you feel you look like a middle aged man with a beer belly, (even though you’re a thirty year old woman). These are all reasons to get busy and lose the belly fat.
Your life may depend on your ability to make a plan to lose your extra stomach fat.
But they’re not the most important reasons. Appearance may be what motivates you and that’s okay. Whatever works to keep you on your diet plan is fine. But you need to be at least be aware of how carrying around an extra twenty pounds of belly fat can negatively impact your health. When all else fails, it might be what keeps you out of a fast food drive through and away from candy bars.
Carrying extra belly fat increases your chances of:
- Diabetes and insulin resistance
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
- Sleep disorders
- Even some types of cancer including breast cancer and colon cancer.
As you know, these are all serious problems. Losing belly fat effects your health now and in the future. You may think it’s being over dramatic but the truth is, your life may depend on your ability to make a plan to lose your extra stomach fat and stick with it until you reach your goal.
The good news is, it is possible to get rid of those extra pounds. Many people have done it and you can, too. But it does take some planning and consistent action.
Start by making the decision to live a healthier lifestyle. Do the things you already know you need to do. There is no such thing as a magic pill or secret formula for weight loss. But consistent effort will pay off in numerous ways. You’ll feel better, look better, and your risk of developing serious health problems will be reduced.
No matter how many diet plans you read about there are certain basic practices that will always help you lose weight.
DON’T eat sugar, fast food, fried foods, bad fats, or drink lots of sodas or alcohol.
DO eat lots of fresh veggies, some fruits, drink lots of water, exercise regularly, and eat meats for protein. And get plenty of sleep.
There are many diet plans; but the above are always a good start. Don’t try to complicate things too much. Do what you know to do right now. You can adjust your diet later if you need to.
So what are you waiting for? You know your health depends on you losing those extra pounds of belly fat so get started.
Make a long-term diet plan.
Then stick with it.
You’ll experience the results in a longer, healthier life.