Fitness Exercise Programs That Will Melt Away Unwanted Holiday Pounds
Posted Jan 07 2009 4:45pm
If you want to burn unwanted “Holiday” fat I recommend combining a healthy diet and regular belly fat exercises. Most dietitians will tell you that you can get more energy if you eat natural foods as opposed to processed foods. Madeline Lyne is a Registered Dietitian who instructs people to eliminate junk food, pre-packaged foods, white bread, cookies, etc. from their regular diet. Madeline’s a great source for Fat Loss Nutrition Guidelines and supplies our readers with much insightful nutrition information.
To best lose inches and melt away fat, you can’t simply rid your addiction to processed foods. You’ll also need to incorporate regular exercise into your lifestyle. There are many excellent exercises you can complete at home. Some great belly fat exercises include bodyweight exercises, strength training sets and completing your abdominal exercises with interval training to burn fat. A great system is outlined at belly fat exercises.
Besides effective belly fat exercises you must include multiple daily portions of fruits, vegetables, nuts, lean proteins, and healthy fats into your diet. After the holidays, many people will have to break some recently acquired “bad habits.” Madeline tells us to eat minimal amounts of lean beef and pork, but it’s better to add poultry (without the skin) and fish to help lose fat and build muscle. In fact, fish is a must because it contains essential fatty acids (Omega-3) we need for a healthy heart.
After seeing the results myself, I believe diet is the MOST important factor in fat loss and health. If you’re eating too many processed foods and trans-fats with too many calories, you likely see minimal benefits from your exercise program. For most overweight people, it’s their diet that’s lead them to their current condition. Following are some simple diet rules to consider:
1) Eliminate liquid calories (with the exception of a post-workout drink). Get rid of all the juices, the sodas, and the sports drinks. Liquid sugar is the last thing you need when you are trying to lose fat. Limit your alcohol intake 2) No fast food. Typically, the quality of the food ingredients at fast food restaurants is poor. 3) Eat more fruits and vegetables. If you are eating 2 servings per day, then go up to 4 servings per day by the end of the week. And even if you think you are doing great by having 5 servings per day, you still need to double that (take 2-3 weeks to work your way up to 10 servings per day).
I know of people, including myself, that switched to natural foods and within days changes are noticed in their bodies. One of the biggest benefits of regular abdominal exercises and a healthy diet is an increase in mental energy. Stick with the simple nutrition & exercise approach for best fat burning.
Also, don’t procrastinate until January 1st. get started now. Many people have already started their weight loss programs - through the heart of the holiday season. They aren’t waiting for Jan. 1st to show up. They are taking control now and getting on a roll. They’re not letting anything (from Holiday parties to peer pressure) to get in their way.
The best way to burn belly fat is with fitness workouts and a healthy diet. The abdominal exercises are fast and they work. Diet is critical to provide energy and maintain a healthy and slimmer body.