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  • on 07.04.2010
  • at 08:26 PM
  • by Jessy Troy

How to Lose the Excess Body Fat


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If you hate the way your body looks then it’s time to get serious about reducing fat. Aside from the fact that excess fat around your body doesn’t look great it can also cause diseases such as diabetes and heart problems which makes it even more important to start losing weight.

A common misconception that people have when trying to find out how to lose belly fat and fat in general is that they have to go on a diet. In reality all you need to do is eat healthier which will usually reduce your calorie intake by a large amount. For example, instead of having pizza for dinner you could cook a healthy vegetable curry or instead of a chocolate bar in the afternoon you could swap it for an apple. By doing this you won’t feel like you’re on a diet but you’ll still be consuming less calories.

If you need new ideas for healthy recipes then cookbooks are a great place to start. It’s important to vary your healthy meals so that you enjoy them and don’t get bored. You also shouldn’t think that you need to eliminate all fat from your diet – you need a small amount of unsaturated fats to stay healthy. However, the less saturated fat you eat the more likely you are to be able to reduce fat fast. You should also try to avoid caffeine. Some people used to think that caffeine sped up the body’s metabolism but recent studies have shown that this is by such a small amount that it’s a negligible effect. On the other hand, many people believe that green tea can increase your metabolism which helps you to burn excess calories at an increased rate. You should try it yourself and see the results.

You should also only eat carbohydrates after you’ve completed a workout. That means that if you don’t workout at all then you shouldn’t eat any carbohydrates! This will help you to reduce fat much faster, especially if you replace the carbs with foods that help you to lose weight.

An important thing to remember is that moderation is the key to long term weight loss. When trying to reduce fat fast, however, the more fatty and snack foods you can cut out of your diet the more weight you’ll lose. If you can make it sustainable then that’s even better. You should never be tempted to crash diet though because this will only end in failure and binge eating.

Arguably the most difficult thing about losing weight is avoiding getting distracted by the latest “fad” diets and dieting pills. Nearly all of these are a waste of time and won’t help you to lose fat. Instead they’ll stop you focusing on what’s really important for losing weight. Anytime you see a product that claims to be able to “melt” fat from your body you should avoid it. Stick to the basics and you’ll have a much higher chance of success. At the end of the day all it takes to lose the excess fat is determination, patience and willpower.

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