Always reduce your Body Weight through a Healthy Fat Loss Plan. Which brings us to the truth about losing “belly fat fast” is that it is false. You can not spot reduce fat around your mid section or any particular area on your body. When you lose body fat, you lose fat all around your body, not just in one place. So, if your idea is to go the gym and do a ton of sit ups to target fat loss around your stomach, you are wasting your time. Sure, you will gain muscle and lose a couple of calories on the way, but you will not spot reduce fat in that area.
If you want to lose fat, you have to pay particular attention to your diet. The only true way you can lose body fat is burning more calories per day then you take in. How do you accomplish this? Its basic math… 3500 calories is what you need to burn to lose one pound of fat. Considering you can not burn that many calories in one day (in a healthy way), you need to break down that number to a realistic goal. For example, if you want to lose one pound of fat per week, you need to divide that number by seven. That will give you 500 calories you need to burn per day to equal one pound of healthy fat loss per week.
What Steps Do I Need To Take To Burn 500 Calories A Day?
You need to look at your diet. Find out how many calories you burn a day without any exercise. Depending on your weight and age, this number will vary.
Once you figured out how many calories you burn a day when you are resting (no exercise), target your calorie intake to less then 500 calories of that number.
So, if you burn 2300 calories per day just by doing your regular daily activities without any exercise, eat only 1800 calories per day. Of course you will feel weak on certain days but, this is only one way you can start losing weight.
A Better Option To Healthy Fat Loss
There is a better way you can lose body fat. Instead of cutting your calorie intake by 500 calories, you keep your resting calorie intake (the calories you need per day to keep your current weight) the same, and burn off 500 calories through weight training or cardiovascular exercise. This is the healthier approach and will have more healthy fat loss benefits down the road when you want to keep the weight off.
500 Calories Per Day Mark
Try not to go below 500 calories per day of your resting calorie intake. Two things will happen that will hamper your goals of losing body fat when you try to lose more then 500 calories through your diet.
First, what will happen is that your body will go into starvation mode. This means all the calories you do take in will be stored directly as fat cells instead of being used for energy which will result in a healthy fat loss.
Second, you will lose muscle mass instead of body fat. Your body will sense that you are not getting enough nutrition from your diet and will start using energy from your muscles, causing your muscles to shrink.
Written by Henry Chervenka
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Hello my name is Brigitte Willers. I am a qualified fitness and business professional. I am also a lifestyle and fitness model, business owner and mommy to a boy named Sammy and three Jack Russells. Thank you for visiting The Jog Blog and hope to see you back soon!