We're all hunting for some fast ways to blast belly fat. It’s human nature to want everything instantly. When your order something online you want it ASAP. The same goes for trying to lose belly fat. Slow and steady may win the weight loss race, but most will drop out before they're done. That’s why I want to present to you these 14 things that will help you lose your belly quickly.
Let’s be real though. You’re not going to lose 10 pounds in a single day. That’s not healthy. But you will see quick results with these fast ways to blast belly fat.
1. Protein Smoothie
Protein drinks are a great way to get a large dose of belly-busting nutrition. Most commercial drinks are full of unpronounceable chemicals, so you need to make your own. Try to lean toward vegan proteins, though. Keep reading for more fast ways to blast belly fat.
2. Magic Elixir
Start every day with a “spa water.” This just means slicing up some grapefruit, oranges, and lemons and throwing them in some water. Sip on this throughout the day for delicious health benefits.
3. Go Crazy for Salmon
Lean proteins are great fat fighters and they boost your metabolism. The problem is finding the best kind of salmon to have. The farmed fish doesn’t contain all the helpful benefits as fresh fish.
4. Crunch on Nuts
The right nuts are full of healthy monounsaturated fats, especially almonds. These nuts will help to reduce your desire to eat.
Instead of choosing dried fruit, which has more fructose and can cause problems for some people, try eating fresh fruits. Especially berries, citrus, and stone fruits.
6. Almond Milk
Not all milk is equal. Almond milk is better than cow’s milk for people who are sensitive to lactose. But you do need to do a bit of research on finding the best almond milk brand. Try to pick almond milk without carrageenan.
7. Stay Away from Canned Soup
These soups are high in sodium, which causes water retention. If you do like to eat canned meals, make sure you check the sodium content and keep it under 500 mg.
This is a belly busting exercise. It’s a full-body exercise that only takes eight minutes. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a pair of dumbbells at your shoulders with your palms facing each other. Lower down into a squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor. In a single motion, extend your legs and drive the dumbbells overhead. Pause and then move the dumbbells back to start. Do as many as you are able to, pause for a moment, and then continue for the rest of the eight minutes.
9. Shower before Bed
Sleep is caused in part by the cooling down process of your body. This is why people don’t sleep well when they’re hot. If you take a shower before going to bed you will activate your body’s natural thermostat, which will make you fall asleep faster. When you sleep better, it means you will lower your cortisol levels.
10. Decadent Breakfast
For breakfast whip up some quick oats and toss in a dash of cinnamon, nuts, berries, and chocolate shavings. Together these things will work with the good bacteria in your gut and colon to produce butyrate. This will reduce inflammation in the body.
11. Toss the Chinese Menu
Everybody loves the occasional chicken wing party or a handful of salty popcorn, but these foods are full of salt and will cause you to feel horrible the next day. Hot and Sour soup and Dan Dan Noodles at P.F. Chang’s provides your body with 14,170 milligrams of sodium. WOW! That’s a whole week’s worth of salt. So save your body and opt for different foods. Every now and then is fine, but not every week.
12. Check Your Gums
I don’t mean the gums that hold your teeth in place. The sugarless gum you have in your purse could be causing your belly to grow. Studies have found that sorbitol takes a long time to digest and a buildup of undigested sorbitol in your small intestine causes flatulence and bloating. Try to cut back on the gum, or switch to something like Simply Gum.
13. Stop with Energy Bars
Energy bars are really just calorie bars. They can cause you to gain weight. First, they are full of whey, which causes bloating for folks who can’t handle lactose. Second, they are full of soybeans, which causes gas for some people. Third, there are a lot of bad chemicals in them. Lastly, they sound like a health food, but they are really just glorified candy bars.
14. Drop the Yogurt
While a lot of people tell you yogurt is full of good bacteria, it actually has a lot of added sugars, which hurts your gut. It's also full of lactose. The combination of lactose and sugar can cause inflammation and bloating. If you really like yogurt, pick the kind that has 8 g of sugar or less.