So you want to get rid of some belly fat.
And you can’t help but be on the lookout for that magical exercise that will give you flat abs once-and-for-all.
I’m sorry to burst your bubble of hope…
But all the ab crunches in the world won’t make a dent in your belly bulge, as long as you continue with your unhealthy lifestyle.
This isn’t a cutting edge discovery. In fact, by now it’s common knowledge that spot reduction is a myth.
And yet, time after time, I’m asked to reveal the exercise, or exercise machine, that gets rid of stomach fat.
There is no such magical exercise.
The magic is found in altering your diet and exercise routine to promote fat loss from your overall body, including—but not limited to—your midsection.
Here’s how to really get rid of that belly fat:
Flat Belly Tip #1: Cut Out Processed Foods
You know how Disneyland has the FastPass tickets that allow you to cut to the front of the ride lines?
Consider processed foods as a FastPass ticket to belly fat.
I wouldn’t be surprised if future studies show that the over-processing, chemical additives and high fructose corn syrup that are pumped into processed food specifically adds fat around your belly.
If you want to lose pounds then stay away from sugars, sodas, chemically altered fats, processed, packaged, fried and preserved foods.
Flat Belly Tip #2: Eat Fresh, Whole Organic Foods
Once you’ve cut the garbage out of your diet, fill in the void with fresh foods such as:
• Whole fruit
• Lean, high quality meat – like grass fed beef (get your Omega 3’s)
• Whole grains, in moderation
While these foods may seem boring at first, stick with it long enough and you’ll grow to love the unadulterated flavor of real food.
Did you know you need seven vegetables and two fruits a day to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs. I find juicing is the simplest way to get all the daily requirements in. You can juice several vegetables at time and fruit. By juicing in the morning you can give yourself most of the vitamins and minerals you need and the great side effect is energy for the day.
Eating a diet filled with the foods listed above will give your body all the nutrients it needs to shed pounds and lean out.
Flat Belly Tip #3: A Consistent, Challenging Exercise Program
The absolute best way to fight the battle of the belly bulge is with a consistent, challenging exercise program.
• Consistent: You should exercise 3-5 times each week.
• Challenging: If you want to see results then keep your body guessing with new exercises and varied intensity.
Read the Back Label, Not the Front
As a rule of thumb, never trust the claims on the front of a food package. Claims like: heart healthy, whole grains, or fiber-filled are never reason enough to purchase the item.
You see, the real truth about a packaged food item is hidden in the ingredient list on the BACK label, not in the bold claims on the front.
Scan that ingredient list for high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils – if the food contains these items then rest assured that it’s not healthy and should not be eaten.
Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry with Mango
Eating healthy does not need to be boring! This Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry with Mango will wake up your taste buds, feed your muscles and satisfy your fiber needs, all in one delicious bowl! Meals like this, built around lean protein and veggies, are the way to eat in order to get your best fitness results possible. Enjoy! Servings: 6
Here’s what you need…
• 1 pound organic, boneless, skinless chicken breast
• 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 yellow onion, chopped
• 2 heads broccoli, chopped
• 2 carrots, cut in half and then into 2 inch segments
• 2 heads baby bok choy, chopped
• 1 zucchini, chopped
• 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
• 3/4 cup chicken broth (divided)
• 2 Tablespoons arrowroot starch
• 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seed oil
• 1 Tablespoons ume plum vinegar
• 1 Tablespoon coconut aminos
• 1 ripe, organic mango, peeled, pitted and chopped
1. Rinse the chicken and cut into 1 inch cubes.
2. Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions, sauté for about 10 minutes, until soft. Add the broccoli, carrots and chicken and cook an additional 10 minutes. Add the bok choy and zucchini. After 5 minutes add 1/4 cup of chicken broth, cover, and cook an additional 10 minutes.
3. In a small bowl combine the remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth, arrowroot, sesame oil, vinegar and coconut aminos. Add the seasoned mixture to the skillet, along with the chopped mango, and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving (without rice) equals: 243 calories, 11g fat, 675mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 19g protein
Juice to Your Health!
You’re Juicing Health Fanatics,
Georgia & Tonia