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Best ways to lose belly fat

There are lots of products that claim to help people lose belly fat quickly. However a lot of these products are harmful, and any weight that was lost is typically regained in a short amount of time. To lose belly fat the right way, and keep it off for good, it's a good idea to follow a natural weight loss plan that is healthy for your body.

Dieting

Aim to eat only foods that are whole and natural. Try to plan meals containing foods with high levels of vitamins, fibre and nutrients, such as fruit, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains. As far as possible, limit foods that are packaged and processed, such as biscuits or white bread. Wholesome, raw foods are usually more filling and will help you to lose excess belly fat gradually.

Remember to drink plenty of water. This will hydrate your internal organs, allowing the systems in your body to work at their optimal levels, including the endocrine system. The endocrine system controls metabolism, which is an important system in digesting food and burning body fat.

Exercise

Start a fitness plan to build up cardiovascular endurance and strengthen your muscles. Swimming, cycling, and walking are great exercises for burning body fat, and they are also low-impact and highly aerobic. Start out gradually - for example, doing around 30 minutes of mild exercise a day, two or three days per week. Gradually work up to exercising at a higher aerobic level for 45 minutes a day, five days per week. This will jump-start your weight loss plan and help to burn off that belly fat quickly.

This is because the body burns calories as energy during physical exercise. If physical activity is limited, your calorie intake will often exceed the number of calories you burn. In this case, the calories are stored in the body as fat cells, often around the midsection. Exercising will boost metabolism rates and begin reducing the amount of belly fat and other fat throughout the body.

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