Yes we know this is an all time favourite question. Yet we can't emphasize enough that the way you lose weight/slim down should be a healthy and sustainable one.
Skipping meals or going without food for a day or 2 is completely nonsense. Your metabolism will be screwed by doing that.
Nevertheless, here are some sustainable and healthy ways to do it! (They require efforts! Commit only when you're ready!)
1. Eliminate unnecessary sugar.
Most of the time we are consuming far too much sugar than we know. Canned drinks, juices and even sports drink eliminate them. Look at the amount of advertisements the soft drink companies are doing to make you buy them. It is ridiculous. Sports drink unless you're doing a marathon? Or some vigorous exercise. Otherwise you don't really need them.
Next, will be fruits. Eat your fruits at the Right Time. Do not eat them after a huge meal. Your glycogen storage will be so full that after a meal, it will reject the extra sugar you’ve eaten to the fat cells instead. Eat them before/after your workout/training instead so that the body can fully utilize the sugar for energy.
Also, you may think that a tablespoon of sugar is fine for your morning coffee but 10 days will be 10 tablespoons of sugar. No, it's not.
2. Eliminate unnecessary ‘hidden’ carbohydrates in your daily life.
No, I’m not telling you to reduce your carbs or stop your carbs. At times when we eat out, we have gravy in a dish. Have you ever wonder what is it that makes up the thick gravy? Most of the time is corn flour. Some examples of carbohydrates are all flour types, bread, rice, noodles, they are pretty straight forward to take note of. Try to avoid unnecessary carbs. You do not need so much carbs as you thought you will need.
3. Eliminate food which are being fried, processed, chemically preserved.
I don’t have to explain more for this section. You should know more than me I presume. Eg, nuggets, hot-dogs, fast food and canned food.
4. Try to cook at home rather than dining out.
There are so many benefits of eating in than out but the main thing is because you will know what you put inside the food. You will know what exactly you're consuming. Every single detail. Hence, you will know what exactly you are eating. Eating out, you won't know what's inside your food and how it's being prepared.
5. Commit yourself to exercise at least 3x a week consistently.
This is the final stage of destroying that belly of yours. Without this, your process will be hindered. A lot of people asked me if there is a way not to exercise but still lose fats, I said YES. It is possible but what for when you can have so many benefits while exercising? Please don't say that you got no time. Let’s face it. We got 4am, 5am, 6am before your usual ‘wake up’ time for work. A lot of people didn’t realize the latter option. We have 8pm 9pm 10pm after work as well. Try to find ways and make time but not excuses!
6. Be realistic.
A lot of times I’ve heard people coming up to me and said, “hey, why my tummy is not going down?” Say you have that tummy for the past 20 years and after 3 months of ‘dieting’ by yourself, you started to complain and give up. Is that fair? No. Not cool at all. Not realistic at all. You need to give yourself at least half a year to see visible results. Stop believing in those marketing advertisements where it says you will get 6 packs in 8 weeks, Money guaranteed training etc. Discipline, hard work, determination, commitment, habit and lifestyle will be the key to your Guaranteed results.
Try to bring in the above 6 pointers into your lifestyle gradually. Slowly but surely! Be patient and results will come as long as you're on track and most importantly DON'T GIVE UP! Alternatively, get in touch with our certified yet affordable personal trainers for customised training programs!