Diet to Lose Belly Fat – Eat Your Vegetables

Diet to Lose Belly Fat – Eat Your Vegetables

I have some fond memories of my mother reminding me to eat my vegetables when at the dinner table. Little did I know at the time how important that would be later in life when I found myself trying to find a diet to lose belly fat. Did you know that the best flat tummy diet is lots of vegetables and regular exercise? Are you at your wits end trying diet after diet, only to have the unwanted weight return later? If you cannot lose weight and are desperately looking for some advice from those who have managed to find a way back to a healthy slim body, then read what they have done to control the problem

Eat healthy vegetables.

Eating mostly vegetables is the most effective way to control your caloric intake, and the good news is that they are less expensive than some of the gimmicks I have seen in the marketplace. Vegetables, raw fruits and whole grains are naturally high in fiber and very low in fat. Weight watchers will need to understand that you are not to add any fat, such as butter or margarine nor any salt that will cause you to retain water. Now I can hear those of you grumbling about how you hate to eat bland vegetables. The truth of the matter is that all you have to do is get creative with other, less fattening additives. Lemon juice and cracked peppercorn, when added to fresh cooked greens will render them very tasty, and the internet is loaded with good ideas for the dieting cook.

It’s OK to go nuts.

In order to supplement the increased intake of vegetables and fruits, eat nuts. You will want to get your protein from healthy sources, and nuts are a natural way to provide your body with the necessary protein it needs without adding the animal fats that lean cuts of meat still have. Another protein source that has proven abilities in controlling your weight is fresh fish. Please remember that canned tuna or processed fish such as breaded fish filets are not going to help you lose the weight. Fresh fish should include tilapia, salmon, or farm raised freshwater trout, if you must have tuna, then only fresh tuna filets that can be baked or broiled will do. Again, instead of adding fat to the fish, try the lemon and cracked peppercorn for added flavor.   

Exercise regularly.

Eating healthy food is only half of the solution for losing weight. The other half involves regular exercise for thirty to forty minutes a day. The best advice I can give for exercising is to find something that is enjoyable to you. Thirty minute walks through the neighborhood or bicycling may be enjoyable for some of you, while aerobics and weight training will suit others. However, the important thing to remember if you want to keep the weight off is you will have to stick to exercising regularly even after losing the unwanted pounds.