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How To Lose Belly Fat | Get Rid of Belly Fat

STEP 2: HOW IS YOUR NUTRITION?

No pursuit of fat loss can occur without a frank discussion about what you are consuming every day.

To burn fat, you must be in a caloric deficit, period.

However, how you get there is very important. Let’s take a look at a few questions on this flow chart.

First, are you trying to get rid of belly fat irresponsibly by using crash diet plans, extreme calorie restriction or carbohydrate exclusion?

If so, you are likely never going to see long term success and you will probably increase fat storage and gain weight in the process.

On the other hand, if you’re doing it responsibly in a caloric deficit of around 200-500 calories per day, you’re making the right changes in your pursuit of flat abs and increased definition.

Second, are you eating clean?

I’m serious…

How healthy are you really eating?

Often, people aren’t really eating as ‘clean’ as they think they are. Eating clean means eating a healthy diet consistently over a long period of time. This is where portion size also comes in.

Are you eating two plates of everything? Are you getting the optimal portion sizes for protein, fibrous carbs and starchy carbs?

This doesn’t have to be as complicated as counting calories, tracking macros or weighing your food.

My recommendation is to divide up your plate.

If you imagine your plate as a pie chart, you’ll want it to have about 40% protein, 40% fibrous carbs (vegetables and fruit) and 20% starchy carbs (whole grain bread, pasta, potatoes, etc.)

Finally, how consistently are you “eating clean”?

Healthy eating is not a temporary thing, and consistency is important. This is where I think things tend to fall apart for a lot of people.

If you imagine your plate as a pie chart, you’ll want it to have about 40% protein, 40% fibrous carbs (vegetables and fruit) and 20% starchy carbs (whole grain bread, pasta, potatoes, etc.)

This is another place where you have some tough decisions to make.

Are you good with flat abs and maybe the beginnings of a six pack?  Or do you want to be ultra-ripped? If it’s the former, you can get away with a little more leeway in your eating plan. If it’s the latter, you’re going to have to be more strict.

What about cheat days?

If you’re having entire cheat days, you may not be able to reach either of these goals.  Because in a one-day feeding frenzy, you can do enough damage to undo a week of good eating.

If we’re talking cheat meals (and not whole days) I’d say you can get away with 1 or 2 a week and get yourself down from that protruding belly to the flat belly.

Can you have a cheat meal every single week and get down to ultra-ripped condition? Sometimes, if you’re doing everything else right, and that’s a big IF. You’re more likely to get there if you’re having a cheat meal maybe only every other week or once a month.

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