I know you’ve been told that it’s impossible to spot reduce body fat, right?
Well that statement is true except for one little loophole I think you’ll be
interested in hearing about. You see, everyone loses body fat at different rates
and on different parts of their body first depending on their genetic make-up.
But did you know that there is a way to over ride your genetics and start losing
belly fat first?
It’s true, one of the amazing things my clients tell me when they first go on my
nutritional plan is that they are dropping pant sizes faster than they ever
What’s the secret?
The hidden key to over ride your genetics and to start losing all that body fat
around your waist is to eliminate one key ingredient that your body was never
meant to consume. If you haven’t guessed by now, it goes by the name of
sugar. Yes, plain old sugar is the leading cause of abdominal fat. This belly fat
is the result of blood sugar spikes and insulin sensitivity reactions that inevitably
cause sugar to be stored as body fat after it is digested.
You probably know the most common sugary foods to stay away from like
candy, sodas, and desserts and maybe you even know some of the trickier
ones like pastas, breads, rice and other white starches, but do you know the
lesser known culprits?
These are actually healthy foods that have a not-so-healthy effect on your
body. Although these foods are nutritious and you do want to include some of
them in your normal diet, you will want to pass on them when you are looking to
regulate blood sugar levels and really concentrate on shedding body fat. Each
of them has a far healthier alternative, so don’t feel like you can’t get the proper
nutrients in your diet.
Let’s take a look at a partial list of some of the foods you may never have
thought could cause your blood sugar levels to rise and your insulin levels to
7 Healthy Foods to Avoid While Dieting:
1. Baby carrots
3. Short grain brown rice
4. 100% fruit juice (or any other kinds of juice)
5. Low quality protein/energy bars (too much filler and sugars)
7. Yogurt (except the low sugar varieties, like some Greek yogurt)
There you have it. All of the items on this list have one thing in common –
sugar! Sure, some of them have the natural kind and others just rank high on
the glycemic index, but as a whole, they all spike blood sugar levels and lead to
larger waist sizes.
Vow to eliminate your sugar intake and you will see noticeably less belly fat.
In Part 2 of “Lose Belly Fat First,” I will outline which exercises are your top picks
for creating a trim, tone, and tight midsection while pointing the finger at those
exercises that don’t measure up.
Committed to your success,
Stephen Cabral, CSCS, CPT, NS
Author of Fatlossity – Lose5in7 Weight Loss System
Health Consultant for MTV, NutritionData, Diet.com, Gather, EDGE
Stephen Cabral is a national health correspondent with over 10 years of credentials. He
holds national and international certifications in strength & conditioning, personal training,
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