If you have been looking for the best stomach fat burners online, I am sure you have come across countless pills and supplements claiming quick results. Unfortunately, these claims are far-fetched. Aside from being false claims, these pills and supplements can be detrimental to your health and body.
I am writing this article to shed light on natural methods which in my opinion are the best stomach fat burners. If you are searching for an overnight solution this article is definitely not meant for you. However, if you are interested in methods that take time but will show long-lasting results, keep reading. I use these methods personally and they have worked wonders for me.
Please note these are the methods I use and may not be suitable for everyone. That is why I always state that one should consult their doctor before making any lifestyle and dietary changes. A good doctor by your side is key to living an optimal life.
1) Set a goal for your body
Goals are fundamental for growth and success. When it comes to your body, you should not neglect to set goals for it as well.
Figure out exactly what weight you want to be at and how you want to look. This will give you a clear target to aim for. If you don’t have a clear target you are going to be flying blind and you will never reach your destination. This is why setting a goal for your body is number one on the list.
As you work through your fat loss journey, a clear goal for your body will let you know if you are progressing towards it or away from it. If you are progressing towards it, great! Keep doing what you are doing. If you are moving away from it – take a step back, reanalyze what you are doing and tweak it so you are progressing towards your goal.
Key is to not get discouraged and keep that final destination in mind.
It also helps to set milestones for your body goals. As you hit each milestone, reward yourself. This will keep you motivated and amped.
Keeping yourself accountable is another factor that will help you stay on track. Find someone that will keep you accountable and tell them your goal – they won’t sugarcoat the truth for you if you are not living up to the standards you have set for yourself.
Finally (and this is very important), when you are about 80% of the way to achieving your body goal(s), set yourself new goals for your body. This will ensure that you maintain a healthy body for the rest of your life. If you don’t keep setting new goals as you achieve your previous ones, you will not be growing. If you don’t grow, you are stuck in a rut, and that’s not a good place to be in.
2) Don’t Over Consume!
Well you heard this time and again, might as well hear it one more time… Don’t over consume!
You have a clear goal for your body and know exactly what you want. Now figure out how many calories you need to consume daily to achieve this goal. This is not a very complicated task and its very straight forward. To make it easy, I have written an article on how to calculate the number of calories: Lose Stomach Fat Naturally – What Worked For Me! (I Didn’t Use Supplements).
On this same article, you can also find out the ratio of carbs, fats and protein to consume – this is often referred to as macro/macronutrients. Please note depending on your goals, the macros can differ, a good place to start to figure this out is: If It Fits Your Macros (https://www.iifym.com/iifym-calculator/). I go into detail on the following articles as to why I use the ratio of 20% protein, 25% carbs, and 55% smart fats: High Fat and Low Carb Diet… I Did It For My Brain! and How Much Protein Should I Eat Daily? And My Top 5 Best Sources.
3) Get yourself a long term diet plan
A healthy diet is pretty much the foundation of every great fat/weight loss plan. I cannot stress enough the importance of figuring out the proper diet.
If you get yourself on a proper diet that is sustainable long term, you are golden. With a clear goal, knowing your macros & number of calories to consume and a proper long term diet, you are 80% of the way to having a healthy body and losing the fat.
The emphasis is on “long term” here. You want to get yourself on a diet that you can follow for the rest of your life. That means none of the fad diets or restricting yourself from foods that you enjoy.
The key to a long term diet plan, in my opinion, is that you should be able to eat anything you want for the rest of your life (in moderation of course). That is why the number of calories and the macro are important.
When you figure out a sustainable diet plan and you stick to it, you don’t have to feel guilty when you indulge once in a while.
If you would like to see the diet plan I follow, you can find it here: Diet To Lose Stomach Fat – Without Giving Up My Favourites!
4) Reduce stress!
Stress is the silent killer. And when it comes to weight/fat loss, stress is down right your enemy.
When we are stressed the body’s survival mechanism kicks into high gear and unfortunately this survival instinct adds on the pounds and stores fat.
How does this happen? When you are stressed, blood gets pumped into the midbrain and it becomes highly active and dominates. When the midbrain becomes active it sends your body a signal that says famine is coming. This leads to different results in men and women.
For men this signal translates to two things: 1) consume much as possible and store energy for future use in the form of fat and 2) reproduce.
For women, this signal translates to only one thing: minimize all other functions and consume much as possible and store energy for future use as fat.
Basically, under stress, your brain becomes irrational and forces you to eat as much as possible.
I highly recommend reading Dr Steven Masley’s The Better Brain Solution, where he discusses the effects of stress and other factors that are causing insulin resistance, which in turn leads to dementia, cardiovascular disease and weight gain.
Psychology Today has a great article on natural methods to reduce stress if you want to give it a read: Cortisol: Why the “Stress Hormone” Is Public Enemy No. 1: 5 simple ways to lower your cortisol levels without drugs
5) Get moving
You know this was coming. If you want to lose the fat you need to get moving.
“Get moving” doesn’t mean you need to go and burn yourself out at the gym. You can start off slowly and work your way up.
Start off with 20 minutes of brisk walking daily, its as simple as that. Brisk walking is where you can say a few lines but can’t hold a conversation – falls somewhere in between your regular walking and speed walking.
Once you start doing this daily, you will see results within weeks, both in your body and mind. Hey, this is a great way to kill two birds with one stone – you will lose the pounds and distress.
Once you are walking regularly, move your way up to exercising on the regular. This will supercharge your fat loss and get you to your goal sooner. I highly recommend investing in a great personal trainer (do your research, and find a great one).
A great personal trainer will set the foundations for a healthy lifestyle and teach you the proper form for each exercise. They will also help you figure out the right diet strategy that’s tailor-made for you.
If you are interested in an exercise regiment, you can see the one I follow here: Best Exercise To Lose Stomach Fat – Full Body Workout Routine For Women and Men
Wow, this was supposed to be a quick snapshot of the 5 step natural methods I use as best stomach fat burners… but I got a little excited and wrote a lot more than what I was expecting to write. Well, nonetheless, these are the strategies I follow for myself and I hope if you read the whole way through it might help you in some way to achieve your goal of a flat belly. I wish you all the best on your journey! If you have any questions please leave them in the comment section below and I will get back to you.