Six Ways You Can Burn Belly Fat

After working the diet scene for the past few years I have to admit I was ready to give up. The only thing dieting got me was a fatter body. It also taught me bad habits about food. The results from my efforts were failure. So, I set off on a quest to learn how I could burn off my belly fat.

The problem with dieting is that you focus on loosing X amount of lbs and that’s it. You might have a date coming up or a swimsuit you want to fit in but that’s it. Some guys haven’t taken their shirt off in front of anyone for years, and have these massive man boobs that plague them for life.

When it comes to dieting it places the focus in the wrong place. Rather than focusing on how to maintain a sustainable healthy weight people focus on how they can reach a goal for a certain date or event. You know how long your results will last, about one week past that event or date.

I knew I had to change my mindset, I had to think past the event or date and focus on living a healthier life. When I started this process of switching from dieting to living a healthy life, everything changed. I moved from trying to hit a weight at a certain date to just living a life that produced great results. Since there wasn’t a time frame placed on my success I was able to fail without giving up.

When you are dieting and you fail it usually leads to more failure and eventually a failed diet.

What I want to do is tell you the 6 principles I used to lose inches and change my life. These six principles helped me lose inches and add muscle where there was fat. These principles can work for either men or women.

1. Just start doing something. When I started making the switch from living fat to thinning out, I just started doing something. At first my wife and I would go on walks, that’s it, just walking with my wife.

As time went on we upped the anti, we would run for a block and then walk for a block. Then I started an in-home work out that was pretty intense, riding a bike that led to me making it 26 miles. I then started running and got up to 2 miles.

Now I ride my bike 18 miles, run a mile, and then a 45-minute cardio workout all in the same day. It is my 3-hour marathon Saturday work out. But it all started with my wife and I walking.

2. It takes commitment. The one thing I learned in this whole process is that it takes commitment. I have had my fare share of days that I have woke up and said; “you know what, I don’t care today, I’m not working out.”

This is where commitment kicks in. You need to find a little spark, and just do your work out, even if it is just going through the motions. Even going through the motions for a week is better than doing nothing for a week.

3.You have to find some sort of support system. Workout with a family member or friend, find a network board to talk with, but find something other than losing weight as a motivator. It isn’t enough to make your goals for a lifetime. You have to get a support system so you keep learning how to mix things up. So you don’t get board or lose sight of your end goals.

4.Fail Forward. I know I said commitment, but know there are those days that you will fail.

For me I will literally work out two months six days a week, and then take a week off. I have even taken three weeks off at one time.

I know I need to keep going and have every intention on starting up again, but those breaks allow me to refocus and get going again. I probably would not advice this for everyone, but for me it works. I am always failing forward knowing I am not going to give up on my goals of weight loss.

5. Set Goals. If you need to lose fifty lbs don’t make that your goal. Take the weight you want to lose and multiply that by 12%. That is your first goal.

So your first goal is 6 lbs. If this is your first time back with working out, then you will probably make that in the first week. Just because the majority of it will be water weight.

Here is a forewarning about setting weight goals, and please try to remember this. Sooner or later you will be disappointed if your only goal is centered around weight. I have come to realize that scales are from hell. They are evil and will derail you from any workout program. I stayed at the same weight for 3 months, matter of fact went up in weight. However, I was wearing smaller and smaller pants and shirts.

So instead of setting weight goals here are some ideas. Try setting workout goals. If you are running .10ths of a mile, work to run a half mile. If you are guy wearing 38 jeans, your goal is to fit into 36 jeans or drop two dress sizes. If your butt doesn’t fit in a chair, get rid of the cottage cheese on your butt, or get your man boobs to a place that they don’t need a bra. Set goals that transform your body, not goals that discourage and are not a real representation of weight loss.

6.Diet is everything. I don’t care what workout plan you do, because anything you do will give you some results, but none of them will give you the results you want unless you learn how to eat.

Never forget that food is a fuel and is the single factor that will cause you to succeed or fail when it comes to weight loss. Learn how to eat!

One last thing, give yourself some time. If you see an add that says Lose ten lbs in ten days. Know that you will gain twenty lbs in two months on that plan. It takes time to lose weight.

Not sure how long it took you to pack on the saddlebags, but I guarantee you it won’t come off in a month. If you have fifty or more lbs that you want to lose. Expect it to take several months if not a year to reach certain goals you have.

Ok those are the principles I have used to burn off my belly fat. I understand that there are rules you need to learn to be successful in this quest and we list a lot of free help on our Blog at fitness village.

I hope this helps you burn off your belly fat.

Phillip Longmire has a business degree and is the creator of fitness village , a Blog dedicated to those trying to lose weight. He not only transformed his own life but is dedicated to helping others lose weight and live healthier lives.
Planning Cosmetic Surgery? Begin With These Tips
Cosmetic surgery is something that is desired by both genders, from all walks of life. However, before you decide to have it done, there are some things you should know. In the article to follow, you will be provided with the best cosmetic surgery tips. You'll know what you are getting in to.
Do not get cosmetic surgery from a surgeon whom you have not checked out. You want to make sure that your surgery goes well, and that the surgeon who is conducting the surgery on you is trustworthy. You can ask previous patients to figure out if the doctor is reliable or not.
Go to the Department of Health of your state to get more information about your plastic surgeon. You will get more information about his or her education and find out if he or she is properly licensed. Stay away from any surgeon without a license or a legitimate college degree.
Make sure that your surgeon has malpractice insurance for your financial safety. This can have a huge impact on you if your procedure develops complications; a proper insurance policy will protect you from unfair out-of-pocket expenses. Don't visit surgeons who aren't insured well; their policy could be expensive due to past mistakes.
Of course, you are willing to pay enough to get high quality surgical results, but you can still save some of the cost without giving up the quality. The surgeons overseas often charge much less than those in the United States, and many of them are very reputable. While this option may not always be applicable, it is something you may wish to think about.
In addition to checking up on your surgeon, you also want to check out the clinic, or hospital where the surgery will be performed. Oftentimes this location will be unrelated to your practitioner. You will want to see if it maintains the standards that you demand.
Ask about different options for the anesthesia. For major interventions, a general anesthesia is best, but you should know about the risks involved. You have the right to ask for a general or a local anesthesia but do more research so you can make an educated decision. Ask your surgeon to have a qualified nurse assists him or her for the anesthesia if necessary.
Remember that cosmetic surgery is indeed surgery. You are going to need recovery time when your surgery is completed. Follow your surgeon's recovery protocol exactly. This will help you feel better sooner. It will prevent infection, and further complications. Listen to your doctor's recommendations, and you will be fine.
For any cosmetic surgery, make sure that you choose a reputable cosmetic surgeon, who has the experience to do your procedure. A great surgeon will take the time to sit down with you, and help you understand the risks involved prior to having the surgery. They will also be willing to show their credentials, and any other information that you ask for.
Think about paying for your procedure in cash. Surgeons are often stuck with large provider fees resulting from third-party financing; as a result, you pay more. Talk with your doctor about any savings that may result from you choosing this method of payment. There are also websites available, that can show you your options based on which doctor you choose.
One important thing to do when considering cosmetic surgery is, to make sure that you check around, and compare potential surgeons. You will find that it well worth your while, to make sure that you find one that will let you know of potential risks, and also one that you feel the most comfortable with.
Take the time to save up some money if you need to. You should never settle for a cheaper alternative if this solution is riskier or if the surgeon is not properly qualified. If you want a surgery, pay the full price and look for quality rather than savings.
Before getting any kind of cosmetic surgery, you should read up on it as much as possible. This includes talking to your professional, friends, reading articles, books and journals, and even looking at procedures online. The basic idea is to become a type of expert before, you even think about going under the knife.
Be sure to get plenty of sleep after your cosmetic procedure. Just like when you are sick, the best antidote to the post-surgery pain you may have is to sleep. Have someone else in your household take over whatever duties you may have so you can properly rest. Turn off your phone, and shut off the lights!
As was mentioned at the beginning of this article, many people from all backgrounds get cosmetic surgery. It is important that you know certain things about these procedures before, getting them done. Now that you have read the article above, your cosmetic surgery procedure should go as smoothly as possible.