Getting Rid of Belly Fat!

weight loss, belly fat, detox, cleanse

Looking to Blast away some belly fat? Contrary to what many fitness and health magazines claim, there's no one food that will target fat in a specific area. However, we do know a few things that can help whittle away that middle (and other areas, too!)

  • Reduce stress - cortisol tends to increase fat storage.
  • Avoid or reduce alcohol consumption - "beer belly" got it's name for a reason!
  • Eat more high-fiber foods like veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes (a good digestive system helps keep your metabolism in check.)
  • Reduce the amount of refined carbs and sugars in your diet (not only are these blood sugar disasters, but they also cause bloating. For more information on bloating, check out this article: Feeling Bloated?)
  • Detox: Often times, a cleanse will help you reduce bloating and lose some unwanted pounds. By eliminating some foods and eating a clean diet, you can help your body's natural ability to burn fat and use foods as energy. Try eating a plant-based diet - no meat, no added sugar, no alcohol or caffeine, no gluten, and no dairy for a week - to cleanse your body. Try one of our cleanses using the NutriBullet.
  • Drinking warm water with lemon, ginger, and/or apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning helps improve digestion, often leading to better utilization of nutrients and weight management.
  • Avoid fried foods!
  • Healthy fats (avocado, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, cold-pressed coconut oil, olive oil) are good for slimming your belly! Balance is key.
  • Pre and Probiotics (kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, etc.) also help develop healthy gut flora for improved digestion.
  • And we cannot forget exercise to rev up your metabolism and sweat out the toxins, while burning calories!
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Comments
Comment by godsgrace
February 18, 2016
I exercise for most of my life and love it but of latly i don't like all the weight lost,i love chunky muscles,and now iam working on trying to stay healthy chunky muscles by eating more in general,but healthy.
Comment by jlsmith
December 28, 2015
I need a recipe to Help gain weight.
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December 28, 2015
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Reply by bhapp
March 16, 2016
I do hot yoga once a week for the last year and it has cut my numbers in half. The doctor was very please.
Comment by bann714
July 10, 2015
what is the difference between coconut oil & "cold-pressed coconut oil"??
Reply by kuchi922
November 26, 2015
Hi, I found this article to be quite surprising as you had the same question as me. I am attaching the link for you to read. http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/what-type-of-coconut-oil-is-best-how-to-choose-a-coconut-oil/
I would like a recipe that helps blast fat fast, but doesn't use kale, it's bitter and gives me gas bad!!!!
Comment by cthomas
August 19, 2013
i need a recipe for depression and anxiety
Adding foods that are high in omega 3 fatty acids can help combat symptoms of depression. Use foods like chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, walnuts and edamame. Foods that help combat anxiety include lemon balm, maca, vanilla bean, bananas, blueberries and cacoa. Try this recipe: 1 cup spinach, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 tsp maca powder, 1 tsp cacoa, 1 tsp walnuts and coconut water to max line
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August 11, 2013
I need recipes for loss weight please??
Reply by CB810
August 14, 2013
Search for Weight Loss at the top of the recipes page: http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes
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