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6 tips to blitz that belly fat!

6 tips to blitz that belly fat!

Published January 19, 2018, Author Shoe Guide

How do I get rid of my belly fat?

6 Belly Busting Tips

Let’s face it, belly fat is a problem. It is notoriously hard to budge for many of us even if you are working out. Sometimes, the odd park run just doesn’t do it and if this is resonating with you, you might need to take a more holistic approach.

Follow our six-point plan to blitz that belly!

It will come as no surprise that the key factor in ditching belly fat has a lot to do with what you’re eating.

Protein is good

Protein fills you up so by eating more protein, you are far less likely to suffer from hunger pangs which lead to grabbing that chocolate bar mid-afternoon. Try and eat some protein with each meal to ensure that snacking is minimised. Eat fish, lean white meat, yoghurt, eggs, nuts…

Sugar is bad

It’s all over the news so it’ll come as no surprise that the we’re all eating too much sugar. Fat stores are linked to insulin and eating sugary food increases our insulin levels. Cut out sugar and ditch your belly fat.

The supermarkets are full of healthier alternatives these days so search them out if you take sugar in your tea or coffee, or bake often with sugar for example.

Some fats are good

Cutting out fat in your diet while exercising will mean that you will burn fat for energy but here’s the dilemma, fat, like protein, helps us feel full up. In many cases it also takes good as well, so we should get used to eating healthy fats. Many of these fats contain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. Incorporate some of the following in to your diet: avocados, some cheese, whole eggs, fatty fish (salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and herring), nuts, chia seeds, extra virgin olive oil, yoghurt, coconut and coconut oils.

But some fats are bad

Trans fats are fats that are linked to fat around your stomach region. Trans fats increase the risks of things like heart disease and raises our cholesterol levels. Trans fats significantly increases LDL (the "bad") cholesterol. Trans fats are a type of unsaturated fat that is largely produced industrially, only occurring in small amounts naturally. Be aware of and avoid vegetable fats used in some margarines, baked goods, snack and fast food.

Check out our 5 simple steps to shaping up article.

But, it’s not just about food…

Get stronger

Lifting weights or undertaking body strength exercises such as push ups will help increase your metabolism leading you to burning more calories throughout the day, even when you’re not working out. Getting toned and / or building some muscle will ensure that you will have a better muscle to fat body composition.


Don’t stress out. Belly fat is linked to the stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol plays a key part in your fight-or-flight response, the physiological adaptation that kicks in when you are in danger. That’s a good thing, but cortisol also increases with everyday stress levels and when too stressed for too long, cortisol can increase the amount of fat you hold in your belly. Check out our article on resting and getting enough sleep.

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