How do you burn belly fat? The best results from a diet come from reducing calories and increasing activities. I did this by evaluating the previous four weeks and consequently sticking with what works. I lost belly fat, reduced calories, and increased my activities by eating less and moving more. It’s best if you know how your body responds to food and activities. Above all, do enough to cause positive changes without hunger, cravings, and fatigue. Before applying week five to your fat loss journey, read week four first.
How to get the most out of a diet by reducing calories and increasing activities
There are three things you need to know besides reducing calories and increasing activities. Your body is the most complicated part of the process. With food, eat less and with activities, do more. Because your body is not static, it will create problems for you with hunger and cravings. Learn your body well enough to know how it responds to your diet and activities, and do the things to get the best results.
Cutting calories is the key to burn belly fat.
If I eat less than 1500 calories, I will lose weight. Just knowing that fact alone made fat loss possible. You need to find the calorie number that causes you to lose fat. I used the ratio of 50% protein, 35% fats, and 15% carbohydrates as a goal. I also set a target of 50 grams or fewer carbs and 24 grams or fewer of sugar.
My meals averaged out to 54% protein, 18% fat, 28% carbohydrates, and 1320 calories. I messed up my fat and carbohydrate goals and conversely excelled with my protein goals. The number of calories I ate overshadowed all of that. I credited the low calories I ate to my protein and micronutrients.
Also, I continued to eat nutrient-dense foods and drink plenty of water. In particular, I drank water in between meals, which kept me full longer. One of my favorite meals for dinner was salmon placed in a bed of spinach. I was starting to learn how valuable spinach was for fat loss.
How to use motivation to increase your activities
I used a new app called sweat coin for walking, which awarded sweat coins for the number of steps I took outdoors. You can trade sweat coins in for prizes. As a result of the sweat coins, I completed 148,886 steps for the week. Walking is one of the best ways to manage weight loss, especially when you do it outdoors.
I find it best to have a goal to shoot for. A goal is a way you track your performance, hold yourself accountable, and remind yourself of what you need to do. When you are interested in what you are doing, you are more active. Emotions drive your internal and external activities and cause your metabolism to change.
The best results of my fat loss journey
At the end of the week, my waistline was 34 inches, and my weight was 178 pounds. I lost five pounds of weight and also completed 148,886 steps. Subsequently, I met my micronutrient goals with 1320 calories. In addition to performing the best behaviors, I got the best results from my fat loss journey.
In summary, the process was no longer mysterious to me. The number of calories I needed for fat loss was 1500 calories or fewer. Also, if I walked 10,000 steps or more, I lose even more body fat. I outperformed my numbers and got results that I was not expecting. I had successfully turned a fat loss into a math problem. The steps you can use to reduce belly fat reduce food calories to your magic number, and increase activity calories to burn even more fat.