How to Lose Belly Fat and Keep Muscle
1. Avoid Junk Food
Forgo the chips, cookies, candy and soda. No more junk in your trunk (or belly).
2. No More Processed Food
For the most part, if it comes in a box, don’t eat it.
3. Don’t Skip Meals
You’ll keep your metabolism going, and avoid the tendency to overeat, if you stick to a regular meal schedule.
4. Choose Fresh, Organic, Whole Foods
Find your local farmer’s market and become a regular customer.
5. Forget Fast Food
No grease, messy sauces or fried foods. Eat cleanly.
6. Add Fiber
Fiber makes you feel full without adding a lot of calories, and it helps with digestion. For best results, aim for 30 to 40 grams of fiber each day.
7. Drink Plenty of Water
At least eight 8-oz glasses a day. A little green tea is good, too.
8. Catch Some Z’s
Seven to eight hours of sleep every night is optimum for keeping your body working to burn fat effectively.
9. Watch the Drinks
An occasional sip of alcohol is okay, but if you want to lose belly fat, drink in moderation, since alcoholic beverages are empty calories.