TweetIt’s very frustrating how those few extra pounds of belly fat seem to makes its way onto our bodies without notice. Then, all of a sudden, it seems as though those extra pounds of stomach fat have all been added at once. Maybe it’s a glance in the mirror, or worse, a comment from a friend who you haven’t seen in a long time. Whatever it may be, you are ready to lose weight and become a healthier person. You want to look and feel great. The problem is, there’s so much conflicting information about the most effective way to lose weight and get a flat stomach naturally.
This upcoming solution may not be at the top of everybody’s list for ways to lose weight quickly, but it’s proven to work. Most importantly it should be added to your list for reducing those extra pounds on a daily basis. This tip may sound a little silly or simple, but you can’t argue with results. So, what is this method? Portion control and it can actually be a lot fun and at the same time healthy!
For starters, when you focus on your portions, it is not necessary to bring along a huge calories counter guide every time you go out to eat. I used to hate trying to be “casual” when using those, because I just knew all of the other diners were watching me; thinking of how fat I was which is very embarrassing.
A simple way of controlling your portions is putting less food on your plate. How easy is that huh? Well not so fast! If it was that easy we would all be at our ideal weight. Yes, by all means, make an effort to put less food on your plate. Here are a few more ideas to keep portions minimized so you can lose extra weight and get a flat stomach:
Don’t worry about cleaning your plate. Instead, make it a habit to leave a few bites on your plate. Using smaller dishes will give the illusion that there is more food on your plate. You can even eat on a saucer instead of a large dinner plate. Granted, you may have to fill it a second time, but all in all, it’s an easy way to limit the amount of food you’re eating.
A big issue for many people is that they eat so fast that they are technically full long before they feel full. Reduce the speed with which you normally eat. This will give your stomach more time to signal the brain that it is full. Eating to fast stimulates a hormone that can cause overeating so take your time and enjoy your meal.
The beauty of doing it this way is that you can eat the same foods you have always enjoyed. You should still add more healthy foods to your diet, but you don’t have to give up any foods if you can keep the portion sizes under control. This is a stigma that many people encounter when trying to lose weight or belly fat but it turns out that you don’t have to get rid of all your favorite foods. Once you get use to it, it will become a second nature weight loss strategy you will utilize everyday. There are many other things you can do, too. Imagine looking good in the mirror, or being complimented by a friend the next time you see them. Start you dieting plan today and see incredible improvements in weeks to come.