Sick and tired of gaining belly fat on the weekend? Discover these 5 simple tips to burn calories and avoid bingeing on the weekend.
Another weekend, another 2-3 pounds of fat? No way. It doesn’t have to work like that. Here are 5 “real life” tips for simply saying “NO” to weight gain. Find out how to lose belly fat over the weekend with these tips…
1) Avoid all liquid calories.
Cut out soda, alcoholic drinks, mixed drinks, and even orange juice at breakfast (it’ll probably just make you sleepy anyway). Additionally, research shows that liquid calories do not “register” in our brain and do not satisfy our appetite. There is simply no place for liquid sugar in your diet if you want to lose belly fat. Stick with green tea and water as your main beverages, with coffee and diet soda in moderation. Combine that with whole, natural foods and you’ll lose fat fast!
2) Do short, quick workouts that use multi-muscular exercises to train your entire body in one short, easy workout.
You can train your entire body in just 2-3 exercises. Here are a couple of sample exercises.
1A) Dumbbell Squat
1B) Push-ups (any type)
The dumbbell squat trains your upper back and lower body. Push-ups obviously train your chest and arms, but also your core (abs). That’s a complete workout right there. Do 8 to 12 repetitions of squats and 15 to 30 repetitions of pushups. Don’t rest between exercises and continue for 10-20 minutes, whatever you have time for. That hits all the hot areas of the body.
3) Train first thing in the morning
There is nothing magical about training first thing in the morning. I don’t think it will help you lose fat faster than any exercise at any other time of the day.
Exercising first thing in the morning helps you do that, and if you have a busy weekend with family visits and chores, the truth is, morning is the only time you’ll have a chance to burn belly fat.
4) Go out with your family and stay away from food.
We all eat too much because we are bored or just want to do something. So if you find it hard to keep your hand out of the candy bowl, get your hand (and butt) out of that room! Go play with the youngsters outside. Practice some sport, have fun. Go for a long walk around the neighborhood. Just do something!
5) Plan some treats and stay on schedule.
If you’re visiting family and Aunt Sue makes the most amazing lemon meringue pie for dessert, schedule that into your eating plan, but set limits on all the other treats you’re offered. And she remembers, if you can’t have candy at home without eating it, DELETE the junk. Don’t feel bad about throwing out junk food…after all, it’s called junk food.
Remember that the battle of fat loss is about getting calories less than the calories you burn. Tip that equation in your favor by keeping trash out of sight and off mind as much as possible throughout the weekend, and focus on enjoying the weekend through activity and the company of friends. That will help you lose belly fat even on weekends.