What is the optimal diet to follow and activities to do to lose belly fat faster!

Most of the time people don’t know that when they try to melt off fat, it doesn’t only disappear from their stomach. It will be reduced from other parts of the body as well which includes chests, arms, and thighs also.

What comes next is the outcome of years of practice and several failures! There are a lot of myths regarding losing fat. I have actually attempted many ways, researched a lot and eventually got an answer about how it really works.

I am not going to present any theories, only real-life strategies that worked.

Following are the eight different approaches that I follow and think might help you all as well:

1. Give yourself at least 20 minutes to finish your meal.

Even if you don’t want to focus on the other things from the list then do this! So, you must be thinking why is it so mandatory for the outcome? Generally, it takes nearly 20 minutes after eating to give signals to your brain that you are full. After the signal is received, you may not eat more. The 20-minute factor is important because most of our food is finished in a short duration, so we tend to overeat. 

So don’t think it’s a difficult way to do, I have a trick for this as well:

  • Set your fork or spoon down after each bite.
  • Chew each bite of food at least 20 times.
  • Avoid eating while watching the screen because you won't be aware of how quickly you consume.
  • Run a timer o your phone for 20 minutes.

2. Fill half of your plate with vegetables.

It is a classic rule. Each time you have your main course meal, make sure you place some veggies on your plate. You must be thinking that what vegetable you should have on your plate specifically? It can be any, according to your preference, just consume it and make it a lifetime habit. The potato family is the lone exception because of how heavy in carbohydrates they are otherwise any other vegetable is fine.

In this way, you will consume a portion of healthy food that provides a source of good nutrition and will definitely keep your tummy full because of the presence of fibre and water in the vegetable.

The consumption of vegetables will slow down the speed of finishing the whole meal because veggies need time to be chewed properly.

Here’s a pictorial representation that will help:

3. Eat veggies and protein at the beginning, and carbs after.

Place the protein next to your dish after the vegetables. The last part of our plate should contain carbs which include tortillas, pita, rice, roti, bread and much more. One should keep in mind that carb is not an unhealthy food to be taken, it becomes unhealthy when consumed more than it is supposed to be consumed. Why will it show lucrative changes? Just because you are placing the most nutritious ingredients on your plate first and leaving the bad nutrient for last. You are allowed to skip carbs occasionally, which is totally fine! Not zero or very low carb, but lower carb than most people are eating now is what I'm advocating.

4. Must take a glass of water before the meal.

This is a fantastic strategy to employ before every meal. This helps you to fill in some space in the stomach so you feel full before starting your main course of a meal. So, whenever you eat, you will not choose an unhealthy meal or feel like starving. Better decisions will be made by you, and you won't be able to stuff yourself. Every human body requires almost 20 litres of water in order to dilute the stomach acid that promotes digestion. So no, this strategy will surely not dilute the stomach acid.

5. Get 45 minutes of activity every day.