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Meal Plan to Lose Belly Fat

Naomi Sarah Feb 14, 2020
A comprehensive meal plan to lose belly fat is just what you need to help you through a diet program to shed those unwanted pounds. Learn how you can use the right kind of foods in your favor, to give you a noticeably less heavier midriff...
Standing in front of the mirror and letting your eyes wander to your disagreeable mid section, can be quite an upsetting moment if you don't have that much-wanted bikini bod midriff.
It is important to understand that those of you who are obese, have baby fat, cellulite, or limp fat deposits - have to go not only on a diet to help flatten your mid section, but include rigorous exercise as a part and parcel of a healthy lifestyle, to help lose belly fat.
It can be frustrating to try out all kinds of diets, only to ram right into a brick wall, when it comes to reaching your breaking point on a diet. So let's find out exactly what kind of foods would help burn your belly fat, being rich in minerals that help torch unsightly belly flab.
There are certain things that will ruin your diet if eaten in large, gluttonous amounts. These foods include - alcohol, sugar, sucrose and fructose (from sugary syrups and excessive fruit juice consumption), salty foods, sodium(packaged food), aerated drinks, carbohydrates, junk food, whole-fat foods, and visible-fat laced meats (not lean).
You have to limit yourself to just one day of self-indulgence in the week. The best way to do this is to leave one day of the week, preferably Sundays, to enjoy any one thing you've missed all week - don't go overboard!
Remember to eat one favorite food only, without gorging on everything that you can get your hands on in 24 hours. It is important not to let certain foods/drinks crowd your system - control your portions and live it up during the weekend in small doses.

Effective Meal Plan for Weight Loss

The following meal plan will help both men and women get into shape, where a flatter stomach in the near future is a great possibility, provided that you follow the regime right down to a tee. The golden rule for any weight loss program, is to couple a healthy diet with exercise, or some kind of activity to notice results.

Breakfast

It is important to always start out your day with a good breakfast meal. It revs up your metabolism and keeps it going and burning, doing its thing until two hours later when you need to have your next meal.
It is vital that you eat a healthy serving of each meal's food within the day; it will keep your metabolic rate running and burning calories at all times. You need foods that are lean, sugar-free, low on salt and above all - healthy.
So let's see what your breakfast plan can consist of. Feel free to alternate your breakfast options within the following, to keep it interesting to follow.
→ Omelet (2 eggs) with sautéed mushrooms (using extra virgin olive oil), and bell peppers OR a fruit salad.
→ A mug of plain black coffee or a tall glass of freshly-made orange juice.
→ Homemade vegetable smoothie (spinach + carrots + cucumbers).
→ Homemade fruit smoothie (1 cup frozen berries + 1 medium-sized banana + fistful of mint + 5 walnuts).
→ Protein-power shake (2 scoops of regular protein powder + 1 cup of watermelon + ½ a cup of spinach leaves + crushed ice).

Munchies Time

Like I said, 6 small meals over the course of your day is a must. Every two hours, alternate again between the following, choosing only ONE food item from the entire menu, to be eaten once a day.

→ A handful of almonds/peanuts/walnuts/pine nuts.
→ A mug of green tea with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.
→ Four unsalted crackers with almond butter.
→ A single apple and a cucumber.
→ A mini bowl of cherries.
→ A single mango (diced), with chopped mint leaves and orange sections.

Lunch

When lunch comes around two hours after the last munchies session, you can use lean cuts of meat, and lots of vegetables to help keep it both delicious and nutritious. Let's find out here about what's for lunch.
→ Grilled salmon with a side of olive oil sautéed vegetables (zucchini/mushroom/bell peppers/baby tomatoes).
→ Chicken salad with non-fat dressing (vegetables of your choice including a fistful of boiled beans)
→ Grilled chicken steak with herbs and spices (a pinch of salt only). Use lemon and flavorful spices, instead of salt. You'll get used to it over a period of time. Remember this: less salt = no bloating.
→ Roasted turkey sandwiches, with vegetables (of your choice). No cheese or sauces are allowed, unless made at home using fresh ingredients.
→ Baked chicken with a ginger-garlic vinaigrette, using spices/herbs of your choice.
→ Grilled tofu salad (vegetables of your choice).
→ Brown rice (very small bowl) with a light lean meat gravy, like shrimp in low-sodium fish sauce.

Evening Meal

This meal is the lightest one of the day and has to be eaten before 8 pm. After the said time, nothing should enter your system. The kitchen is closed and only open the next morning when you rise and shine. Choose one item from the following list of menu options.
→ A mug of green tea with a slice of lemon and sprig of mint.
→ A bowl of litchis and strawberries.
→ A mini bowl of homemade chicken broth.
→ Two slices of brown bread with a small portion of bean sprouts (coupled with herbs/ spices/veggies of your choice).
→ A mini bowl of watermelon chunks.
→ A mini bowl of cherries or grapes (red).
Your exercise routine should begin in the morning before you sit yourself down for breakfast. 1 hour everyday is more than sufficient (for starters), skipping out on Sundays to help repair your body. You can also choose to workout in the evenings, if that is more convenient. Exercise must be a combination of not just cardio, but strength training as well.
Don't stick to one kind of exercise workout or the body will get used to it, and stop burning fat as desired. For those of you who can't handle an exercise routine, stick to brisk walking, yoga, Pilates, spin classes, and jogging for at least an hour everyday. The diet is sure to show you results in a matter of weeks. Have a healthy tomorrow.