Getting rid of that belly fat! (Part 1)

Hi everyone, the popularity of my blogs on losing weight but not size:

https://mytrainerchris.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/im-losing-weight-but-not-size

and losing inches but not pounds

https://mytrainerchris.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/im-losing-inches-but-not-pounds/

has prompted me to put up some handy tips to help get rid of that stubborn belly fat.

Eat Protein rich foods.
Protein is difficult for your body to convert to fat.  You have to burn calories just to process it.

Hot Wings eating contests are not the best choice when trying to get extra protein in your diet.

Say no to HFCS
High-fructose corn syrup.  The sooner this item appears in the ingredient list, the more of the nasty stuff there will be.   The increase of its use has paralleled the rise in obesity in the United States.

Get off your butt.
With all due respect to Sir Mix- A-Lot, I recommend you try to stand more than you sit.  If capable, perform more exercises standing than sitting or laying.

Mix Upper and Lower body movements 
Clients of mine will hate this, but combining upper and lower body movements in supersets (I.E. Squats to Barbell press) is calorically expensive.

Read the board in the background.  Jack was a man ahead of his times.  BTW- The title of this episode was “Don’t eat this stuff”

Do work!
Jack LaLanne viewed any type of vigorous work as a chance to train the body.  We were made to move.

RIding Lawn Mowers do not count.  The engines and suspension systems in the high end units prevents any possible “Jiggle Off” effects.

Snack Sensibly Nosh on nutrient dense/low calorie snacks over salty/sugary/fatty snacks.

Take larger steps when walking, walk faster, jog, run and by all means sprint if you can.  Take the stairs over the elevator both up and down.  

Rent motivation.
Watch: Rocky, 300, Fight Club, Pumping Iron, Act of Valor.  Read: Superman and MyTrainer Chris.

Yes…I know the guy on the left got screwed over by the guy on the right, but in all honesty, which guy would you RATHER have been in this situation ? (before aforementioned screwjob)

Daydream

The Zombie Apocalypse really does hit and you have to rely on your fitness as well as wits to survive. Lets just suppose these zombies are the fast aggressive door opening intelligent types, not the slower than you types.  Visualize yourself at your destination, where you want to be, what you want to be able to do. Focus-Breathe-Focus (Repeat)

This is daydreaming gone wrong.  Taking a guess here… I’m fairly certain this gentleman is not a current special forces operator…..unless Candy Land has received sovereign nation status and has military power.  (P.S.  Is it me, or is that an exceptionally large amount of pouches?)

Hit a PB (Personal Best, not the Peanut Butter)
Challenge yourself each week, each session if needed.  This ensures you’re always burning more calories from one workout to the next.  Personal Trainers and Strength and Conditioning coaches that track each of your workouts, set and establish goals and challenge you are a decided plus.  The CrossFit community has their boards, I have my iPod and playlist, you have YOUR motivation.

Think it, Ink it, pursue it with all your heart, don’t let go and don’t give up.

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