The first and foremost thing to clarify is that there is no such thing as losing fat on just your belly and not anywhere else on your body.  When your body loses fat, it loses it at the same percentage across your whole body (your face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, back, belly, hips, thighs, buttocks, calves, feet, …).  The key thing to note is the SAME percentage of that area on your body.  For example, to keep it simple let’s assume you have 10 pounds of belly fat and just 3 pounds of fat on your lower back, but 0 pounds of fat everywhere else on your body (unrealistic but it will be easier to understand). Now say in 2 weeks you burned off 14,000 extra calories which are equivalent to 4 pounds of fat.  What your body will do is take the same percentage of fat from wherever the fat is on your body, wherein our example there is the 10 pounds of fat on your belly and 3 pounds of fat on your lower back.

Although your body is not working out mathematical equations it is working in a systematic manner: Percentage of body fat removed everywhere in your body = pounds of fat loss / total pounds of fat I have. So we have 4 pounds/13 pounds = 30% of fat to remove from the body. Belly Fat before fat loss is 10 pounds, after the fat loss 30% is removed and we get 7 pounds of fat left. Lower back fat before fat loss is 3 pounds, after the fat loss 30% is removed and we get 2 pounds of fat left on the lower back. So although it was 30% of fat removal off your whole body, there were more pounds of fat removed from your belly because 30% from there is more than 30% on your lower back.

Hence, the majority of your fat loss on your body will occur in the area(s) where it is most concentrated.  If the fat is mainly concentrated in your belly then that is where the main reduction of fat will occur. So now that we understand there is no way to lose fat in just your belly and not anywhere else, then the question should not be “diets that work to reduce belly fat”, but instead should be “diets that work to reduce fat”.

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Research after research has shown a low-carb diet has been a very effective way to lose fat. So what is a low-carb diet? Simple, calories coming from carbohydrates is less than 20% of your total calories.  The remaining 80% of the calories should come from fat and protein, where there should be more calories from fat than protein.  You also want to ensure these are good fats and not the bad ones.  So keep the saturated and trans fat low. Also, the low-carb diet should have very little to no processed foods, you want pure and clean foods.

So here is one of many low-carb diets with very little processed foods assuming your daily calories are set to (see my calculator to count yours) 1267 which has 14% of the calories from carbohydrates; 27% from protein; 53% from fat.

Breakfast:
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
Lunch:
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
Dinner:
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • white chicken breast

food calories, Bad Fat, Good Fat, Cholesterol, Carbohydrate, Dietary Fiber, Protein

  • Spinach (2 cups): 140002.21.41.8
  • Walnuts (1/2 cup): 2602.5220636
  • Carrot (2 medium) :500001231
  • 1/4 cup almonds: 1321110535
  • 1/4 cup peanuts: 18021001258
  • broccoli (1 cup): 3100062.42.61
  • Chicken Breast (mixed with low carb sauce for taste): 6008181862006013.56118663.217.884.4
  • Total Calories: 1267121.5549252.2337.6

Reducing the fat in your belly will definitely make your stomach look leaner, but also doing certain stretches will also give your stomach a leaner and longer appearance.

The Atkins diet just may be the one diet you can stay on until you reach your weight goal. It’s easy to use, it can be changed around to fit your tastes, and easy to stay on while you lose the weight you need.  It allows you to eat most of your favorite foods and has a menu you can adjust for you and your family.

Although the Atkins diet was and is still a popular diet, you can’t live on it the rest of your life. Well, you won’t be healthy if you do. It cuts out most of the carbohydrates from your diet. Your body needs carbs to function properly.  It also needs proteins and it needs fats.

The Atkins diet is not a fad diet – there are hospitals that use it for surgery patients who need to lose weight before surgery.

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There are presently over 2 million people using the Atkins diet plan. They are all losing weight. It’s a low carb diet, which includes meals and classes if you need to use them.

It’s set up similar to a board game

The Atkins Diet doesn’t include white foods.Instead of a board to move around, you have index cards (meal cards) to move around.  Meal cards have the foods you can eat for that week. They also contain exercises to use to increase weight loss.The death rate from obesity is on the rise as is type two diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart and kidney failure. This is all due to people being overweight.  Losing weight is in their best interest and the Adkins diet will help them lose weight.

It’s the only diet that is FDA approved

The FDA approved it so there would be a diet overweight people could use that will help them lose weight and regain their health.  If you follow the Atkins diet to the letter you will lose weight.  It even allows you to cheat once in a while, knowing you will anyway. There are many places offline and online that can help you with the Atkins diet. They offer friendly advice and most of all; they offer support when you need it. Men, woman, and children of any age can use the Atkins diet to lose weight.

Pac Man Atkins Diet.

The Atkins diet is a weight loss program that is designed to put you on a diet that you’ll be comfortable with and one you’ll stick with until you reach your weight goal. If you or one of your loved ones is overweight, then the right weight management program for you and them is the Atkins diet.

coconut oil

You may have assembled the thought how coconut oil functions for joint inflammation, yet you likewise need to see how and the amount to apply to augment its advantages. Here is the data you require in this respects.

The Amount to Use

You can apply coconut oil specifically to your influenced joints for agony help. The amount to apply as a rule relies on upon what you need to accomplish. You have to utilize coconut oil all the more regularly when you are treating the condition – you don’t have to use as much when you are simply attempting to keep the condition. You ought to at any rate be applying a teaspoon of coconut oil for each 50 pounds of body weight on the off chance that you have quite recently begun the treatment.

You can begin expanding the measure of oil you use following a couple days. Be steady and proceed until you begin utilizing a tablespoon for every day. Be that as it may, you don’t have to utilize more than a teaspoon for every day in the event that you are just attempting to keep the onset of joint inflammation. Utilize this quite a bit of oil at any rate thrice a day for better results.

Coconut Oil with Molasses, Turmeric or Apple Cider Vinegar

In the event that you are consolidating coconut oil with apple juice vinegar or molasses, you ought to stick to 1:1 proportion.What it means is that in the event that you take a tablespoon of coconut oil, you ought to likewise take a tablespoon of apple juice vinegar or molasses.

In the event of turmeric, you initially need to consider on the off chance that you are taking it in powder frame or taking containers. For containers, you ought to have 4 cases of 400mg every twice per day – decide on a teaspoon a day in the event that you are utilizing powdered turmeric.

Here are some different proposals to help you expand the advantages of coconut oil for joint inflammation:

Blend coconut oil with Aloe Vera to augment its advantages. The blend diminishes the irritation in the joints furthermore alleviates the torment created by the swelling.

Use coconut oil with camphor for included advantages. You ought to warm up some coconut oil first and after that include a couple bits of camphor to the blend. Utilize this blend to knead your influenced joints. It works amazingly well since coconut oil with camphor expands blood flow to the joints and eases torment in the blink of an eye.

Use coconut oil to knead your influenced joints subsequent to scrubbing down. The thought works in light of the fact that a hot shower greases up your joint and makes them less hardened. Coconut oil improves this impact and mitigates your torment.

Try not to apply a lot of oil however – a light coat will work fine and dandy. Rubbing some oil into your joints before beginning any physical activity will likewise enhance versatility and diminish torment sensation.

workaholic

Are you a workaholic? One in four people say work is the last thing they think about before going to bed and over 40% say it’s the first thing they think about when they wake up. It’s becoming harder and harder for people to disconnect from the office more than ever. Why? Technology is definitely a huge part of staying tethered to the office since we can connect remotely almost anywhere.

An expectation is often set that we are reachable and available at all times, especially if you have a company phone. I also think job security also plays a big part for many people. If you don’t respond to an email, text or phone call immediately, especially if it’s from your boss or someone senior in the company, you may have anxiety and fear.

I’ve witnessed so many people that are slaves to their job; they put so much internal pressure on themselves based on perceived external expectations.

We have allowed work to bleed into our downtime with family, friends and even our “me” time. I work with a lot of people that stay connected because they want to; it’s a choice, rather than an obligation. And from some of the articles and research I’ve read, these folks are also more stressed on any given day.

So why do it? I think the economy is still unstable and employees continue to feel insecure in the future of their jobs. Additionally, they put the expectation on themselves. Work becomes their life.

Not disengaging from work can have some huge health risks, including a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and depression. Scary! It also isn’t good for work in general since research has shown that overwork causes a decrease in cognitive skills, leading to mistakes and errors in decision making.

So how can you break the workaholic habit? It’s all about setting boundaries and expectations. From my own personal experience, before I set my own work-life boundaries, my continuous connection, thoughts, and stress about work not only hurt my relationships, but also made me sick more often.

I believe working longer hours also made me less productive and prone to making more mistakes. It ended up being a downward spiral since being less efficient and making mistakes, led to working more to make up for it… which then led to more stress and anxiety about making additional mistakes, and wanting to maintain a good reputation with my boss and co-workers. (However, I’ve since learned everyone makes mistakes and you will remember your own mistakes more than anyone else will.)

You almost have to start over with a clean slate. For me, that was getting a new job. I took a significant pay decrease and a lower level position, and in doing so set internal work boundaries immediately, which I try to follow the majority of the time.I will only work 8 to 5, unless there is an urgent need to stay later.

I will not stay late to “be seen” by others or to work on random projects.I will create timelines, to-do lists, and deadlines to ensure my due dates for projects are met.I will not take a work computer home or login to work from home, unless absolutely necessary.

I will create a routine that helps me disengage from work. (I will either go to the gym or go running after work almost everyday, and I always take Coco for a walk and read for pleasure for 15-20 minutes when I get home.)

Start small with little things that will help you disengage at the end of the day. For example, create a to-do list for the next day, so you aren’t thinking of it on the way home, at night, or when you wake up in the morning. Once you start setting boundaries and creating new habits, you will see the benefits, such as:

  • enjoying your workday more knowing you have a finite amount of time at the office
  • feeling more confident in the work you dobeing physically and mentally healthier

It’s always about replacing bad habits with good habits.

What do you do to disengage from work? What obstacles stand in your way?