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Are You Ready For A Flat Belly? Real Weight Loss – This is How I Lost 25 Pounds!

Are You Ready For A Flat Belly? Real Weight Loss – This is How I Lost 25 Pounds!

Everyone would love to have a flat belly.  The question is, are you ready to have “your” flat belly?  If you answered yes, then let’s get started.  
You see, the most important factor in having a flat belly is setting your mind to it, seeing yourself with your flat belly and have the desire to have your flat belly.
A lot of people believe having a flat belly is impossible. It’s either “to hard”, “I’m to old”, “I can’t get rid of my pregnancy belly”, etc, etc, etc…

But, it is not impossible. It takes change in your eating habits and your way of thinking.  We need to eat food that is good for us.  We need to stop eating the “junk food”.  We need to cut down on our portions, and we need to eat slower.
We know excess body fat is not good for us, especially the excess body fat around your belly.  This is the most unhealthy way to be carrying around excess body fat. Men with large waistlines can be more at risk for health conditions than men with smaller waistlines.  Women with large waistlines are more at risk for diabetes and heart disease than women with smaller waistlines.
The National Institute of Health has stated that a waistline above 35 inches for women and above 40 inches for men is an unhealthy sign of visceral fat.  Visceral fat can be referred to as hidden fat because it is under a layer of muscle in your body.  The symptoms of too much visceral fat can be high insulin levels, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
A study from the Mayo Clinic states that you don’t have to be “fat” to have too much visceral fat. Because this type of fat is beneath the muscle and is stored around the abdominal organs, you don’t see the “fat” on the outside.

So lets talk about some of the ways to change what we eat. We need to stay away from the “bad fats”, such as saturated fats, and trans fats. 
 Saturated fats become solid at room temperature.  Trans fats can raise your cholesterol level and increase your risk for heart disease.  Trans fats are mostly in packaged foods.  Manufacturers hydrogenate oils to increase the time they can stay on the shelves in stores. Stay away from these fats.
The “good fats” such as monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and omega-3 fatty acids are the fats that are ok to have.  Monounsaturated fat doesn’t become solid at room temperature.  Polyunsaturated fats stay liquid in room temperature and also in the refrigerator. 
 The oils that contain the polyunsaturated fats are soy, corn, sunflower, cottonseed and safflower.  The omega 3 fatty acids are found in mostly in fish, such as salmon.  Canola oil contains omega 3 fatty acids, along with walnuts and flax seeds.
Walnut oil and flax seed oil contain alphalinolenic acid, which your body converts to omega-3 fatty acids.  
Olive oil has been known to help prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, and reduce inflammation.

Snacking on nuts and seeds are a very good way to reduce the risk of heart disease and other various health conditions due to their many nutrients.
We need to replace the “bad foods” with the “good foods” and yes, we can have a flat belly.  Simply stop using the “bad oils”, stop eating the high fat content junk food and snacks.  Replace the “bad” foods with the “good” foods.  
Use the better oils as mentioned above, eat more nuts and seeds.  Fruit is a great snack that is very healthy for you.
Making these changes will not only improve your health, make you feel and look better, but will also help with your weight loss.  You can, and will have a flat belly if you stick with it.

 Real Weight Loss – This is How I Lost 25 Pounds!

I know what a lot of you are thinking, 25 pounds is not much. Well, for me it was. I have always been thin, up until about 2 years ago. All of the sudden, I looked at myself in the mirror and thought “Oh no, I look terrible. How could I let myself get so fat?” I felt terrible.
Yes, I had been noticing that my clothes were getting tighter and tighter. I guess I just had not wanted to accept the fact that I needed to lose weight. I was feeling uncomfortable, tired and lazy.

I decided that I wanted to get back to my “wedding date” weight, which was 116 pounds! I sat down and started thinking of all the things I needed to change in order to get to my desired weight. The most important thing to me was to look good to myself, my husband and my kids.
I not only wanted to look good, but I wanted to eat healthy, and be healthy at the same time. So, the first thing I stopped doing was going to fast food places. I know that type of food is not good for my body or my wallet! I also stopped buying the snacks at the grocery store.
The only snacks I would eat would be some type of raw vegetables, or sometimes popcorn – with no butter! I started drinking a lot of water. I tried to drink a gallon a day, but I was spending way to much time in the bathroom! So, I reduced down to 1/2 gallon a day. I put lemon juice or lime juice in my water.
I was never a water drinker before. I was a diet coke drinker. But not anymore! That is another thing I stopped buying. I started eating more vegetables, and more meats, poultry, and fish. I eat 5-6 times a day, but I take smaller portions and I use smaller plates. I also eat much slower so I start to feel full faster.
I used to eat fast and would eat way to much until I felt uncomfortable and overloaded. I basically cut out all bread, sugar, and white flour. I stopped eating the noodles and the sauces. The hardest thing for me was to stop eating candy bars, and chocolate products. I just love chocolate brownies!

I started walking more. Now, when I go to the store, I park further away. My kids tell me we could have just walked from home! I didn’t join any gyms or exercise programs. I basically just changed my way of eating. Well, I lost my 25 pounds and I feel great! I look and feel better in my cloths. My husband tells me I look great, and my kids say “not bad for a mom”!
I admit, there were some hard times. I got tempted a lot, and yes, sometimes I did cheat! But I stuck with it and keep telling myself it was worth it. Give it a try. Be relaxed and take it day by day. Be proud of yourself and don’t give up! This Video Changed My Life