That’s what we all want to do but how realistic is it? Losing belly fat and keeping it off permanently is definitely a realistic goal to almost everyone if it’s done in the right way.
If you eat more calories than you burn off then your body will store the excess calories in the form of fat that it distributes around your body. Many people store fat on their stomach first because it’s the easiest place for the body to put it. You are probably one of these people.
That’s the bad news but the good news is that if you start to burn off more calories than you consume then your body will begin to convert the stored fat back into energy as you burn it off. If you put more fat on your belly then more fat will be burned from your belly.
Keeping fat off permanently
Losing weight is generally easy to do but keeping it off permanently is a different matter. See this article about losing weight too fast: Lose weight and plan to stay lean and healthy. Rapid weight loss results in a reduction of your lean body muscle and other organs as well as unwanted fat. It also reduces you metabolism and tends to give you a good appetite. Not only can this be bad for your health but it’s the main reason why most people will regain all the weight that they lost on a rapid diet shortly after the diet ends.
How fast to lose belly fat?
To say that you want to lose belly fat fast is relative. How fast do you want to lose it? If you want to lose 10 pounds or more in a week then be prepared for some health problems and don’t expect to keep it off in the long term.
On the other hand losing fat at the rate of about 1 to 2 pounds a week is safe and if you do it using a sensible combination of good nutrition and exercise you will have a much better chance of keeping your weight down permanently.
You might not think that 1 to 2 pounds a week is much but if you lose it as part of a new lifestyle where you continue to eat sensibly and exercise regularly then you could lose 8 pounds in a month, 24 pounds in 3 months or more than 100 pounds in a year. This is a much better approach to losing weight than the lose belly fat fast approach. You’ll look better, feel better, have more energy and probably live a lot longer by following this plan.