If you’ve been considering losing weight- or even trying to lose weight- for any length of time, then you have likely heard about doing a belly fat cleanse. The truth is that a cleanse is very effective for helping you get that flat tummy you want. However, you must also understand that this is not an easy process and the cleanse alone is not likely to take you to your overall weight loss goals.
Of course, what it can do is get your body back in check and back to burning fat the way it’s meant to- and is great for jump starting your diet. Combine this cleanse with a fast, physical activity, and a healthy eating plan and you’ll find that flat stomach you are looking for in no time at all.
Step One: Belly Fat Cleanse
Start by purchasing a cleanse product that will easily integrate into your lifestyle. You can find lots of products at your local health retailer. These typically come in kits that contain herbs that are meant to detox your body as well as fiber to eliminate these toxins from your body. A cleansing program will typically last anywhere from 7 to 30 days. Make sure that you choose something that is gentle (especially if it’s your first time using a cleanse product) and be sure that you stay close to a restroom.
Next, you’ll want to go on a fast for 1 to 3 days. According to the experts, going on a fast will allow your body to cleanse itself from the inside out. One thing to keep in mind is that you do not need to completely starve yourself to get the benefits of a fast.
Natural foods such as fruits, veggies, and nuts don’t put much stress on your digestive system, so your body is able to properly cleanse itself. If you do a fast, you’ll want to mix an apple cider vinegar drink and consume it 3 to 5 times/day to help your body detox and to keep you from being miserable with hunger pangs. To do this, you’ll need 8 ounces of distilled water, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of natural honey.
When you do complete the cleanse and the fast, you’ll want to start eating 5 to 6 small meals every day. Weight loss experts indicate that this strategy helps to increase your metabolic rate so that you end up burning more fat instead of storing it.
You’ll want to make sure that you include lean proteins, fruits, veggies, and carbs with a low glycemic index, and a source of healthy fat. These foods are packed with nutrients, which will not only cleanse your body but also make you feel like you’re eating more with less calories than you’d be getting from the less healthy snacks and packaged foods.
When you first wake up in the morning, before you eat anything at all, start doing some cardio. One of your body’s natural ways to detox is through sweat. In addition to being great for your heart health, cardio also burns calories to tighten your tummy.
Try doing 30 mins to 1 hour of low-intensity cardio every day. You’ll burn more body fat through low-intensity cardio than you will from high-intensity all the time. You’ll also want to keep in mind that cardio is a cumulative workout, so you can feel free to spread it out over several smaller sessions instead of trying to find a time in your busy schedule to do it all at one time.
Every 48 hours, you need to do some sort of resistance training, which will target your belly fat and your body will end up burning fat for up to 48 hours following each workout. Of course, you’ll need lots of extra calories to repair the muscle damage from even a moderate resistance training workout.
So, for most people, 3 days/week should be enough. However, according to your personal fitness goals, you can feel free to increase that to 5 to 6 days each week. Even when we’re at rest, our muscles are always burning calories- so it’s a good idea to do something to build muscle as part of a belly fat cleanse and tummy flattening program.
When you are trying to lose weight- especially in your abdominal region- a belly fat cleanse is a great idea. Though it won’t help you reach your overall goals, it will get you well on your way to getting the body you always dreamed of.