Just by following these 3 diet basics, you’ll very likely lose that belly flab. So pay attention. :-)
1. Avoid wholegrain bread (and processed food).
Many people know that processed food is not good for achieving a flat belly.
But not many realize that wholegrain flour is also not good. It’s highly processed.
Less processed than white flour maybe. But still processed a lot. And as a result, lots of nutrients have been lost.
Worst of all, it’s still fattening!
So, minimize your intake of processed food and wholegrain bread. If you really feel you can’t live without bread, I would heartily recommend you try spelt bread. See how to easily make spelt bread here.
If you want to lose belly flab super fast, eliminate most grains from your daily diet. And replace them with vegetables and fruits.
Then your belly fat has no choice but to leave you.
After all, that’s how our ancestors (cave dwellers) used to eat. Can you imagine a cave person with obesity problems? Guess what? They didn’t even know what grains were. They had never even seen such a thing as wholegrain bread.
(And they didn’t sit around long hours like we do now. But that’s a different story for another time.)
2. Don’t get stuffed.
Avoid snacking just because you’ve got a bored palate. Only eat when you’re hungry. And stop eating as soon as you’re full. Don’t push it to the point of being stuffed.
That means you have to pay attention to how much you eat.
The problem is that you can easily overdo it if you eat while watching TV or browsing the internet or even reading this page. :D
One strategy to make sure you don’t overeat is to use a small plate. You should aim for your main meal plate to be the same size as a standard side dish or salad plate. That way, you’ll tend to eat less because it’s so tempting to go for a full plate and then gobble it all up.
This is also one of the easiest diet basics you can follow right now.
3. Eat all types of food in the right proportions.
Eat your carbohydrates, proteins and fats in good proportions. Don’t leave out any of the food groups.
A good way to figure out a good ratio for all the different food groups is to imagine dividing your dinner plate into 4 quarters.
Then fill 2 quarters (half) of the plate with fresh vegetables. They’ll provide you with carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins, minerals and even some proteins. Then fill another quarter with lean protein such as meat, eggs, poultry, fish and shellfish.
If you really can’t give up your grains, fill the remaining quarter of the plate with things like spelt bread, rye bread, and white or brown rice.
Otherwise, fill that quarter with some fruits or even more vegetables. You’ll get a lot fewer calories and a load more nutrients.
Now where does fat come in?
Use extra-virgin olive oil and coconut oil in cooking or as a salad dressing. Other sources of good fat include avocado, nuts and fish oils.
You'll also get good fats from fish such as sardines and salmon.
Now, if you follow just these three diet basics, within a few short weeks you’ll see a difference. To get even more spectacular results, I’d recommend you do strength training and cardio exercises regularly.
Your belly flab will have no choice but to leave you alone. (Tell it to go and find someone else to latch onto.)