EAT AFTER EXERCISING
This is the best time to have your largest meal of the day – as long as it’s a reasonable size and not a full-on feast. After a tough training session your body will continue to burn fat at a faster rate and your body’s fuel reserves will be low so enjoy a meal at this point. It’s is also good to note that when your body is in a recovery state, incoming calories and nutrients stand a better chance of being absorbed by muscle tissue instead of being stored as fat. Opt for beef, poultry, or fish – as protein rich foods tend to be very filling.
EAT YOUR WAY
Only you know what your body needs so eat when you feel hungry. But try to control your portion size and eat as healthy as possible – and don’t allow snacking to spiral out of control. Try not to eat more than 300 calories worth of snacks each day.
EAT GOOD FATS
Research suggests that certain foods contain good fats so you should try to include these food types into your daily diet. These foods include: avocado, nuts, and healthy oils. Your body can also benefit from small portions of the following: beef, pork, eggs, and reduced-fat sour cream and cheese. This doesn’t include processed food (baked goods) so try to avoid such items like the plague.
EAT DON’T COUNT
What matters most for shedding belly fat boils down to calories in versus calories out. And counting calories will help you stick to a consistent healthy eating plan – but if worrying about Every. Single. Calorie. is stressing you out, put away the calculator. Instead of counting fill your plate with fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and plenty of lean meat. These items pack a lot of nutrition into comparatively few calories so you’re able to eat more and feel full without expanding your waistline.