Want to lose stubborn belly fat? Healthy mama Dani Stormont knows a thing or two about shedding belly fat. turning her belly from a wobbler to a sink.
Don’t miss his Top 10 Tips for Losing Belly Fat below.
Dani, a 40-year-old mother of 3, joined The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges In September 2017. Following the healthy and nutritious recipes of the Challenge app and enjoying the delicious Healthy mummy smoothies she lost a total of 30kg and went from a size 16-18 to an 8.
When she first started the 28 day challenge, she lost 24 kg in 5 months. She then maintained her weight for a year while battling several health setbacks in 2018, which included three surgeries to remove abscesses and months of taking a cocktail of antibiotics and months of bed rest.
2019 saw her health return and she started her healthy mummy journey again, using Smoothies and the app again and focusing on fitness rather than weight loss. He lost another 6 kg.
Total weight loss – 30 kg
Dani not only lost weight by 30 kg, but also maintained the weight loss for a year.
He says “I turned 40 last year… And I’m honestly in the best shape I’ve been in my entire adult life.”
Below are her valuable tips for losing stubborn belly fat.
Dani’s Top 10 Tips to Lose That Stubborn Belly Fat
1. Stay away from trans fats
Read your labels and avoid products that contain trans fats, often labeled as hydrogenated fats (and sorry. But the fried chips at the local pub are full of them).
2. Eat more fiber
Soluble fiber absorbs water during digestion and turns into a gel, so it will obviously help keep you fuller for longer. Soluble fiber can be found in barley, lentils, beans, oat bran, nuts, fruits and vegetables, peas, and flaxseeds. Want more? Read on Why is fiber so good for me? Receive FREE High Fiber Orange Nut Bites Recipe.
3. Cut down on alcohol
Beware the party don’t shoot the messenger lol…. however, studies have linked alcohol consumption to an increased risk of central obesity. Central obesity is the spare tire around your waist. Read on 10 Alcoholic Drinks You’ll Want to Avoid If You’re Trying to Lose Weight
4. Eat a high protein diet
High protein intake increases the release of PYY, a “fullness” hormone that reduces appetite and promotes satiety. Protein also increases metabolic rate and helps maintain muscle mass during weight loss. Receive 6 FREE High Protein Snack Recipes!
5. Say no to soft drinks
Soft drinks are a BIG NO. They are loaded with liquid fructose, which causes belly fat. Simple Do you want to leave Read? A nutritionist shows you how to eliminate soft drinks from your diet in 3 steps
6. Get more sleep
You have to sleep. Lack of sleep leads to weight gain, including belly fat. Read on 4 Ways Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Big Weight Gain
7. Limit your juice intake
Juice has just as much sugar as soft drinks. Again… full of liquid fructose. Read on The juice is good to drink.
8. Try apple cider vinegar
It contains acetic acid, which has been shown to reduce the accumulation of abdominal fat. Read on How does apple cider vinegar help you lose weight? Buy Apple Cider Vinegar Tablets here.
9. Drink green tea
Green tea contains the antioxidant EGCG, which boosts metabolism. Read on Here’s how green tea really helps with weight loss
10. Drink a belly smoothie with probiotics
The Tummy Smoothie is formulated to help with bloating and gut health and is packed with Probiotics, Probiotics are bacteria found in certain foods and supplements. They have many health benefits, including helping to improve gut health and boost immune function.
Researchers have found that different types of bacteria play a role in weight regulation, and that the right balance can help with weight loss, including belly fat loss.
PS Check out our TUMMY smoothie here!
11. Resistance/weight train
Building lean muscle mass will not only make you stronger and protect your bones and joints, but it will also help you burn more calories even at rest. Read on Benefits of using weights for weight loss.
The Healthy Mummy team would like to congratulate Dani for her amazing transformation and sharing her valuable tips with us.
Want more? Read on 14 different causes of excess belly fat in women and: 7 easy ways to have a flatter stomach.
You may also enjoy reading 15 Foods and Drinks That Help Eliminate Belly Fat
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