Whether you’re prepping for a special occasion or just want to jump-start weight loss and a healthier lifestyle, you can set the foundation by blasting belly fat in one week.
And whilst it is unlikely you reach your major transformation in a week, you will be setting the groundwork to a road of successful weight loss. You will kick start your metabolism and reduce tummy fat.
Here at The Healthy Mummy, we are all about healthy weight loss and a healthier and happier you.
You can see AMAZING results from mums on our 28 Day Challenges too who are losing tummy fat – Saschas’s results are below
And below are Cicily’s results from the 28 Day Challenges
Read on to learn about five steps you can take this week to help you shift some of that tummy fat.
Losing belly fat
Belly fat can actually be dangerous for your health and for most people, figuring out how to lose that tummy fat is often the hardest part of their health and weight loss journey.
How much belly fat (or any fat for that matter) you lose and how quickly is dependant on a few factors, including age, fitness level, blood pressure, and body fat start weight.
BMR is another important factor. This is your Basal Metabolic Rate and is a measurement of how many calories you burn when you’re at resting state. It is normally measured in the morning.
If you don’t know your BMR – You can use The Healthy Mummy’s Advanced BMR calculator.
5 Ways to lose belly fat
1. Try HIIT workouts
Performing exercises of higher intensity for shorter periods of time and short rest breaks in between is a quick and easy way to burn belly fat and increase your metabolism.
HIIT workouts burn the same amount of calories in half the time as long, endurance based workouts.
You can try squeezing 3-4 HIIT workouts into your exercise regime this week to help blast belly fat.
2. Avoid added sugars!
A high intake of sugar has been linking to many health conditions such as obesity, dental cavities, high blood sugar, diabetes, and belly fat!
To blast belly fat, it’s time to cut out that added sugar. This includes anything processed such as soft drinks, most packaged sauces, confectionary, processed cakes, cookies, and pastries.
You can learn more about how to reduce your sugar intake in 7 days here.
See Hannah’s results from the 28 Day Challenges
3. Blast your bloating
A bloated tummy is often confused with a fat tummy and is very often diet and food related.
According to research, an improvement with bloating can be seen when small tweaks are made with your diet, also when a probiotic is taken on a regular basis.
The New Healthy Mummy Tummy Smoothie contains probiotics to support gut health as well as fibre that makes you feel fuller for longer! It’s high in protein which reduces feelings of hunger as well as being free from artificial sweeteners, fillers or caffeine.
Apple cider vinegar is also a great way to help get rid of bloating and support digestion. You can grab your Healthy Mummy Apple Cider Vinegar Tablets HERE (that’s right, no more trying to agonisingly drink it!).
4. Eat foods rich in fibre
Eating fibre helps keep your gut healthy and helps to keep you regular. Like probiotics, fibre can also help with bloating.
Studies show that fibre can also help you to lose that belly fat.
When considering this, it is important to know that not all fibre is created equal. It is that soluble fibre that may be particularly effective at reducing the harmful belly fat.
Soluble fibre is found in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, and some fruits and vegetables.
The best way to get more fibre is to eat a lot of plant foods like vegetables and fruit. Legumes are also a good source, as well as some cereals like whole oats.
See Jo’s results from the 28 Day Challenges below
5. Clean up your diet…entirely!
The good news is that many of the foods you choose to eat affect your stomach area, and you can choose to eat foods that will help reduce bloating and inflammation rather than hinder it. For instance, here are 9 foods to ditch to get rid of tummy fat.
By following a healthy meal plan, such as the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Meal Plan, you’ll be taking a crucial step to getting rid of tummy fat.
Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge healthy meal plan lean proteins such as chicken and fish, plenty of fruit and veg, healthy fats, whole grains, and healthy snacks.
Of course, on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, we make it easy for you to embark on your weight loss and tummy blasting journey. You can read about it here.
Are you ready to become a Healthy Mummy? Check this out
If you are wanting to lose weight and improve your energy – not to mention – help improve your overall health and wellbeing – our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an awesome program to check out.
Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:
- 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
- Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans (including 7 Day Cleanse)
- Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
- Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
- Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
- Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!