A lot of people struggle with losing that last bit of belly fat especially that stubborn lower belly fat.
If you’ve done any research on how to lose belly fat you probably know by now that the number one way to do it is through diet.
But for many of you, every time you try to diet you either give up or you quit because the diet is either too demanding on your already busy life or it’s too complex and too restrictive to actually stick to.
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So today I want to go over how just one meal a day can help you lose that last bit of belly fat faster and easier than most other dieting methods.
I say eventually because the unfortunate truth that no one wants to hear is that the stomach area is usually one of the first spots that our body likes to store fat and its usually one of the last spots to go.
This may not make sense to you but it makes sense to your body from an energy conservation standpoint.
It’s a lot easier to carry pounds of stored fat closer to the center of your body rather than distal areas like your hand’s feet and face.
But don’t worry, stick with me through this video and I’ll show you exactly how just one simple meal a day will help you burn that stubborn fat and keep it from coming back.
The key to burning that stubborn lower belly fat is consistently sticking to an effective diet plan until your body has no choice but to begin using the fat from your stomach area as energy.
One meal a day intermittent fasting is one of the easiest diet plans that people can consistently stick to over the long haul because its not restrictive and when done correctly it really doesnt feel like you’re dieting at all.
so before i jump into this fasting method i want to talk about the myths associated with omad also known as the one meal a day diet.
We’ve all been told since we were little that we have to have breakfast lunch and dinner and some of us have been told to eat even more often like five or six meals a day to be healthy and to lose weight. But is that true?
The answer is no, usually, the whole idea of the most natural way of eating is to have three square meals a day with breakfast being your biggest meal.
However, this eating strategy didn’t come from scientific or biological necessity it came from cultural patterns that developed over time.
Although ancient Romans believed in eating one meal a day, by the time European settlers came to America they brought with them a mostly English culture of eating three square meals a day.
Breakfast lunch and dinner became an even more popular idea when it was used by settlers to look down on native Americans for not being a civilized group of people
because they ate based on when they were hungry and based on the availability of food rather than on a set schedule.
After that Farming practices, social status, work life, electricity and the industrial revolution all further shaped our cultural norm to eat three meals a day.
Again none of this was based on science, but rather it was based on cultural ideas that stacked on top of each other over time
for example one of these more recent ideas was having dinner with the family at six o clock when everyone got home from work.
This idea was popularized within the last hundred years right around when electricity and lightbulbs became more common in homes which allowed us to prepare meals later at night.
If we choose to continue following this cultural dogma of having to eat 3 or even five or six meals a day the only way to lower our total food and calorie intake is by having smaller less filling meals.
The truth is that most of us prefer to eat until we feel full. Most of us also don’t want to feel obligated to cook and eat all day.
Most of us would like to lose belly fat while still enjoying food we love. And most of us want to live longer and maintain a healthy weight and body fat throughout our lives.
When you don’t eat for ten to twelve hours a couple of things happen. Your body depletes it’s glycogen stores,
your insulin levels drop way down, and your body begins to produce ketone bodies in the liver so it can use its own body fat as energy.
On top of that eating one meal a day and fasting, in general, has been linked with anti-aging benefits, longevity, mental clarity,
the prevention of brain degenerative diseases, an improved immune system, and being more productive throughout the day.
That’s right eating one meal a day can help you have way more energy and can help you get way more done throughout the day.
On top of that in regard to burning that stubborn belly fat, if you’re eating one meal a day you can have much bigger meals without going over your total daily calorie and macro limits.
This means you can create a negative energy balance and burn fat eating more of the foods you crave and love.
Once you get the hang of the one meal a day a day diet which I’ll lay out for you in a second you won’t even have to track calories or macros,
and the beautiful thing is that by not restricting yourself on a daily basis and by allowing yourself to eat the food you love you prevent binge eating.
With the one meal a day diet most people prefer to skip breakfast and lunch because if they have either of those meals
their blood sugar goes up then a few hours later it comes crashing down and this cycle makes themselves hungry and makes them crave food throughout the whole day.
Most people following an omad diet have just one meal at night because they can go to sleep not long afterwards and get through the day consuming a minimal amount of calories.
Well the truth is that your body will adjust to certain feeding schedules and right now you’re stuck in the three meal a day loop.
Not only is grhelin which is also known as your hunger hormone, not only is it released at the time of day that you normally eat your meals, but insulin is also released every time you eat.
Insulin prevents you from burning fat and using stored fat as energy, and it also stores blood glucose as fat.
So typically most peoples days go like this: they have a release of ghrelin in the morning simply because their body has learned to expect breakfast, that ghrelin makes them feel hungry,
so they have breakfast which spikes their blood sugar and their insulin levels. Then insulin will usually store some of that energy as fat and it’ll prevent you from burning stored body fat for energy.
Then as insulin shuttles that blood sugar into your cells and your fat cells your blood sugar drops and you start feeling tired,
so what do you do? you eat lunch… once again starting this whole process over again, then after another spike and drop in blood sugar that leads you to dinner and then finally to a late night snack.
The irony of all of this is that When you eat a big breakfast most of the time it leads you to feel starving at lunch so you eat a big lunch and then the big lunch makes you starving at dinner, so you eat even more for dinner.
To break out of this vicious cycle you simply need to give your body and hormones time to adapt and adjust.
Usually, people will just skip breakfast and have their first meal around one o clock. As your body adjusts and the early morning hunger pangs subside you can try to shorten your eating window to only six hours.
Then shorten it further to four hours which is actually referred to as the warrior diet. And then finally you progress to omad which is again one meal a day.
During that one meal, you’ll enjoy your food more, so even healthy foods like vegetables will taste great and will be much more appreciated by your palate.
Now I do have to mention that in the beginning, some people will feel like they want to binge and eat everything in sight because they haven’t eaten all day.
A big enough binge can cause you to gain more belly fat even if your only doing it once a day.
So in the very beginning, you may want to count your calories or track your macros to make sure you’re not overdoing it,
but I have an even easier method to ensure that you don’t overeat during that one meal without tracking what your eating.
You would start your meal with 2 to three cups of veggies. Finish your veggies before moving on to your protein,
after eating your protein source you can move on to your healthy carbs, and finally after all of that you can satisfy whatever remaining cravings you have left.
Because you were fasting all day you’ll enjoy the veggies and all the other healthy food you normally wouldn’t even want to eat.
While taking in an abundance of healthy nutrients you’ll also be filling up your stomach. By doing this you’ll lower your desire for junk food and by the time you get to your cravings
you may not even want that junk food anymore and if you do you’ll eat way less of it before your full.
Guys the one meal a day diet will help you save time, money, and calories allowing you to lose weight and ultimately belly fat without the hassle of a regular diet plan.
I’ve been having one meal a day for quite a while now and it is one hundred percent something that can be part of your lifestyle rather than just some random fad diet that you yo yo on and off of.
It definitely works and I highly recommend that you ignore the myths that have been drilled into your head since you were a kid and just try it for a few weeks.
I promise you once you get past the initial hunger pangs, in the beginning, you won’t regret it. Also feel free to do a google search and research the omad diet yourself.
You’ll find that everything I said in this video is backed by solid scientific research.
That’s it I hope you guys enjoyed this tips and I hope I taught you something new.also feel free to visit my website where I’m running a 6-week challenge that on average has my clients losing 20 pounds or five percent body fat in just 6 weeks.
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