Sunday, November 13, 2011

How to Lose Belly Fat for Vegetarians by Laura Ng

To convince people to follow your vegetarian lifestyle and eat vegetarian diet, you must set a good example. But carrying a pot belly obviously leaves a negative impression and makes you look like your vegetarian lifestyle is no better than that of a meat-eater. So, why would people want to go vegetarian if ultimately they'll still get a pot belly like you? To look convincing, you must lose your belly fat and flatten your tummy. Here's how:

1. Best Exercise to Lose Belly Fat for Vegetarians

Cardio exercise is slow and steady. Hence, you need to block out long hours to get more belly fat loss. Once you stop cardio, burning of fat stops. Go with high intensity interval training instead. It's been scientifically proven to burn more belly fat and keep those extra stomach calories at bay. Because it's high-intensity, you only need about 30 - 45 minutes a day, 3 times a week to achieve your belly fat loss goal.

But as a beginner, you should begin with doing the training for 10 minutes only. Here's how - you'll do a 8 / 10 intensity exercise on a hard pace for about 30 seconds followed by an "active rest" of 3 / 10 intensity exercise for 60 seconds and then repeat for 3 intervals.

You can apply interval training in running, weight training or any other forms of exercises. But make sure you consult your physician before you start with such exercises. And get the right shoes or tools to avoid potential injuries when you're going with interval running.

2. Exercise that Boost Your Metabolism to Lose More Belly Fat

Full bodyweight workouts (aka multi-joint exercises) give you triple boost in your metabolism and help you melt fats all over your body, particularly your belly fat. It wears you out, but it's worth the effort when you look in the mirror 7 - 14 days later.

3. Eating for Energy

Prepackaged vegetarian food infused with refined sugar, salt, saturated fats and trans-fat are the killers to your workout regimen. These junk foods can kill your healthy cells and rip your tissues apart, and make your body work doubly hard to metabolize the calories consumed efficiently. Hence, increase, if not change your entire food intake to whole natural food which carry high-fiber and complex-carbohydrate instead.

Eating quality vegetarian weight loss diet can help suppress your hunger, at the same time, provide long-lasting energy to support your workout regimen throughout. You'll lose belly fat with it more easily.