At the end of this article, you can learn how to boost your belly fat program by 37%, but first lets look at some key factor in what you should be eating if you want to lose belly fat.
Our Bodies are all different and need varying number of calories to function properly. You can get many ways to calculate the total number of calories your body needs on the Internet. The number of calories you need is determined by your age, height, activity levels, gender etc.
For any weight loss program you have to create a calorie deficit in your body so that your body can start burning the fat deposits for energy. Calorie deficits can be created by consuming less calories or by increasing your activity level eg through regular exercise.
But there is another consideration you must take into account. This is how your body uses the different foods you consume. For easy of this consideration we will break down the foods into the 3 basic components which are carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
- Carbohydrates. Carbohydrates increase your metabolism by around 10% when they enter your body. This means that if you consume 100 calories of carbohydrates, your body will use around 10 calories to digest them. This figure varies with the different kinds of carbs. Refined carbs eg sugars are more easily digested than carbs from fruits or veggies.
- Fats. These are the easiest to digest and will only use 5% for digestion. This means that 100 calories of pure fat will be digested using only 5 calories.
- Proteins. These are the most difficult for the body to digest and use up around 30% of the ingested calories to be digested. This is because proteins are very complex nutrients.
So when planning your diet, don’t just calculate the number of calories you are taking in. Take into account how many calories your body needs to break down the foods you are eating.
Diets high in protein are good because for example if you eat 1000 calories of protein, 300 calories will be used to digest them. Fruits and veggies should also be an integral part of your diet as they have complex sugars which are hard to break down thus raising your metabolism.