If you have been thinking about finally achieving your goal weight, there is no time like the present to begin! As long as you are 100% motivated and determined to stick to your eating plan and fitness regime, there should be no reason why the weight should not gradually fall off.
As you are progressing along your weight loss journey, you may or may not notice that certain areas in your body contain fat that is difficult to shift. For many people, this is true for the belly area. If this sounds like you, it would be an excellent idea to avoid foods that are rich in saturated and trans fats as well as refined carbs. Examples of these include white bread, pastries, crackers, margarine and sugary drinks. Alcohol is also a major culprit and, while you need not abstain completely, it is wise to try and limit yourself to only 1 or 2 drinks per session, per week.
So, what CAN you eat? Well, the answer is lots- and often! In fact, you should be eating every 3 hours in order to prevent your body from going into starvation mode and storing fat. It is simply a matter of what you eat that is key.
A Mediterranean diet is a great and really healthy option as it is rich in monounsaturated fats that play a role in helping you to burn tummy fat. Not only this, these fats help to regulate the blood sugar level and reduce the risk of Diabetes. You can find monounsaturated fats in olives, seeds, nuts, etc.
The Mediterranean diet also includes a moderate amount of fish, dairy and loads of colorful vegetables which are high in essential minerals and vitamins. You can really play around with various dishes by trying different color vegetables together and trying different types of lean proteins.
Finally, ensure that you are getting the required minimum of 8 hours sleep as this also helps in weight reduction!