Dr. James C. Spaulding

Chiropractor - Edinboro, Pa.

Instrument Adjusting Certified
106 Waterford Street • Edinboro Pa 16412 • Send E-Mail
Phone: (814) 734-3422
The One Thing You Must Do To Burn That Belly Fat

I am going to assume that if you are reading this article you are at least vaguely aware that losing your middle (that “spare-tire”) is something you need to do for your health’s sake.

If you are not quite so sure about this, you may want to “click” through and take my quick 10 question survey, Are You At Risk For A Life-Threatening Health Reversal?, before going any further. Taking the survey and reading the accompanying information may make it unnecessary to read the rest of this article.

If you are still reading, chances are you know you need to lose this unwanted fat…and you would be correct. So…what is the one thing you must do to accomplish this? You must stop eating the foods that made you fat to begin with. It’s that simple.

Before we go any further, I am not saying that you should not exercise, you should. That is a discussion for another day. I am going to tell you that exercising to lose weight is pretty much a lost cause. Think about it. Did you melt those pounds off when you faithfully worked out with Jane Fonda or Richard Simmons before? If you did, it was most likely because you were eating less of the foods that made you fat, in conjunction with your work-out.

If you are over forty, unfortunately, there are other things working against you in the “battle of the waistline”. They are such things as the following:

  • Decreasing sex hormones (primarily estrogen in women and testosterone in men)
  • Detrimental changes in the efficiency of other important bodily hormones (such as insulin)
  • Age-related loss of lean skeletal muscle mass (a precursor to the natural gain of fatty tissue)
  • Cumulative effects of previous injury and/or illness
  • An increasingly sedentary lifestyle

Other than these things (which do need to be addressed,) the one thing that you need to focus on is what is passing through your lips.

What are the foods that made you fat? Basically, sugar (including fruit sugar,) and the foods you love, which are essentially converted to sugar in the body. In other words carbohydrates (bread, pasta, and starchy vegetables.) It’s not the fats you ingest that got you fat and continue to keep you fat (though admittedly many of these are not good for you,) it’s the carbohydrates! This is where your self-control must be.

Just about all the current diets work, to one degree or another, but I believe they do so to the extent that they limit your carbs. Want to lose the fat faster? Cut the carbs back to the minimum. There is nothing that succeeds like success, and when you see the pounds begin to drop off you will have the incentive you need to stay with the program.
I am of the opinion that success requires a plan. Your plan must be simple and clear as to what you can eat and what you must avoid.

You can find a low-carb diet on line (probably for free) which will help you succeed. Most or all of the low-carb plans will tell you, according to your weight, how many carbohydrate grams you can have daily to assure loss of poundage.

Dr. Jim Spaulding is a full-time practicing chiropractor of 37 years. He has written numerous articles on the subject of diet and exercise.

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