Cut Out the Number One Belly Fat Causing Food
Sugar is the #1 reason that you carry fat on your belly. That’s right…it’s not fat that makes you fat, it’s sugar. That’s because sugar stimulates a fat-storing hormone called insulin, which is secreted by your pancreas. The more sugar you eat, the more insulin your body secretes… and that means you gain more and more fat.
But here’s the worst part. Of all your body parts, guess where your insulin hormone loves to store fat the most? Yep, you guessed it — your stomach!
If you ever want to shed belly fat and reveal those lean abs, you MUST eat less sugar. That is a fact. But for the times when you do eat sugar, remember this: “Don’t drink your sugar, eat your sugar!” Memorize it, tattoo it to your forehead…whatever.
Here’s why: when you eat sugar from natural, whole foods (an apple for example), you are consuming the sugar along with fiber from the fruit. Fiber slows down the uptake of sugar into your bloodstream, preventing your insulin from spiking so that you don’t store gobs of fat. On the other hand, when you have sugary drinks (yes, even fruit juice!), there is no fiber. With every sip, you are essentially telling your body, “Hey, let’s pack on lots of fat!”
Here’s something else you need to understand: all carbohydrates break down into sugar once they’re in your body. That’s why foods like bread, pasta, and rice make you pack on the pounds and cause you to feel bloated all the time. Now, even though you should cut back on these high-carb foods, I’m not saying you can’t eat carbs at all. In fact, let me fill you in on a little trick that lets you “cheat” and eat more carbs — without expanding your waistline…
If you’re going to eat carbs, the best time is AFTER you workout. You see, after you finish a workout, your glycogen (glucose stored in your muscles) gets depleted. So when you eat carbs, your body uses the sugar to replenish your muscles first, instead of sending it straight to your gut! Okay, let’s move on to my #1 best gut-busting secret of all…