January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013
10 Flat Belly Food Rules
Part 2

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Tuesday and I hope you are having a beary safe and great start to your week. It is another busy week for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.

A large number of people make resolutions for the new year. This year, my resolution was to get back in shape and I have been working out since November. Yesterday, I started blogging about how you can get a flat stomach if that is one of your goals this year like it is mine.

6. I'm losing pounds but not inches. What's wrong?
This usually means you're not strength training or eating enough protein, says Aragon. Pick up some weights, and add six ounces of lean meat to your post-workout meal or mix two scoops of protein powder into a smoothie or yogurt.

7. Can I have dairy and still lose my belly?
Absolutely. In fact, cutting back on the amount of dairy you eat can signal your body to make more fat cells, according to a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. When you don't have enough calcium in your body, it tries to hold on to what's there. This triggers the release of a compound called calcitriol, which increases the production of fat cells.

8. Do artificial sweeteners really pack on pounds?
There's no direct link between consuming these sweeteners and gaining weight. Still, some research indicates that by providing you with the taste of a high-calorie meal without delivering the calories your brain expects, diet foods made with artificial sweeteners and preservatives can actually leave you craving more food, which causes you to overeat.

9. Will taking supplements help reveal my abs?
Most fat-loss pills are a waste of money, and many carry scary risks, says Aragon. The truth is, the fat loss caused by any supplement is minor, he says. The best and only real way to uncover your abs -- permanently -- is to focus on what you eat and how you exercise.

10. I always gorge after a workout. Bad habit?
This is actually the best time to have your largest meal of the day -- as long as it's a reasonable size and not a full on feast. That's because you've just reduced your body's fuel reserves, and food can help aid your recovery.

Hope these tips help you get back that flat stomach or six pack by beach weather. Unfortunately where I live it is beach weather all year long so I am hoping for quick results which after age 50 take awhile to happen.

Hope you have a beary safe and great Tuesday! Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab