I know this sounds weird coming from a guy who keeps advocating for weight loss, but you’ll be happy to know you ain alone in this struggle.
Am only human, right?
So, I have also been having a hard time shedding my belly fat lately.
The thing is, I am very lazy when it comes to work outs.
Now, before you pick up the cane to discipline me, you should understand that my laziness is ‘terminal.’
I detest physical excerices, and even though I try to do a few exercises now and then, I never seem to get enough to help me shed my belly fat.
I might be a tad obese, but that I will NOT discuss…LOL!
For those who don’t understand obesity and its prevalence, here’s the definition;
Obesity is the preventable buildup of excessive body fat that usually impairs health. Cases of obesity are detected using the Body Mass Index (BMI) that compares an individual’s weight and height. Individuals with a BMI of more than 30 are referred to as obese. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the prevalence of obesity has tripled since 1975. In 2016, over 1.9 billion people with 18 years or more were found to be overweight, with approximately 650 million of them being obese. 13 percents of all adults over the age of 18 were obese during the same period. Close to 41 million children were either obese or overweight in 2016 while around 340 million people between the ages of five and 19 were obese. Surprisingly, most of the world’s population lives in regions where cases of obesity exceed those of underweight people.Healthy Foods Only
The global rise in the prevalence rate of obesity has been attributed to energy imbalances that result from the shifts in the economic, social, and physical environments.
In addition to the ethnic and racial disparities in obesity, there is a notable link between parental situations and child obesity.
Specifically, obesity rates are typically higher in urban households than in rural ones and among housewives than working mothers.
Women are more prone to obesity than men.
Moreover, people with higher educational attainment and salary levels have higher rates of obesity.
With so much info at my fingertips, I still do not understand why I cannot get myself to walk to the gym or at least run a few laps around my house.
Wait…that’s not entirely true. I did exercises a few times. I just never lost any weight because I was always snacking immediately after leaving the showers!
In my defense, I didn’t know anything about healthy snacks for weight loss.
I have made a towards-the-end-of-the-year resolution to shed my belly fat, and this time I have to see it through!
I will be documenting my progress here, complete with the various weight loss techniques that I try.
As usual, am a little apprehensive!
Weight loss takes a lot of time and effort, money at times, and all these are very limited in the world I live in! (sounds like an excuse, but i promise its not…LOL!)
I once convinced my wife to be my weight loss partner, but I ended up quitting before she did!
My past failures notwithstanding, I am committed to seeing this through this time – I think. I HAVE TO lose this belly fat!
I also know am not the only one going through this nightmare.
In that spirit, I will take some time to research the best weight loss programs (PS: not an excuse to buy time), then document it here as soon as I find it.
Hoping the first phase won’t take forever (*wink), I will put it to practice and again, report my progress after every two weeks.
Let’s do this!
Do you have any advice or recommendations for me as I start this challenge? Any weight-loss recipes/diets or exercises you think I should try? Wanna join me in the quest to a healthier weight?
Leave your comment below and I will get back to you!
User Review( votes)
In the news...
We Asked an Expert How Long Your Workouts Should Be to Lose Belly Fat — Here's What She Said - POPSUGARSeptember 1, 2019 - POPSUGAR
If you want to reduce the amount of belly fat you have, you may be wondering what you need to do when it comes to your exercise routine. Contrary to popular....
How to get rid of visceral fat: Best diet and exercise to reduce the harmful belly fat - ExpressSeptember 2, 2019 - Express
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Having this type of body can be detrimental to a person's health because of where it ends up being stored in the body. Diet and ...
Do Probiotics Help You Lose Belly Fat? We Asked a Doctor — Here's What She Said - POPSUGARAugust 30, 2019 - POPSUGAR
Probiotics, the gut-healthy bacteria that we ingest through supplements and foods like yogurt and fermented foods, come with a host of digestive benefits. Is....
If You Have a Slow Metabolism, Here Are 5 Doctor-Approved Ways to Burn Belly Fat - POPSUGARAugust 28, 2019 - POPSUGAR
If you have a slow metabolism, trying to lose belly fat can be disheartening to say the least. Good news: it's still achievable, and experts recommend a few....
How to get rid of visceral fat: Best diet to reduce the dangerous belly fat - foods to eat - ExpressAugust 31, 2019 - Express
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Having too much visceral fat can be detrimental to a person's health because of where it's stored in the body. So what can do to ...
Struggling to Lose Belly Fat (and Keep It Off)? Follow These 15 Dietitian-Recommended Tips - POPSUGARAugust 19, 2019 - POPSUGAR
If you wish your belly was leaner and you're exercising to make it happen (with little success), we interviewed 14 experts, including 11 registered dietitians,...
This Is How Often You Should Exercise a Week to Lose Belly Fat, According to an Expert - POPSUGARAugust 23, 2019 - POPSUGAR
You've probably heard that if you want to transform your body, you've got to make changes to your nutrition, but that doesn't mean exercise is unimportant. If....
How to get rid of visceral fat: Which diet is best to lose the dangerous belly fat? - ExpressAugust 13, 2019 - Express
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: This type of body fat is considered dangerous because of where it's stored in the body, but one way to help reduce it is to make ...
How to lose visceral fat: Five foods to consume to banish the visceral fat - ExpressAugust 26, 2019 - Express
Visceral fat is also known as “active fat” and influences how hormones function in the body. Having an excess of visceral fat can potentially be extremely ...
Belly fat is stubborn, but you can get rid of it with sleep, exercise and more - TheHealthSiteAugust 8, 2019 - TheHealthSite
Fat in the abdominal area can be really difficult to get rid of. But with a few lifestyle changes, you can easily do away with belly fat. Read on to know more....