As we age, we notice that our body fat tends to settle in certain areas. Women and men alike tend to get a little extra belly fat as the years go by. You may have tried fad diets and exercise but your belly fat is stubborn and refuses to leave. In the following article we will give you some helpful tips on how to lose belly fat fast.

Losing belly fat as well as weight in general is always a challenge, but there are certain things you can do to lose weight fast that are easier than you would think. Simple lifestyle changes can help you shed those extra pounds. Just follow these simple tips on how to lose belly fat fast and you will see results!

Enjoy Some Dark Chocolate

Losing weight is quite time consuming, of course, but let’s start off with the really good news first! You may have to eliminate certain foods from your diet but dark chocolate is not one of them. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, as well as zinc. Zinc can help speed up the rate at which your body circulates certain hormones (namely leptin) which helps regulate the way your body stores fat and regulates your energy expenditure. It also helps control your appetite. All of these will help keep that extra bit of fat away from your abs. Of course you can only consume dark chocolate in moderation, but you don’t have to give it up completely to lose weight fast.

Reduce Your Alcohol Consumption

We are not saying that you can’t enjoy the occasional glass of wine or bottle of your favorite beer, or have a mixed drink on special occasions, but if you are one who likes to party and have a few drinks every night, you will notice that simply cutting back to one or two drinks maximum will greatly help you lose some of that belly fat. Alcohol is processed as a sugar and we all know that sugar turns into fat. You don’t have to give it up completely, but simply reducing your overall intake can make a great difference in getting rid of that belly bulge. And think of the money you’ll save. Go out and buy that sexy new bikini instead of that expensive bottle of wine!

Stay Hydrated!

And by “hydrated” we mean drink plenty of water! You can still enjoy your coffee, but try replacing your second and third cup with a glass of ice water. The more water you drink, the more weight you will lose. You should drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Make it a practice to consume one glass of water for every hour that you are awake. Drinking water will keep you hydrated, energized and help speed up your metabolism so you can burn fat.

You can also add some green tea to your diet. Green tea is high in antioxidants and also helps boost your metabolism. If you eliminate soft drinks and other sugary beverages from your diet and replaced them with a glass of water or a cup of green tea, you will notice that belly fat start to disappear very quickly!

Add Healthy Fats to Your Daily Diet

We all know that there are good fats and bad fats. Olive oil and coconut oil are both good fats that you can add to your diet. However, remember, again in moderation. Both have been proved to be an excellent way to help lose weight. Also full fat milk is another healthy fat as are lean meats and fish that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Avocado is another healthy fat and is quite versatile as well. Simply eliminating unhealthy fats and replacing them with healthier fats can make a big difference if you are trying to get rid of extra bulk around your midsection.

Also, it is common sense, but you should eliminate all fried and greasy foods, such as fast food or take out. Learn to make better choices when you are dining out. Skip the appetizer and dessert and order a salad or veggies instead of potatoes. Little things like this will go a long way in helping you shed those extra pounds!

Get 6-8 Hours of Solid Sleep

The average adult female should get between six to eight hours of solid, uninterrupted sleep every night. In today’s busy world, this is not an easy feat. However, it is beneficial to losing weight. If you aren’t sticking to a fixed sleep schedule, your body’s natural rhythm is off balance which throws off your metabolism and this can cause you to gain weight, or have trouble losing that extra belly fat. If you get enough sleep, you will also feel energized throughout your day and you won’t be up all night peeking in the fridge for that late night snack.


Working out is crucial to losing weight quickly. The more active you are, the more calories you will burn, You will also greatly speed up your metabolism. You can start of slowly and work your way up to more aerobic and high impact workouts. You can start by simply speed walking every day or taking the elevator instead of the stares. Go for a bike ride, join a gym or exercise class or take a swim. There are plenty of options out there. You just need to find what works best for you. Studies indicate that high impact exercises are one of the best ways to reduce belly fat. Always check with your physician before undertaking any new workout routine.

Crunches are beneficial for losing belly fat. There are many variations of crunches available online that can help you burn that belly fat. Planks are also another way to lose weight as they work the entire core. Squats and lunges are also beneficial in helping you get rid of that belly fat (and they are also helpful if you have some extra weight on your backend as well).