Watching Your Calories and Carbs to Cut Belly Fat - Better Health Solutions

Watching Your Calories and Carbs to Cut Belly Fat

Watching Your Calories and Carbs to Cut Belly Fat

The calories you take in are sure to contribute to your obesity, if you’re struggling with extra weight around the middle of your body. If you’re free-eating all day, snacking incessantly, it can be difficult to track just how much you’re consuming.

You want to begin taking in fewer calories than your body is burning so that your body begins burning fat all around your body, including your stomach area. A pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories.

So in order to lose one pound of fat per week, you’d need to cut that over the course of a week. Shaving 500 calories a day off your diet could be the difference between getting a small drink instead of a large one when you order fast food.

Or, if your diet is already pretty tight, you might have to do a little more careful nutrition planning to find ways you can eliminate those 500 calories per day. If you want to lose 2 pounds of fat per week, you’d have to cut 1,000 calories a day.

This sounds like a lot, but many people who are struggling with a bunch of belly fat eat thousands of calories per day, so this could be as simple as cutting out snacks or making a few healthier choices.

If you want to work on it long-term, you can figure out how long you want to give yourself and calculate it from there. For example, if you want to give yourself a year to cut 25 pounds, then you’d need to cut 87,500 calories that year to achieve your goal.

That equates to cutting out about 240 calories per day. That’s not hard to do. You could go without that Snickers bar you routinely have after lunch and achieve that one goal. But it all depends on how fast and how much you want to lose.

You might also want to consider watching your carb count when it comes to losing fat around the middle. Many of these refined carbs like white breads and sugars pack on the fat in your body because they’re high in calories, too.

You don’t get the satiated feeling like you would eating a meal packed with whole grains, protein or fiber. Instead, sugary foods leave you hungry shortly after eating them, and if you’re using them for energy, it won’t last, causing a crash where you crave even more of them.

To help you lose belly fat, consider sticking to anywhere from 50-150 carbs per day. If you want to attack the fat quickly, you can even adhere to a keto diet and go for net 20 carbs daily. 

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