As we age, we tend to find ourselves gaining more and more body fat without realizing it. This is due mostly to declining testosterone and growth hormone levels as we age. Despite the widely accepted idea that this is a natural process of aging, we can take back control of our lives, increase our energy levels, improve libido, build lean muscle, lose stubborn fat, and increase the quality of our lives.
Having excess body fat increases the risks of developing one or more of the diseases of aging (Obesity, Heart Disease, Alzheimer's, etc). It also can lead to a loss of sex drive, inability to maintain an erection, fatigue and energy loss, irritability, depressed mood, aches and pains in the joints, as well as other negative effects associated with aging that are only compounded by excess belly fat.
The good news is that we can turn back the aging clock, and lose belly fat faster than ever before with 4 simple steps.
- Consume a diet consisting of 40% fat, 30-35% carbohydrates, and 25-30% protein. Researchers have demonstrated that subjects who are on a moderate fat diet exhibit higher testosterone levels than subjects eating a low fat diet. This finding merely confirmed previous studies proving that dietary fat is positively linked to testosterone production. The majority of your carbohydrates must come from vegetables. The nutrients in broccoli, spinach, and others are essential to healthy testosterone production. Research also shows that a diet low in protein can lead to elevated Sex Hormone Binding Gobulin (SHBG) levels and decreased testosterone bioactivity. The decrease in bioavailable testosterone results in a decline in sexual function, muscle, red cell mass, contributes to the loss of bone density, and leads to a lower overall quality of life.
- Start a high intensity resistance strength and interval training program. Clinical trials show that heavier resistance training (example: 8 reps/set) is more effective than a traditional high rep - low weight - get "toned" approach. Science shows that people who do sets of 6-8 reps instead of 12 produce more testosterone and lose more fat. By using interval training, you will lose more belly fat in less than half the time than if you take the slow cardio/areobic approach.
- Be more active. Anything counts; just make sure you get a at least 30 minutes of activity a day. Take your dog for a walk, shoot hoops with the neighborhood kids, go shopping, an active lifestyle is key to losing stubborn stomach fat.
- Do you have social support? Find at least one person to confide in on the path toward your health and fitness goals. Without social support it is easy to feel like your efforts go un-rewarded, lose your motivation, feel discouraged, or get depressed. But, building a strong social support system will encourage you and keep you motivated to continue sacrificing the time and energy required to reduce belly fat, and live a more active lifestyle that will increase your quality of your life.
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