The first step in stoping your growing big belly. Men have lots of reasons to want to lose their growing beer belly, To have more energy, to feel better or to look better. No matter what the reason if you are going to be successful you need to set sensible goals with realistic expectations.
When you set goals for yourself and commit to them on a daily basis it gives you something to shoot for and will dramatically raise your motivation and level of success of stoping your growing big belly.
Writing down your goals is a very important step. It forces you to think about your goal and makes it real in your mind. It reminds you of what you need to do to succeed.
When you have daily weight loss goals written down you should commit to them every morning. When you renew your commitment you are giving yourself a chance at small victories every day and that is very motivating.
It also gives you a road map of what you need to do to lose your beer belly successfully.
Like the efficient one in our Ultimate Belly Fat Burning Guide To Six Pack Abs.
The small changes you make every day add up fast.
Setting Your Goals
The key to setting goals is: they must be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and tangible.
You can determine your goals with a number of factors but we recommend using your weight, your waist measurement and your hip to waist ratio.
Weighing yourself is pretty straight forward, make sure your scale is level and on a hard surface. Don’t worry about the number, instead use it as motivation it will only go down from here.
Measuring your waist will actually be more accurate than the scale especially in the beginning. Because at the start of a fitness routine men tend to put on muscle fast and since muscle is heavier than fat you could of actually lost more fat than the scale says. Making the measuring tape more accurate in determining if you have stop your growing big belly.
Your waist to hip ratio is also an important measurement it will determine if you’re losing fat in the belly. It will also give you a very specific goal, men should have a ratio of 1.0 or less. To calculate the ratio you simply measure your waist and then your hips. Dividing the waist measurement with the hip measurement will give you the ratio.
Healthy Realistic Goals
A good place to start would be to aim for a weight loss of 5 to 10% of your body weight a week, generally about 2 pounds per week.
But keep in mind that if you are adding on muscles a tape measure would be your instrument of choice. As I stated earlier, muscles weigh more than fat. So you must use all the tools to get an accurate view of your body and your growing big belly.
Another way would be to set goals on healthy choices instead of weight loss.
Focusing on reducing your daily caloric intake by creating a calorie deficit will also yield results.
First you need to calculate your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). Your BMR is the energy your body burns when it is at rest to maintain normal function. This free tool will calculate your BMR as well as your total daily calorie requirement. BMR Calculator
This will give you the number of calories you need on that day. All you have to do now is simply reduce your calories by about 200 calories under your BMR and you’ll be in a calorie deficit state which will stop your growing big belly.
No matter how you choose to set your goals, you must record them and then make a plan to reach them. For example if your goal is to reduce your calories by 200 today, then simply plan to replace 2 sodas with water.
Just remember that once you set goals and you are not stopping your growing big belly fast enough you need to adjust them in order for you to attain them.
In the next couple of days you will receive Lesson # 2 which will talk about your nutritional need.
See you next time,
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