5 Effective No Bullshit Ways To Burn Belly Fat Faster

If you are still searching for ways to “burn belly fat” then you’re out of luck – because what you’ve been told (or at least, what you’ve thought) is false,

Because there are no ways to SPECIFICALLY target a part of your body in order to lose fat.

Yup.
The truth is that fat loss happens homogeneously, throughout your body at once –  it can’t be targeted, so take off your mind that thought and instead let’s see how can you actually start losing fat.

1)Work it Out.

This seems obvious to 90% of people BUT even if they’re aware that working out is one of the best ways to lose fat there is…

They won’t even bother doing it, because “they know it” but won’t put it into practice, how useless is that?

You can even start by doing this home workout consistently, just try and do it for a while, for starters. You will see results in the first week of doing it.

But if you just don’t know how to work out, what exercises to do…what to eat, or you simply want an info-packed source which you can refer to in order to get amazing results right away, check out my simple fitness guide.

It has EVERYTHING you’ll ever need, from Information on Nutrition, A Weekly-scheduled workout routine just for you, to the secrets of fat loss & tips and tricks for your health…for the price of two Pizzas.

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2) Eat Less (Frequently)

To lose fat, all you need is to be in a caloric deficit (You consume fewer kcals than your body actually needs to maintain itself), that’s how fat loss happens.

So it makes sense that consuming fewer calories helps you in achieving your goals.

And how you can do that? By switching to foods that are lower in kcals OR,
By eating less:

  • Stop snacking.
  • Stick to a certain amount of key meals.
  • Don’t eat if you are not hungry.
  • Drink.
  • Try IF (Intermittent Fasting)

3) Change The Way You Eat

Junk foods, carbonated stuff & alcohol are a no-no. Avoid eating out and cook your food at home.

What you eat is a reflection of your own body, don’t be stupid and give it healthy, nutritious meals.

Even diets are useless if you don’t know what you are putting into your body, have a look at this recipe to see what a healthy meal is like.

4) Sleep Like a Baby

Sleep, sleep, sleep.

7 to 8 hours are recommended, but don’t you go thinking that just ANY sleep will do the trick.

It has to be quality sleep, and it’s not going to work magic by itself, mind you. It’s not like you’re going to drop off 20kg’s just by sleeping.

Quality sleep has been shown to help your metabolism function like it should, and as a byproduct it’ll aid fat loss.

You know that you had a great night of sleep when you wake up refreshed and full of energy.

5) You Actually HAVE to Try.

Like all worthwhile things in life, you need to put your undivided effort into it.

As I said before, you can’t hope to just “know” things without actually applying them. Follow a plan with a goal in mind without giving up mid-way.

Actually stick to your commitments, because most of you don’t really have a “fat problem”, your mentality, your mindset is what it’s flawed.

After all, the mind is more powerful than the body and it’s ALWAYS the reason of why people are held back, not because they can’t but because their mind, themselves, won’t let it!

Push through that.

 

 

 

How to Stop Being so Weak and Pathetic When Life Beats You Up

Weakness.

Weakness is something everyone experiences at some point in life, and with that weakness comes frustration, feeling helpless and being pushed around by everyone AND everything.

That’s inevitable.

Trust me, I know.

How does someone escapes that perpetual struggle that is weakness?

First, we must recognize what weakness is.

Weakness is a STATE OF BEING (mental and physical) of helplessness, in which you can’t fight back or muster any strength.

While in that state, someone wouldn’t even think to escape its situation because he or she lacks any kind of willpower or resolution to do so, and even if they had it…they wouldn’t be able to.

He\She has accepted this life as the norm, and they won’t even bother to change the situation because the frustration and the lack of hope they feel is OVERWHELMING.

They believe themselves to be fated to this weakness, that is “just who they are”.

But that is the farthest thing from the truth.

Weakness, in short, is the inability to do ANYTHING in regard to your situation.

 

The Answer is ONE.

It’s obvious but not so obvious…

The OPPOSITE of Weakness, STRENGTH – is needed in order to vanquish weakness.

But this is not as easy as it sounds to put in place, and that is because… weakness, is cumulative at its core.

That means that it stacks up over time, over the years – it becomes even more “stickier” – so to speak, until you’re completely engrossed in it and can’t shake it off anymore.

It’s almost like a drug, the worst kind of drug, that keeps on destroying you the more you fall into the cravings, the more you are exposed to it.

So what can poor little weak you do in order to fight this? the answers are two, but one is more effective than the other:

  1. You distantiate from weakness.
  2. You counter-balance it by exposing yourself to strength.

Yeah, you got it.

Choosing the 1st option is not very smart (while doable) as it doesn’t really add anything to your situation, you’re just depleting yourself without filling the void with what could’ve been an otherwise useful substance (strength).

I’d recommend you to go for the 2nd.

The reason being that strength, too, is cumulative.

Woah, shocked?

Well, why would you be? it makes sense that even that they’re opposite, they work pretty much in the same way when it comes to shaping you.

So, how do you get the most out of this?
EASY.

By combining the 1st and 2nd method!
IF you avoid weakness while exposing yourself to strength, the process will be much quicker.

You can start by cutting off bad habits because habits are one of the things that help weakness cripple in.

Then think about what kind of people to keep in your life and which one to remove. Relationships with the wrong kind of people who saps your energies and therefore bring weakness.

Here I just gave you some examples in which where weakness can be found, but weakness can be spotted ALL OVER YOUR LIFE, in the depths of your persona, even.

Because weakness is not “superficial”, instead it runs deep within you, it has become a part of you without you even knowing.

It can be found in the smallest of things, and that’s why it’s so insidious, because when you give it the chance to crawl even in the things you would categorize as “innocuous”, that’s when it gets you.

So applying strength is the only way to approach this.

 

If you liked this post and want me to talk about how you can develop strength to aid you in your quest against weakness, please let me know in the comments, and share this with your friends, it would really help me out. 😀

Thanks!

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Drink your Caffeine! 9 Amazing Benefits You Weren’t Aware Of.

If you already do though (and I’m sure you do), that’s fine and dandy – I’m going to give you more reasons that can convince you that -that’s right – as long as what you put in your body it’s the good kind of caffeine, it has a lot of health benefits.

So get your kettle boiling and your coffee brewing!

As you may or may not know, I’m a health and fitness fanatic, and when I stumble upon ways I didn’t know about to boost my health I become instantly a researcher about that specific topic-to see if there’s actually some truth behind it and how I can make the most out of it.

Now, let’s begin with Black Coffee – not your cappuccino or weird spiced latte. Just pure and strong Espresso, black like your hood neighbor. (And since I’m 100% Italian I’m kind of biased here, but that’s for another time)

The “indispensable” little cup of coffee represents a typically Italian rite, fruit of an ingrained habit that has brought numerous experts to give their take on this matter when it comes to the health benefits\damages that comes with this… dark beverage.

Among the countless nutritional components of coffee there is -the more known and studied- of course, caffeine! since it’s blessed with important properties like:

  • Having a stimulating effect on the gastric and bilious secretion:(That’s why it’s thought that coffee after lunch helps with digestion)
  • Having a tonic and stimulating effect on the nervous system and the cardiac system:
    (That’s why many people appreciate its attention-enhancing effect, whether they need a boost to get through the endless pages of a tome, or just as a pick-me-up kind of thing.)
  • Its lipolytic effect, meaning it’s useful for losing weight since the caffeine uses the fats in your body as a mean to create energy (so it burns them) and that’s why an Espresso it’s an awesome choice before working out – it enhances STILL FURTHER the fats you’re going to burn and moreover it gives you energy, neat right?!
  • It makes you feel satiated, so it is a valid aid in controlling your appetite.

This DOES NOT mean that you have to chug down countless espressi, mind you.

Because that much caffeine can have a lot of drawbacks, like everything, take it in moderation and be mindful.

Now,
To the green land!

AAAAAH. Green Tea, it might be one of my favorite teas\beverages ever! It’s so versatile and can be sipped on in any time of the day, hot during the winter or ice-cold during summer when you need a refreshing healthy drink.

I mostly go for the hot version, even in summer.

This ancient tea comes from an ancient civilization too: China! But this variety of tea has reached all of Japan, Korea and India as well as other countries.

Let’s see why you should bathe in green tea:

A Famous variety of Japanese green tea, “matcha” – the lighter one on the right it’s called ” usucha (薄茶, thin tea) ” and the one on the left koicha (æżƒèŒ¶, thick tea). As its name and color implies, it is more concentrated.
  • Delays Aging: This might be one of the most known benefits, since the Antioxidant-rich green tea neutralizes the oxidants or free radicals present in the body. Therefore, regular consumption of this tea can effectively delay the signs and symptoms of aging.
  • Has stimulating effects: Just like any other tea or coffee, since caffeine it’s present in green tea as well (even though in much less quantity than in coffee and other teas) you can use it for a nice surge of energy.
  • Boosts your immune system: Research shows that people who regularly drink green tea do not fall victim to common bacterial and viral infections as easily as those who do not add it to their diet. The catechins, present in green tea, prevent bacteria and viruses from attaching themselves to cell walls to infect them. These catechins also counter the toxins released by microbes. This antimicrobial property also protects you from bad  breath, dysentery, diarrhea, tooth decay, indigestion, flu, cough, and cold, and colitis, all of which are caused by the microbial and fungal action.
  • Improves Cardiac Health: Some elements in green tea can also lower blood pressure reducing the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.
  • Controls Diabetes: If not taken with sugar, of course – the alkaline nature of green tea aids with reducing the blood glucose levels.

But like all things, risks are found along with these benefits as well, so if you’d like to know those risks too – let me know.

But what about you? what’s your favorite caffeine-based (or not) beverage that helps you stay in tip top shape or that just gives you a refreshing kick? let me know in the comments, and if you liked this post be sure to SHARE IT with your friends.

Take care,

-V

4 Effective Habits That Will Help You Through Quarantine

Whether you feel it or not, this situation is undoubtedly taking its toll on EVERYONE, slowly but surely – and having a few useful habits in place can help you cope better while you are in isolation.

Let me share some you can start implement from today!

1 ) WORK IT OUT!!

Well, you don’t have to be like Arnie, but you got what i’m saying.

Redirecting your bad feelings and blowing off some steam while training, it’s ideal for when you’re locked inside your house.

Not only working out can help you relax and maintain control, the benefits it comes with are countless, the first one being that YOU GET HEALTHIER!

And now that you got a lot of time on your hands you don’t really have excuses.

Think of the benefits!

You’ll get healthier, stronger, leaner and you will look better too – it’s a no brainer.

I know that a lot of people can find the process of starting a healthy lifestyle & workout regimen daunting and confusing…

And that’s why I’ve created a simple guide that will assist you through the whole process.

It has EVERYTHING you’ll ever need.

  • Nutrition
  • Workouts
  • Tips & Tricks so you get better results
  • Useful tools
  • You will get a Mini Recipe-Book FOR FREE!

You name it.

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2 ) CREATE STUFF.

Whether it’s art (Paintings, making music, drawings or pottery)

Or crafts (Make that damn Treehouse!)

Having a hobby that channels your creativity can really soothe and make these days much more bearable and seamless.

Give yourself permission to go enter a creativity spree and lose yourself in the process, you’ll never know how many amazing things you could give birth to!

3) COMMUNICATE.

This one is SO underlooked.

Especially if you live with others (your family, your significant other, ecc…)

Communicating, when in these times even the most trivial of things could become a drama, is of key importance.

And i’m not referring to just verbal communication.

Communication is emotional, too.

Don’t neglect what you are feeling and let other people know how you feel, and don’t forget to listen to others as well.

This will maintain harmony and create an overall healthy environment in which everyone can openly express themselves without suppressing unhealthy feelings, in an already bad time.

4) HAVE. FUN.

Since you probably can’t step outside, you’ll need to keep that morale high – and what better way to do this than by having a good dose of FUN?!

Well, I know this is harder for the most extroverts while everything’s locked down but it’s not impossible.

You’ll just need a little cooperation from the folks you’re living with to spice things up!

Or hell, you can do something silly even if you are alone.

Some ideas:

  • Play videogames!
  • Do couple workouts! (they can even become… spicy at some point 😉 great way to build tension & fun! )
  • Cook something yummy with your S.O. \ Family.
  • Watch a good movie!
  • Pick a theme & decorate your house!
  • Read an interesting book.
  • Do a pun contest!
  • Dance! alone or with someone.

The possibilities are endless, stretch your imagination!

If this post helped you then why not take the time to share it with your friends? It’ll go a long way, thanks!

Diets Are Useless, Here’s Why

Diets, ugh.

A method to lose weight that i despise and find stupid as hell, and let me tell you why:

It’s useless.

Yeah, i said it.
Now what? Feel free to come at me, i’ll smash your arguments.

But first, let me tell you why i think like this:

I also say this in my Fitness Guide for Everyone , when we approach the subject where i assist you in changing your lifestyle.

What i basically say is that i don’t want you to see fitness as something “forced” where you don’t like what you eat or you feel restricted, when it comes to certain kind of foods.

And that’s what diets basically do.

They force you to eat in a specific way, while including some foods & excluding others.

And i don’t feel like it’s the right approach, the human body after all it’s designed to thrive off a mixed balance of foods & nutrients.

Instead I want you to adopt the perspective of “healthy eating” where you eat a bit of EVERYTHING which is aimed to make your body feel good and function like it’s supposed to function!

So it doesn’t lack on the nutritional front, and you still enjoy your damn food.

Come on, after all we’ve got only one life, why should someone be restrictive on their foods when it comes to being fitter and healthier, when you can easily achieve the same (if not better) results, by eating a well-balanced diet?

Don’t get me wrong I UNDERSTAND the purpose of diets and i see why some people would benefit from them, but that usually applies just to short-term goals\results.

Some diets, in the long run are not really that healthy for your body, and spirit. 😉

So before you consider implementing a diet, ask yourself first if it’s really the right approach for you and your goals.

After all we’re all different, and in the end one should do what’s best for him\her and their particular situation.

Though I stay firm on the opinion that diets, overall, are useless!

HAH, have a good one, and if you liked this post please share it with your friends, or hell, even challenge my thoughts down in the comments,

I’ll be happy to roast you.

Take care.