Does Apple Cider Vinegar Burn Belly Fat?…..Fact or Fiction

Is This A Miracle

Surely you have heard of Apple cider vinegar and the claims it can help with weight loss, I was a little skeptical about this and I couldn’t see how it would work, so does apple cider vinegar burn belly fat. There are lot’s of people on youtube claiming they lost 10 pounds in a week just using Apple Cider Vinegar so you can imagine lots would have rushed out to buy it.

Apparently taking it before a meal helps to suppress your appetite which means you eat less, it also controls sugar spikes so you are more likely not going to eat between meals. The acids and enzymes in it speed up your metabolism which helps with fat burning so incorporating Apple Cider Vinegar in your diet could help you lose fat but you would have to use it along with exercise and a proper diet. What’s recommended is taking a teaspoon mixed with water before every meal to start with then build it up to a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in water before every meal. You can’t buy any old Apple Cider Vinegar though it has to be raw and organic and with something that’s called the mother to get the full health benefits.

I don’t think this is a miracle drink that’s going to shed you of your unwanted fat overnight like people have claimed, but there is no harm in adding it to your diet if it is going help you suppresses your appetite and stops you eating between meals that’s good isn’t it.  So it will aid you in your fat loss goals which I think is a bonus.

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What Else Is It Good For

If you suffer from high cholesterol studies have shown that taking Apple Cider Vinegar can considerably reduce your cholesterol by 10%. Cholesterol is a build-up of plaque in the arteries, which will lead to thickening of your artery walls (atherosclerosis) which in turn can lead to many health issues like heart attacks but by drinking Apple Cider vinegar you will reduce your cholesterol and keep it at bay, another reason we should take it.

Having a healthy lifestyle is important eating too many processed and fatty foods will contribute to high cholesterol and put you in danger, so to reverse any damage you can change your diet and lose your belly fat with exercise and a healthy eating and drinking Apple Cider Vinegar.

One Step At A time

We all want things to happen fast it’s in our nature to want a miracle but it doesn’t work like that, start with an overhaul of your diet add your Apple Cider Vinegar three times a day and do 30-minute workout a day and before long you will be fighting fit.

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My Thoughts

Does Apple Cider Vinegar burn belly fat? Fact or Fiction a bit of both, I think it helps, but you will have to also put in the effort of exercising and changing your diet to get the full benefits, it is not going to work overnight  and it’s not going to work if you still going to eat those pizzas, cakes, and other non nutritional high-fat foods, this kind of food may taste nice but are not doing your body any favours, I think by adding Apple Cider Vinegar to your diet will help you to lose belly fat plus it is going to help with keeping your cholesterol in check. I will definitely be giving it a go as there are other benefits from taking it.

If you have any thought please leave a comment.

Here are a few different brands of Apple Cider Vinegar you can get from Amazon.

Why Women Should Weight Train…..because the benefits are huge

Women and weights

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When you want to lose belly fat you should incorporate some kind of weight training into your regime, as we age we lose muscle so you need to use them by adding weights or resistance bands into your workout, this will minimize muscle loss and tone your body you will not bulk up, as women we have high estrogen levels which make it difficult for us to be muscle-bound, you will, however, become stronger and toned and who doesn’t want to have toned arms and legs.

As we age the percentage of fat increases by adding weight training into your workout your body will burn more fat more efficiently and combine this with any kind of cardio you will become a fat burning machine. When we get older we can suffer from osteoporosis but by adding weights your bones will become stronger and protect your joints and help with balance too, this is why women should weight train, I’m a true believer in any form of weight training it has changed my body considerably and I’m so much stronger now than I was 20 years ago.

 

How To Begin

Depending on whether you are going to the gym or working out at home always start off with lightweight’s if you are new to weight training, weight training covers a vast amount of equipment. The gym will have stationary machines for every body part you will need to have an induction so you know how to use every machine without getting injured. Don’t be afraid of using weights it may feel a little intimidating at first but everyone started the same way always concentrate on your form and full range of movement, this is very important if you can’t do the exercise properly because the weight is too heavy get a lighter weight, it has to challenge you, so 12 reps is good starting place if you can do the exercise for 3 sets at 12 reps and by your 3rd set gets a little difficult that would be perfect once they become easy, up the weight. Your muscle will be sore the next day but it will get easier and you will be burning fat even after you have finished your workout, this is why women should weight train or do any kind of resistance workout the benefits are huge and it will keep you young.

If you are working out at home you can purchase dumbbells or resistance bands at reasonable prices, I find a combination of weights and resistance bands are a good option. If you are really serious about weight training you could set yourself up with a homemade gym in your garage or spare room with great multi-station gyms on the market now, these are fantastic pieces of equipment for any weight training enthusiast, this would be my ideal piece of equipment but I have no room so its dumbbells and resistance bands for me as I stop going to the gym but didn’t want to stop working out.

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Let’s Talk Resistance Bands

 

There are many resistance bands on the market I have quite a few different kinds, I like the one with the handles and they come with 5 different colored bands with varying intensities they are portable so you can take them anywhere with you like on holiday or away on business. You can stack the bands together for a greater resistance like if you are doing squats, they come with door anchor for doing lat pulldowns or any other pulling workout, you can hit every muscle group with these kinds of resistance band and they are cheap around £20. This is a good option if you don’t have much room but want to do strength training the only other thing you would need is a mat.

I have been using mine for a while now and I think they are a brilliant piece of kit I can hit my back, chest, shoulders, biceps, and triceps with these I also use these in combination with dumbbells for my leg workout. You don’t have to lift heavy weights you can if you want to but using equipment like this to get toned if fantastic.

 

Combining Weight Training And Cardio.

I combine weight training and cardio in one workout four times a week, this is an example of what I would do with the bands.

 

I would do resistance band lat pulldowns with the band anchor to the top of the door for 45 seconds x 3 rounds in between the rounds I would do burpees for 30 seconds, once that was finished I would go onto straight arm pulldowns 45 seconds x 3 rounds and then in between I would Jump squats for 30 seconds. Then attach the band to a door handle and do underhand rows 45 seconds x3 rounds and skipping for 30 seconds then rear fly and high knees, that’s my workout done, so I have combined both strength training and cardio in one session.

You can do all kinds of combinations, you may have a stationary bike you can jump on in between your sets, to burn as much fat as possible by combining both in one workout you will see great results in no time.

 

Dumbbells And Kettlebells

 

Dumbbells and kettlebells are a great addition to your collection I have an array of different size dumbbells and kettlebells. I must admit I was a little obsessed with kettlebells at one time, I think they are great because you can get a full body workout with them in a short time swinging a kettle you are engaging your abs and it’s working your legs, arms, back and you are getting a good cardio workout as well. If you look on YouTube there are many tutorials on how to use a kettlebell, you also can get DVD’s on Amazon at good prices.

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If you are going to use Kettlebells I would suggest you learn how to use them correctly as you can hurt your back if you don’t swing it properly and start with a lightweight.

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I would get a set of dumbbells too or instead of kettlebells if you prefer you can buy them quite cheaply around £30 for 1, 2 and 3 KG set which if you are starting out is a good place to begin

Fat Burning Machine

If you are serious about losing belly fat, getting fit and becoming a fat burning machine just add some weight training into your routine three times a week along with cardio and a good diet you will see the results I promise you.

Why should women weight train because the results are awesome and you all deserve to be fit healthy and looking fantastic.

 

If you need any help or just want a chat please drop me an email at janeclarkhelpdesk@gmail.com

 

Will Cardio Burn Belly Fat….. Yes it will

A cardio workout with a good diet will burn fat

 

Can you burn fat with cardio

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The question will cardio burn belly fat, is a simple yes if combined with a good diet, there are so many different workouts now that will help you on the road to burning fat low-intensity workouts is an option for people starting out it is a good idea to start here if your new to working out. Muscles get their energy from burning fat and sugar so the more you use them the more fat you will burn.

If we overeat and our bodies don’t use it, it will be stored it as fat this is because our ancestors didn’t eat like we do so anything they ate that wasn’t needed by the body was stored as fat for later use when they needed it they were always on the move. For us exercise in the form of cardio or raising your heart rate for a 30 -60 minute period will burn off the fat.

Depending on your fitness level age and weight will determine how much you will lose, when you are young it’s a lot easier to lose weight I could maintain my weight when I was younger but as I have got older ( 57 ) I find it harder plus I don’t need the number of calories I once did. I can push myself very hard but found It took me days to recover so a carefully planned workout is key to burning fat.

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) If you want a good HIIT workout you can get this from Amazon for £66.80 and free delivery you have some awesome workouts that will melt the fat off, It’s not for the faint-hearted but well worth the effort.

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This is the big thing at the moment because you can do a 20-minute workout and you’re done, the only thing is you have to push yourself and you can not really do more than two HIIT workouts in a week because if you are doing it right it is far too taxing on your body. HIIT training will speed up your metabolism and apparently keep working for 48 hours after you have finished your workout so you are still burning fat great right. You need to combine HIIT workouts with other steady cardio and weight training.

HITT can be done anywhere without any equipment using your own body weight. You work as hard as you can for 30 – 45 seconds then rest for 15 – 30 seconds. An example would be…

30 seconds work 30 seconds rest. Jump squats, Pushups, Burpees, Mountain climbers, Skater. you would do this for 4 rounds after a warm up. you are using your legs which are a big muscle group and burn more fat. When you start HIIT training it is hard I am not going to lie you will probably think I’m never doing that again but stick it will get easier.

Steady State Cardio

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Steady state cardio is great to add to your workout regime doing this for 45 – 60 minute twice a week will put your body in a fat burning zone, you will raise your heart rate but not too much, you need to be a little out of breath but not so you can’t talk. You could go for a brisk walk or jump on a stationary bike though the thought of sitting on a bike for 45 minutes doesn’t do it for me, I would rather do a dance workout or old-fashioned aerobics workout which you can find on YouTube.

Do different kinds of workouts to keep you interested, doing the same cardio workout gets a little boring and your body will get used to it and you will hit a plateau, so will cardio burn belly fat yes if you keep changing it up and incorporate different intensities like HIIT and steady state cardio before you know it you will be a fat burning machine.

Fuel Your Body

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It is important to fuel your body after your workout by eating the right kind of food you should eat some carbs and protein after your workout try and do this within 45 minutes of finishing your workout if you don’t eat anything you will feel like rubbish and your body will take what it needs from muscle.

Have Tuna, chicken or eggs or a protein-rich food with some rice, sweet potato, pasta or wholemeal bread add a little avocado or nuts for some good fat. You could have wholemeal toast smashed avocado with chili and onion and poached egg, or protein pancakes with Greek 0% fat free yogurt and mixed berries, if you are in a rush have a protein smoothie but get something inside you.

Cardio is good

There are so many people on websites saying Cardio makes you fat and that is not so, you don’t see any runners who are fat and that’s cardio they are normally trying to get you to sign up to something you can do it yourself as I have said before it’s not going to be easy but you will be rewarded with the body you want.

Choose a program that is best for you, do a couple of HIIT workouts a week along with steady state cardio once you have mastered this add in some weight training. I will cover this next time. Make sure you eat after your workout this is important. There is a saying you can’t out train a bad diet and this is true, if you are going to put the effort in to workout don’t mess it up by eating rubbish you will not see the results you want and get disheartened.

See you next time if you want any help please drop my an email.