7 Steps to Losing Belly Fat Forever

Lesson #1: Get a Flat Stomach
Take Inventory and Set Goals

Welcome to the Ecourse that can teach you how to lose belly fat and get a flat stomach.

Over the next 2 weeks you'll learn the 7 steps to losing belly fat forever.

I want you to think of me as your personal trainer. I'm going to share with you what I share with others who ask me the question... "How to do I get rid of the fat around my stomach?"

I'll provide the tips, but you still have to take action. So study the course and then go for it.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles

Feel free to read more information on my site at Ab-Core-and-Stomach-Exercises.com

Lesson #1:
Take Inventory and Set Goals to Get a Flat Stomach

If you want to improve your fitness and change your body, it's important to take inventory of where you are starting.

When I meet with a new client, one of the first things I do is take measurements (weight, inches, and body fat percentage). This helps me to put together the best plan and it also helps to set short-term and long-term goals.

I know many people are afraid of the scale and don't want to know how much they weigh, but it is really important to know how much you weigh.

The reality check could be just the thing that gets you motivated to make a change, and when you start making progress knowing how far you've come will re-energize you and keep you moving towards your ultimate goal-- to get a flat stomach!

Also, when you take inventory of your body, it is very easy to determine if what you are doing is working. If you make progress, keep doing what you're doing. If you're not making progress you need to re-assess your strategy and your commitment level.

So if you want to get a flat stomach, here are three simple measurements to take: weight, waist measurement, and body fat percentage.

Weight is self-explanatory, get on the scale first thing in the morning, and write down the date and the number. Don't get discouraged this is the beginning. You will make progress.

Waist Measurement: For the waist measurement, I actually want you to measure across your belly button. Using your belly button as a reference point will ensure that you take the measurement at the same spot every time. Don't suck in your stomach. Write down the number in inches.

Body Fat Percentage: There are many methods to assessing body fat percentage. If we were working together I would likely use the skin fold calipers as one tool. But, I have found a formula that uses inches to get an estimate of body fat percentage.

Check out this website to calculate your body fat based on the US Navy Method.

Goal Setting


Now that you've got your numbers, let's talk about goal setting.

Goal Setting is another crucial step to losing belly fat and making progress.

Here are some important points about goal setting. Your goals must be S.M.A.R.T. (Specific Measureable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound)

Specific: Many people tell me that their goal is to lose weight, but they don't have a specific number of pounds in mind. How much weight do you want to lose? It's important to set a specific goal.

I know this is silly, but when you go to the bathroom you lose weight. I know that's not your goal, but your subconscious mind works in strange and amazing ways. When you set a specific goal, your brain will work to find a solution to help you reach that goal.

If your goal is vague, it's so much harder to get motivated, so set 1-2 specific goals.

Measurable: Many people set a goal to feel better, but how do you measure "feel better". Wanting to feel better is a good goal, but it doesn't trigger the type of results and progress most people are looking for. Make sure that you can measure your goals and it will make them much more active.

Attainable: This is a hard one sometimes because if we're setting out to do something extraordinary we're not quite sure if it's attainable. My advice is to set your short term goals in small manageable segments (1 week and 1 month periods).

Relevant: Your goals must be relevant to your values and your situation. You can't set a goal because someone else wants you to set a goal. You'll never achieve lasting results unless you really want it for yourself.

Your goals must be personal and relevant to your beliefs and values. In order to get a flat stomach, you have to personally want it.

Time Bound: This is one of the most important points in goal setting. You must set a deadline for goal attainment. Everyone procrastinates, but setting a deadline helps us to take action.

Don't worry if you don't reach your goal at the set time. Your deadline is your best guess estimate. Trust me; you'll do so much better in a fitness program if your goals are time bound. Alright, you've got work to do, but remember this is just the beginning.

I'll be in touch in the next couple of days to talk about the #1 nutrition rule to help you get a flat stomach.

Until then,
Yours in Health
Dr. Charles

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