When it comes to weight loss, the place people want to lose the most is in their stomach. There are tons of recommendation and “quick fixes” when it comes to losing belly fat, but if you want a permanent solution, you need to adjust your habits.
First of all, I wholeheartedly agree that abs are made in the kitchen, but there are other practical things you can do to slim your mid-section like:
Eat more fiber: Most of the time belly fat is associated with bloating and indigestion. Fiber deficiency can cause you to become “backed up” and carry more weight in your mid section. Try adding foods that are high in fiber with each meal, there are also a variety of supplements you can take.
Drink MORE water: When it comes to belly fat, water is your best friend. Drinking water actually reduces water weight, releasing extra molecules linked to excess carb/sodium intake.
Scale back your calories as the day goes by: Often times people have a light breakfast (or none at all) then end up eating a heavy lunch or dinner to make up for it. Unless your workouts are in the evening, this is counterproductive because skipping breakfast will only make you more hungry and can lead to overeating, thus creating more belly fat. Instead, have a big breakfast, utilize that food energy as you go about your day and scale back on your calories as you become less active. This will give your body more time to process the food you’ve eaten earlier in the day, reducing belly bloat.
1. MJ was a victim of physical abuse from his father as a child. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, he shed tears and claimed that he was so terrified of his father that he would often vomit when he saw him.
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2. His favorite animated character from childhood was Pinocchio.
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3. When MJ listened to the songs from his days in The Jackson 5, he said he sounded like “Minnie Mouse.”
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4. His middle name was Joseph – Michael Joseph Jackson.
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5. “Billie Jean” is allegedly based on a true story. MJ claims an obsessive fan tried to say he was the father of her child.
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6. His first song to hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart was “Ben” in 1972.
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7. MJ was a huge Beatles fan. He paid $47 million for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share of it to Sony in 1995 for $95 million.
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8. Get this… The costumes for the “Thriller” video came from the Salvation Army.
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9. Jackson invented and owns the patent for the special anti-gravity boots he wore that allowed him to lean forward extremely far in live performances of “Smooth Criminal.”
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10. MJ loved animals, and had several…strange pets. He had a python called Crusher, two llamas called Louis and Lola, and his most famous pet was Bubbles, the chimpanzee.
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11. Sources say MJ “borrowed” the Moonwalk from street dancers he saw outside a hotel.
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12. The original song title for “Thriller” was “Starlight.”
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13. Sources say MJ slept in an oxygen tent to live longer and for cosmetic purposes.
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14. MJ was a proud owner of a 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch that has a theme park, a menagerie, and a movie theater.
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15. “Home Alone” star Macaulay Culkin was one of MJ’s closest friends, and is the godfather of two of Jackson’s children.
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16. MJ’s estate signed a deal with Sony that gave them access to his unreleased recordings for $250 million.
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17. MJ often wore a black armband to remind people of the suffering of children around the world.
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18. The Los Angeles mansion he was renting just before he passed away once belonged to Sean Connery.
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19. MJ was allegedly a pretty avid reader… He was once accused by a library of owing $1 million in overdue book fines.
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20. Wikipedia, Twitter, and AOL’s Instant Messenger all crashed at 3:15PM on the day MJ died: June 25, 2009.
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