I'm writing this today as I respond to a boot camper who's major goal is "to lose the ever annoying and unhealthy---belly fat."
I'm often asked this question, so here is my exact response to her.
"In looking at this goal, I always come back to the basics.
- Eat clean.
- Train consistently. (Three times a week at boot camp, and one nice long walk, bike ride, etc. on the weekend.)
- Sleep enough.
- Supplement to ensure success.
Let's start with eating clean.
The closer you stay to eating lean proteins, vegetables, a little fruit, and some healthy fat...the better off you will be. It's simple...but not easy. The more you stray from this "blueprint" the more you will struggle.
This one is pretty basic too. Plan your schedule so that you fit YOU into your schedule. Our sessions are only 45 minutes, three times a week...so commit. (I realize like in your case, that emergencies do come up...but in general do your best.)
I've written a lot about this on my site. In order to lose the fat, you've got to get good quality sleep, there is no other way of getting around this.
Shut down the electronic stuff at least an hour or more before bed.
Make sure that your room is cool and dark.
Try using a sleep mask...this a life changer in my opinion.
Supplement to ensure success.
There are many supplements out there, but one company that I rely on is Prograde. I know the owners and I trust the products that they put out.
The two that might be useful to you are their multi vitamin for women,
and their Krill fish oil.
Only by putting these suggestions into action, will you reap the results."