How To Reduce Belly and Upper Body Fat: Flipping 50 Episode 5

Upper Body Fat Loss

Upper body fat is frustrating! With estrogen levels dropping you may be experiencing this. Your once hour-glass is turning into an apple before your eyes. Your waist seems to have all but disappeared.

This is the belly fat-reduction formula. Here’s the truth about upper body fat, specifically belly fat and and arms and the right exercise and (simple) diet changes to help you reduce it. Learn what’s happening if you’re figure has become an apple shape and what you can do about it.

To target any body fat, upper body fat exercise, intervals and resistance training are your go-tos. The boxing intervals featured on this show will both work your core and do the metabolic good they need to – all while you’re having a blast and toning your arms!

People will want your arms: deal with it!

upper body fat loss with fiber list
Click image for High Fiber Foods 

Your minute-made meals tip is simple for upper body fat. If you’re trying to lose weight and specifically, fat weight, fiber is your best friend. (Protein is a close second, and foods that turn to sugar easily are the enemy). Not surprisingly, with the Standard American Diet (me thinks the acronym SAD is not by accident), most of us fall far short of even the minimum recommendation. I, along with many of my colleagues, recommend a much greater fiber content for optimal health and weight loss. Click here for a chart full of some surprising (and delicious) high fiber foods that will make it easier to reach your best. Start slow. Increase your water intake as you increase fiber.

I included instructions for increasing your fiber intake for your personal optimal on the list. 

Here’s one of my personal favorites and secret weapon. I use Fiber Boost (and never leave home without it when I’m traveling). I love nature first, real food sources, but when that’s not easy to do from a hotel room I have a smoothie, yes, I prep in advance my dry smoothie ingredients and then mix with a Nutribullet when I’m traveling by car. It’s worth it.

If you’re thinking, that sounds like a lot of work, or a sacrifice to plan… I’ll challenge that. How much sacrifice is feeling less than 100%? I’ve been there. Away from home, eating foreign foods, on foreign schedules, sleeping in foreign beds, and missing exploring a foreign spot. No thanks! Tossing a little baggie into my suitcase is no problem! 
Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl for upper body fat loss

Berry Chocolate Smoothie


  • Chocolate Girls Gone Paleo Protein
  • ¼ Avocado*
  • ¼ cup gluten-free oats*
  • Handful Spinach (you won’t even notice it!)
  • ¾ cup Strawberries*
  • 1 T. Cocoa powder
  • 1 T. Chia seeds*
  • Fiber Boost*
  • 1/2 -1 cup of almond milk (depending on smoothie or bowl)

Top with raw coconut flakes and a berry on the rim of your glass. I’ve been bowled over. I’m loving thicker smoothies in a bowl instead of the drinkable version. Just use 1/2 cup of the milk to go for the bowl.

If a snack attack hits you in the afternoon, this is a yummy go-to. Alternatively, if you’re exercising early in the morning, chocolate for breakfast? Why not? It’s packed with protein and fiber: craving killers that will take you right to lunch full of energy.

* Adds fiber and keeps you full and satisfied until your next meal.

Do you have a question? Send yours to me at for the chance to have your question featured on the show and get access to my online course, You Still Got It, Girl! the book, and skincare products from Annmarie skincare you’ll love!


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