It’s no secret that one of the most popular resolutions we make in life is to lose weight. Besides the health benefits we get from cutting weight, we also get sexy and appealing bodies. Having a sexy body can help boost one’s self-confidence. That’s why many people find themselves signing up for various diet programs to lose weight.
You may lose weight but still notice that somehow, the fat around the belly is still intact. In fact, belly fat is what most people strive to get rid of, yet the most stubborn to lose.
“Every fat person says it’s not their fault, that they have gland trouble. You know which gland? The saliva gland. They can’t push away from the table.”
― Jesse Ventura
How do you lose that pesky belly fat? Here are our top surefire tips
Focus on aerobic exercises rather than abdominal training
One common misconception we have is that since we’re dealing with losing the fats in our abdominal area (hello belly fat), then we should do abdominal training, After all, it addresses our problem in our tummy, right? That’s where you’re wrong! If you want to lose belly fat, you shouldn’t do abdominal exercise.
What you need to do, instead, is to focus on aerobic exercises. Aerobic exercises such as swimming and running can help you lose your belly fat tremendously.
Eat more protein and fewer carbohydrates.
The reason why that belly fat in not diminishing is because the muscles around your tummy are surrounded by the pesky fat. What you should do to lose it is to work on your muscles more. There is a need to develop a layer of muscles to make your belly lean and lose the fat.
A great way of doing that is having more proteins in your diet. Proteins promote the growth and development of muscles. At the same time, you should lessen your carbohydrate intake. This is because the carb produces too much blood sugar.When the blood sugar is not used, it is converted into fats.
However, if you really can’t give up the carbs yet, at least opt to eat less-processed foods. Focus on eating whole unprocessed grains and carbs as they contain lesser calories and fats. A good dinner option would be a portion of lean fish, vegetables drizzled with olive oil, and a small portion of potatoes. Instead of carb-loaded snacks such as crackers, chips, or sandwiches, try fruit with a portion of proteins. Apple and cheese slices are an appetizing option.
Make sure you are not constipated.
A distended belly is most often caused by bloating and not just because of the stomach fat itself. Most of the times we feel bloated because of the processed foods we eat. Therefore, we need to focus on eating whole veggies and fruits such as beans, lentils, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, and grains such as wheat and barley. They promote proper digestion.
Avoid drinks sweetened with sugar.
We all know that eating sugar is the main for getting more fat into the body. Avoid eating foods with too much sugar such as soda and energy drinks. They contain tenfolds of sugar compared to the solid foods. When we drink sugary drinks our brain does not record the calorie intake. That’s why we’re capable of drinking tons of sugary drinks without nourishing and filling our body properly.
If you think about it, it’s really dangerous as the body gets to consume more sugar than it can naturally handle. That’s why we recommend that you drink water instead. If you are craving for something sweet, you can convert your fruits into smoothies. They are sweeter and more natural to consume by nature.