Belly-fat

4 Ways To Beat Belly Fat

Diet, exercise and most importantly lack of free time are all big time contributors that could keep you from having that flat tummy. Although is it impossible to achieve? Belly fat comes down to eating right and exercise, plus our four tips on how to beat the fat for good. Belly fat can take on one of two forms. Subcutaneous fat which is visibly the external roll of skin that you can grab with your hands. Whereas visceral fat is found within your abdomen, and can often be wrapped around your organs.

Regular workouts

Abdominal workouts are great for toning up any unwanted belly fat. Mostly lunges, sit ups, push ups and especially the plank are great ways to slowly tone your tummy without physically exerting yourself. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can transform your belly before you know it. Looking to burn some extra kilojoules? Try bikram yoga, where not only will the postures help you stretch and tone every muscle in your body, but the heat makes you sweat out those bad toxins in the system.

Change your diet

Eating fatty foods regularly won’t give you a flat tummy. Try to limit these types of meals instead as treats, and give your body some much needed nutrients instead. Foods like almonds, eggs and avocado are just a few suggestions that are packed with protein and essential fatty acids which will keep you full, instead of constantly snacking throughout the day. Drinking green tea is also a great way to end your meal, as it has plenty of antioxidants and works to quicken the metabolism and the way food is digested.

Allergies

If you’re prone to belly bloating, this could possibly be caused by wheat allergies or lactose intolerance. Rather than self diagnosing, your local GP will run some tests that could confirm your suspicions. Dairy is the most common food allergy, and if you suffer from it, try to cut down on cheese and yoghurt and see if you notice a difference in your belly.

Don’t skip breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, since it is the first time in over eight hours that the body receives any vitamins or minerals overnight. By skipping breakfast and going straight into lunch, you’re more likely to snack on fatty foods throughout the remainder of the day. Eating a breakfast packed with protein is a fantastic since they keep you full until the next meal. Eating meals every few hours is sure to keep your body sustained and your metabolism at it’s best.

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August 27, 2015

Easy Ways To Beat Belly Fat

With the Christmas season just around the corner, it’s a great time to keep fit and avoid nursing your food baby in the months to come.

Keep your belly looking and feeling trim and toned by adapting some of these tips to your current diet and workout routine.

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Avoid late-night snacking

Eating late at night is simply just a spur of the moment thing, and doesn’t really benefit your body in any way. Rather than eating something high in sugar just before going to bed, drink one glass of water to curb any cravings, or even a cup of green tea.

Lemon water

A glass of lemon water every morning before breakfast is the perfect kick your body needs. It helps to boost your metabolism, and detox the body first thing in the morning.

Small portions

Don’t feel pressured to load your plate with food and eat it all! A lot of us carry this guilt as a child, since we were always told to finish every single piece of food before leaving the dinner table. Smaller portions are better in the long term, and won’t make your tummy feel as if it’s going to explode.

Core exercises

Work on your midsection by regularly strengthening the core muscles of your body. The plank is a really effective routine to fit into your daily life, and just a few minutes a day will change the way your body looks and feels overtime.

Lactose intolerant?

Many people suffer side effects from eating dairy and have no idea that they may be intolerant to it. Switch to other alternatives such as almond or coconut milk to enjoy all the benefits without any side effects.

Garlic

Regularly use fresh garlic in your meals since they have an anti-obesity properties which actually breaks down belly fat! Add crushed garlic to your Sunday roast or stir fry for extra flavour and health benefits.

Avoid sugary drinks

Fizzy drinks, processed juices, and too much alcohol can contribute to poor health and a bloated belly. Most of these drinks contain artificial sweeteners which only makes the body feel good – for a limited time only.

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December 8, 2014