9 changes in your lifestyle to erase 'belly fat' once & for all

03:16 PM | 11 Oct, 2016
9 changes in your lifestyle to erase 'belly fat' once & for all
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Do you feel like a total slob just because you have a ton of fat around the waist area? Fear no more, for we have got just what you need for a flat and healthy belly.

One of the most stubborn area targeted by excess weight happens to be the belly, and it might be detrimental to your health, say experts.

One of the worst places your body can store fat is your midsection, as it carries a strong risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and more.

fat woman's tummy for obese concept isolated over white background
fat woman's tummy for obese concept isolated over white background

More frustrating is the fact that women hang onto more belly fat than men, and find harder to lose it.

Women have up to nine times more alpha adrenergic receptors in their fat cells, and estrogen increases their activity.

The stress hormone is also one of the main culprits for fat storage around the midsection.

In order to burn the fat, you need to do the following:

  • Give some quality cardio time at the gym (work out and lift weights to build muscles)
  • Manage your stress levels (too much stress is a cause for eating more, bloating)
  • Eat more thermogenic foods like cayenne pepper, black pepper, green tea, turmeric, ginger and lean proteins like turkey (known to reduce belly-fat)
  • Drink alot of water; it induces a feeling of fullness (ALWAYS!)
  • Eat healthy fats, like avocados, sweet potatoes, beans, legumes, nuts and oily fish (salmon)
  • Whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, black rice and barley fight inflammation and prevent heart disease (shift from white rice, white bread to brown rice, bran bread)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar balances healthy bacteria in the gut, promotes better digestion, and kills any viruses or unwanted bacteria (Apart from putting in the hair and on the body, it has benefits inside the body too!)

Incorporate these habits into your lifestyle and make them a part of everyday life. Remember, a healthier body is key to a happier living.