Losing Belly fat only just comes down to eating less calories then your body burns its dead simple but still people make it complicated for example lets say your body burns 2500 calories and you just eat 2000 calories you will lose weight its super simple.
Dont get me wrong losing belly fat requires more dedication than just doing crunches and cardio. High intensity fat burning exercises are important to lose belly fat Weight loss is achieved only by considering the whole picture. If losing belly fat is your primary concern, then factors like diet, preparation and state of mental health play an important role.
Here is a list of 7 effective and simple ways to rid excess belly fat by getting the most out of the workout.
- Don’t forget to stretch:
If you dive into belly workout without stretching first, strain is distributed into the hips and back. There is no exertion to the abdomen area rendering the whole exercise ineffective. Abdominal training is done specifically to target the abs and it is important that they contract while being worked out. So, the next time you want to work on your abs, stretch it out before you begin.
- Move around, don’t be still:
Exercise shouldn’t stop as soon as you leave the gym. Cardio is most effective in burning stubborn fat. Any form of activity which elevates heart rate is capable of burning fat. Walk instead of driving or take the stairs. Weight loss is fast when there are supplementary lifestyle changes. Walking to the grocery store is more effective than on the treadmill for 5 minutes. It may tire you out initially but soon the body will accustomed to increased physical activity. You will burn fat throughout the day even when you are not actively working out.
- Don’t skip protein:
Insulin resistance is the primary culprit for fat retention. A diet with increased protein regulates insulin levels. Level of blood sugar in the body is regulated by a hormone called insulin. On sensing low levels, insulin promotes the breakdown of stored glycogen to release energy. Increasing protein content does not mean loading the plate with meat- proteins in the form of natural sources like nuts and powders can be added to smoothies and salads.
- Beauty sleep to burn belly fat:
Lack of sleep is now identified as one of the primary causes for insulin resistance. Researchers at University of Chicago found that there is a significant drop in insulin sensitivity by 30 percent when sleep in inadequate. When the body becomes resistant to insulin, fat concentration in blood circulation increases and in turn spikes insulin levels. Excess amount of insulin directs fat accumulation in wrong places like the liver leading to problems like Type II Diabetes and others. There are also reports which claim that those who under or over slept for 6-7 hours showed more visceral (around the abdomen) fat retention than those who maintained a healthy sleep cycle.
- Practice to keep stress levels low:
Of the many hormones that go haywire when stressed, cortisol in particular creates havoc when you’re trying to lose weight. Lack of sleep increases cortisol levels. Cortisol in high concentration activates the reward pathway in the brain. For those who aren’t aware of the reward pathway- it is the culprit which is responsible for every form of addiction and bad behaviour. In consequence, you reach out for the last piece of cake when you shouldn’t be eating it at all, in the first place. Work on keeping the stress levels low. Hang out with friends and family. Ensure you have a good laugh, every now and then; most importantly STOP stressing about weight loss.
- The power of hydration:
Most of us rather drink juice than water. Why- because some find the taste of water too ‘tasteless.’ Well, water is meant to be tasteless, odorless and is the elixir of life. It is important to understand that within our body there are constant reactions occurring every minute. Water is the important to ensure that all reactions are completed-everything from transporting oxygen in the body to regulating body temperature occurs in the presence of water. Chronic dehydration is known to cause many symptoms like depression and weight gain. Recommended intake of water is 8 glasses per day.i usually have 6 liters of water everyday
- Add a dash of vinegar:
Studies from Japanese researchers showed that those who consumed a spoonful of vinegar daily for 8 weeks showed a lower body fat rate. Acidic content in vinegar is known to incite fat loss. If the thought of consuming raw vinegar has you scrunching your face, don’t worry, when incorporated in salads, the taste is almost undetectable.
So, there you have it, 7 important points to keep in mind when you’re trying to lose belly fat. It is also important to remember that a healthy body starts with a balanced diet. Do not expect to see results within a week, weight loss is the fruit of consistency. Keep at it, remain stress free and watch the fat melt away.
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