4 Tips To Reduce Belly Fat
Excess belly fat can be annoying and can also have an impact on your health.
Too much in the area that surrounds your organs can increase your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes as well as certain types of cancer.
So how can you reduce the unwanted belly fat?
First cut back on or cut out sugar. Eating too much sugar will cause your liver to flood with fructose that will then be converted into fat.
Start by cutting back on those sugary soft drinks and energy drinks.
Drink more water instead as it contains no sugar and zero calories. Check the food labels the next time you are at the supermarket to see just how much sugar the foods you are buying actually contain. You will be surprised on many items.
Second, eat more protein rich foods.
Adding proteins to your current eating plan will help to build and repair muscle and with more muscle your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) will increase. That will help your body burn off more calories than normal even when you are just relaxing. Some examples of healthy proteins are plant proteins like beans, lean red meat, fish chicken and eggs. Stay away from processed meat like bacon, sausages, lunch meats etc. as these contain sugars among other things.
Third, cut back on carbohydrates
Some diets will say to cut carbs from your diet entirely, which is a mistake since your body needs carbs to function.
What is suggested though would be to cut back on refined carbohydrates. Some examples of refined carbs include white bread and white pasta.
Instead swap them for unrefined carbohydrates such as whole meal and grains.
What seems to work better is some resistance exercises or weight training alongside a little cardio.
The reason for this is because it will help to build muscle, which will help burn extra calories. Research has also shown that you can continue to burn calories up to 24 hours post-workout.
With this information at hand, you should be able to, over time, drop the excess weight, which will help improve your overall health.
Remember that you are not going to reach your goal overnight. Work your plan and put in the effort and success will be more certainly.