All You Need to Know About Belly Fat – Part. #2
In our previous blog post, we talked about the definition of belly fat, the reasons why it forms, why everybody needs to be concerned about it, and the health risks associated with having too much weight around your midsection. In this blog post, we will discuss some natural methods to help you burn belly fat and maintain a healthy weight, as well as tips to make it come true. Stick with us to learn more!
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Drink plenty of pure water
Pure water is essential for healthy digestion and preventing constipation. It helps to flush out toxins and keep your body get rid of dehydration which can cause you to feel tired and sluggish, leading to poor food choices and weight gain. Drinking enough water can also boost your metabolism and help you burn more calories throughout the day.
But how much water per day is good and how to track it? There are different opinions and it’s not easy to give a general rule. A good starting point is half your body weight in ounces, for example, if you weigh 140 pounds, drink 70 ounces of water which is about eight and a half cups per day. You can also use the hydration tracking bottle to make sure you’re getting enough water every day.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
Fresh fruits and vegetables are low in calories but high in nutrients. They are a good source of fiber, which helps keep you feeling full after eating and prevents overeating. Some fruits and vegetables (like grapefruit) even have been shown to help boost metabolism and promote weight loss.
Some great fruits and vegetables to include in your diet are:
Eat a balanced diet
Make sure to include lean protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates in your diet to help keep your energy levels up. There are many different foods that can provide these nutrients. For example, meat and fish are good sources of protein, while whole grains and vegetables are good sources of carbohydrates. Nuts and seeds are good sources of fat, while fruits and vegetables are good sources of fiber.
Get regular exercise
One of the most effective ways to lose belly fat is to make sure that you’re getting regular exercise. Exercise helps to burn calories, reduce stress levels, and increase metabolism. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, five days a week.
If you are the kind of person who likes to have outside activities, some great exercises to try include walking, jogging, running, and cycling.
Otherwise, inhouse-swimming, yoga, pilates, dancing, and gym would be a great idea. At the gym, you can use a variety of machines to help you burn calories and get rid of belly fat. Cardio machines like treadmills and ellipticals are great for burning calories, and strength-training machines can help you build muscle and boost your metabolism. You can also take classes at the gym, such as spin or aerobics, which will help you burn even more calories and have more fun activities.
Get enough sleep each night
Most people know that they should be getting enough sleep each night, but what they may not realize is that sleep is essential for weight loss. When you don’t get enough shut-eye, your body makes more of the hormone cortisol, which has been linked to higher levels of belly fat. In addition, inadequate sleep can sabotage your weight loss efforts by making you more likely to indulge in unhealthy foods. So if you’re trying to slim down, make sure to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night.
There are also some things you should avoid if you want to burn belly fat:
Avoid sugary drinks
We all know that sugary drinks are bad for our health. But did you know that they can also be responsible for excess belly fat? Sugar calories are more difficult to burn off than calories from other sources. When you consume calories from sugar, your body has to work hard to process them. Imagine that you would need to run for nearly an hour to burn off the calories from a can of soda. This can lead to weight gain and an increase in belly fat. And even if you’re diligent about working out, it’s tough to burn off calories if you’re constantly consuming them. So if you’re trying to get rid of belly fat, cutting out sugary drinks is a great place to start.
Avoid processed foods
While processed foods may be convenient and tasty, there are a number of disadvantages that make them less than ideal for those who are trying to maintain their fitness. Processed foods are often high in calories and low in nutrients. They can also contain trans fats, chemicals, and artificial ingredients, making them difficult to burn off at the gym. In addition, processed foods often contain harmful additives that can disrupt your metabolism and contribute to weight gain.
Reduce stress levels as much as possible
In the previous blog, we understood how stress impacts the process to form belly fat. So dealing with stress is an effective way to meet your fitness goals. However, easier said than done. Anyone who has ever experienced stress knows that it can be extremely difficult to cope with. Work demands, family responsibilities, and other aspects of life can all contribute to a build-up of stress. Thankfully, there are a number of things that people can do to avoid stress. One of the most important is to learn how to manage time effectively. This means setting aside time each day to relax and unwind, and not trying to pack too much into each day. It is also important to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and get enough sleep.
Avoid eating late at night
One of the worst things you can do for your health is to eat late at night. This habit can lead to a range of problems, from indigestion and heartburn to weight gain. When you eat late at night, your body has to work harder to digest the food, which can lead to acid reflux and other gastrointestinal issues. In addition, late-night eating can disrupt your sleep patterns, making it more difficult to get a good night’s rest. And finally, eating late at night is one of the main causes of “beer belly”. So if you want to stay healthy and avoid weight gain, it’s best to avoid eating late at night. But if you are truly hungry late at night, a small, nutrient-rich snack under 200 calories is acceptable.
Still weight gain even with all the efforts?
If you’re struggling to lose weight, or if you’ve been working hard without seeing results, it might be time to meet with a personal trainer.
There are a lot of workout programs that you can follow by yourself but having someone to guide and push you to do better is always more motivating. A personal trainer not only will help you with the exercises and plan, but also give you advice on your diet and other lifestyle changes that need to be done in order for you to achieve your fitness goals. Below are some typical jobs of a personal trainer:
- Helping clients set realistic goals and working with them to achieve these goals
- Planning and preparing customized workout programs for each client
- Demonstrating exercises and providing instruction on how to use equipment safely
- Monitoring clients’ progress and providing feedback along the way
- Offering support and motivation when needed
- Educating clients about healthy eating habits and how to maintain a balanced diet
This is a great investment not only for your health but also for your self-confidence. When you see results, it’ll all be worth it!
Check with your doctor, there are many potential causes of weight gain, and not all of them are due to unhealthy habits. These are some natural methods to help burn belly fat. What worked for you? Let us know in the comments below!
If you have been following a healthy lifestyle and you’re still struggling to lose weight, it’s important to see your doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions. Thyroid problems, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and sleep apnea are just a few potential causes of weight gain. If you suspect that you may have one of these conditions, it’s important to see your doctor so that you can get the treatment you need.