That wobbly fat around your waist ruins overall body look. But these fats are more dangerous to your health than just giving a bad physical appearance. Belly fat is also known as visceral fat is directly linked with type 2 diabetes and heart diseases. It also adds to obesity, which itself is a disease.
Many people now are suffering from weight-related issues than ever before. A recent study has shown that 23% of youngsters in the UK are obese. Similarly, obesity around the world is rapidly increasing.
Though belly fats are deep in layers and hence can be shed off by modifying the eating habit, however, some people need to hit the gym as well. Weight gain and flab around the belly are not related to excessive eating only; there could be many factors and reasons behind getting those stubborn fats accumulated in the body.
Before jumping to many solutions available on the internet, it is very important to know the root cause of belly fats and weight gain. So, make sure to see a doctor before starting any exercise and nutritionist before starting a diet.
Now let me get you through 6 ways of getting rid of that stubborn, wobbly flab around belly:
1. Boost up Your Metabolism:
Boosting up your metabolism is the ultimate goal in shedding those extra fats around the belly. The faster the metabolism, the more you burn fats. To boost metabolism, include proteins in your food intake, drink plenty of water, lift little weight and do a high-intensity exercise.
2. Say ‘NO’ to Sugar:
Anything which contains sugar should be available to you. If you are seriously considering shaping your body and being healthy, then immediately give up on all sugary food and drinks. Added sugar is harmful and hazardous to health even if you are super fit, it should be avoided as much as possible.
Stop drinking carbonated fizzy drinks; they have plenty of added sugar that can slow down the process of losing belly fat. Consuming more and more drinks can later turn you into a diabetic patient. So have mercy on yourself and give up these fizzy drinks.
3. Workout and Diet:
While getting rid of sugary foods items and drinks and adding the healthy option in diet, don’t forget to do a little exercise. I know, it sounds tough and needs a lot of determination to stick to exercise but the workout is critical regarding belly fat.
Start with a walk, make a schedule, give yourself and body some time to adapt the change it will experience because of change in diet and workout.
Walk 20 minutes daily and then keep on add 10 minutes to make it a 60 minutes’ walk per day.
You can lift little weight to build stamina and again to boost metabolism.
4. Add Protein in Your Diet:
Studies have shown that consuming proteins reduce craving by 60% and it hikes up metabolism by 80 to 100 calories per day. If you are really really looking to make a change in your diet to lose flab around the belly, then do yourself a favor and add more and more protein in the diet. Protein works like magic in losing weight especially belly fat.
Consuming quality protein has been linked with fats in the belly and people who eat healthy protein have less belly fat than those who don’t eat protein.
Protein-rich foods are eggs, fish, legumes, nuts and meat and dairy products. Include them in your diet to get rid of unwanted belly fats.
5. Track Your Food:
Knowing what and how much you are eating is very critical in shedding a few pounds. Knowing your food is important because whatever you are eating is going inside your body and greatly effect on how it works and behaves. Unfortunately, most people don’t know what they are eating because of lack of interest may be. Awareness and gaining food-related knowledge is important.
6. Eat More Vegetables and Fruits:
Avoid staying hungry for a longer time and you can do it by eating fruits and steamed vegetables. Staying hungry increase cravings and your mind starts telling you to have a full meal. While you think staying empty stomach is helping you in losing weight then think again. It is doing more harm to your body than any good. A well-qualified nutritionist will never ask you go hungry, in fact, he/she will suggest you stay full. Divide your meal into small portions and have them after 2 to 3 hours break. Include fruits and vegetables in your diet plan. They don’t only have nutritional benefits but keep you full and fresh all day long. When you are full, then you don’t crave for cheesy food and when you don’t crave for it, you don’t eat it and this way you ease the process of shedding off belly fat.
Given all these tips to get rid of belly fat but I want to reiterate my point to undergo a proper medical checkup before hitting the gym or starting diet plan. Know what is causing weight gain? God forbids, there might be some underlying health condition that needs to be addressed first before shedding weight. Taking very good care of yourself is the key to lead a happy and healthy life.