Stomach fat is very easy to put on but very difficult to get rid of. For the sake of your health, it is very important to shed this fat at all costs, as it poses certain serious risks to your health. Asides from the health risks, not everyone feels comfortable with a large and protruding belly, and they will do whatever they can to get rid of it. Here are some effective ways to make this happen.
1. Opt for healthier foods and do your own cooking
A great way to regularly consume healthy foods is by planning ahead, because when you are hungry, you are most likely to eat anything that you come across. Take out all the junk foods from your fridge and replace them with healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, fiber and protein rich foods and foods with less processed sugars. You can also cook ahead of time and store them in the fridge for the next few days or for the next week, so that you are not at a loss about what to eat when you do feel hungry.
Eating out may undermine your decision to eat healthy, as many of the meals available in restaurants and other eateries may contain a lot of sodium, which can cause water retention. By cooking your own meals, you choose what you want to be in your food and exactly how much you want to consume.
2. Walk at least 1-2 hours every day
Walking is one of the easiest form of exercises with a lot of health benefits. It may not burn as much calories as running or circuit training, but with an hour or two of brisk walking, you can be sure of burning a lot of calories. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an hour long walk, you can break it into intervals, but make sure that by the end of the day, you have walked a total of 1 to 2 hours.
You can make small changes in your daily life to ensure that you walk as much as possible. Quit using the elevator and take the stairs instead. Park a little further away from where you need to be and walk the rest of the way. Walk around while having a conversation on the phone. Walking also helps to improve the mood and strengthen bones and muscles.
3. Get quality sleep
Asides reducing stress and improving concentration, quality sleep helps the body to regulate its complex biochemistry and boost metabolism. This will help to improve your energy and productivity for the long day you have ahead, including your workout sessions. Also, you get to cut down on your cravings when you sleep, because you are more likely to eat as much as you can while you stay awake through the night. Get about 7 to 9 hours of sleep, with little or no interruption.
You’ll need a lot of patience and commitment to eventually get your desired result.
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