Getting a flat belly isn’t a day’s job, as the belly is one of the last spots to get rid of fat, alongside the hips and thighs. If after trying different means like exercising all day long, feeding on a healthy diet, and letting go some favorite snacks, you see little or no change in your belly fat, it can be really frustrating. You will most likely be tempted to give up.
Giving up isn’t an option to consider, because belly fat is beyond not just fitting into the perfect dress. It increases your risk of certain illnesses like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
However, with the right strategies, belly fat can be responsive.Keep reading to know more.
1. Pump some iron
Iron helps to metabolize proteins and play a role in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Deficiency in this nutrient leads to anemia, chronic anemia, cough and pre-dialysis anemia. You can pump iron with a total body weight training routine, to get the best result and firm your midsection even more. A study found that exercisers who did a high-intensity total body resistance routine, combined with cardio lost more body fat compared to those who only focused on cardio. Researchers concluded that the extra fat loss may be from the stepped-up calorie burn that comes after lifting weights and the extra protein they included in their meals.
2. Make green tea your favorite drink
Green tea is that drink that will successfully pass as the “weight loss drink”, as several studies have found it efficient in weight loss. It helps to smoothen the skin and fight cancer, and have even been found to be an effective belly buster. A study found that exercisers who drank about 4 cups of green tea daily for 12 weeks, lost more ab fat 8 times compared to those who drank just caffeinated beverage. It contains catechins, phytonutrients that helps to boost the breakdown of fat. Other benefits of green tea are that it helps to lower the risk of increased cholesterol levels, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, tooth decay, and Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s.
3. Eat proven fat belly foods
Spending many hours at the gym or watching food portions may amount to nothing if you aren’t eating the right meals.Eat fiber-rich foods like whole grains, wheat, and beans to fill you up for longer hours, and make portion control much easier. Also eat protein rich foods to help build your muscles and fuel your body to lose more fat. Drink about 8 ounces of water daily to keep your body hydrated to get rid of unwanted toxins and also improve weight loss.
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