Typically, when trying to lose weight, many individuals want to get rid of the fat on their stomachs for aesthetic purposes. That’s understandable because a big gut just isn’t attractive! Belly fat, however, is more than just an eyesore, it’s the most dangerous fat you can have on your body. Stomach fat raises the risk of heart disease and diabetes, so losing that abdominal fat can allow for a longer and greater quality of life.
There are a number of good habits you can implement in your daily life to help rid yourself of that pesky abdominal fat!
Start With Sleep
By getting the recommended eight hours of sleep a night, we can help improve and regulate nervous function, proper metabolism, and hormonal production. Lack of sleep severely hinders these body processes. A lot of jobs require you to be up early, so maybe it’s time to stop watching those terrible reality shows and get back that extra hour of sleep!
Eat and Drink Right … Duh!
Because our nutrition is 80 percent of our overall ability to lose weight, it’s important we fuel our bodies like a machine. Replacing vegetable or olive oil with organic coconut oil is a great way to minimize calories in your meals and not raise your cholesterol. Ridding your diet of refined sugars and replacing them with fresh fruit and even dark chocolate is another great way to speed metabolism, and rid yourself of belly fat. Avoiding trans fats, refined sugars, and hydrogenated oils will be crucial in blasting stomach fat! Drink a lot of water, specifically eight ounces with every meal. Replace your usual caffeinated beverages with green tea; it still contains caffeine, but also has catechizes that aid in the release of fat from fat cells.
Getting a good mixture of both cardio and weight training will help you lose that pesky spare tire around your waist. Cardio allows you to burn calories all over, where weight training helps isolate and build muscle! Stop with the sit-ups and get creative with your abdominal workouts!
Losing any weight, the right way, can definitely be difficult especially if there has been a lifetime of bad choices. However, with persistence and consistency with diet and exercise, getting rid of that dangerous belly fat can definitely be possible! Remember, crash dieting and fad dieting can often be ineffective and dangerous. It might be beneficial to seek professional nutritional help to make sure you stay on a healthy path.
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