While everyone has some belly fat, excess belly fat can negatively affect your health in numerous ways.
Excess belly fat is more than just unattractive; large waistlines can be indicators of potential diseases or disease.
Belly fat is usually estimated by measuring the circumference around your waist. This can easily be done at home with a simple tape measure.
Anything above 40 inches (102 cm) in men and 35 inches (88 cm) in women, is known as abdominal obesity.
If you have a lot of excess fat around your waistline, you should take some steps to get rid of it.
Many people with big tummy (abdominal obesity) are constantly looking for an effective way to get a flat one.
Here are tips to help you lose belly fat;
Eat more protein
About 25%-30% of the calories in each gram of protein is consumed during digestion, compared to only 6%-8% of the calories in carbohydrates.
Proteins require a higher amount of energy for digestion and metabolism.
This means your body will burn more calories to process proteins than if you ate fats or carbohydrate.
Drink tea more often
Increasing your metabolic speed enhances fat breakdown. Green tea is very good at getting your metabolic rate up.
It is rich in antioxidants called catechins, known for increasing metabolism for hours.
Drink two to three cups of green tea daily to help burn up to an extra 60 calories.
Fill up on high-fiber foods
Fiber takes up space in your stomach, helping you feel full and eat less. Fibre also takes longer to digest, making you feel more satisfied without those extra calories.
Fiber foods include wheat, oatmeal, and beans
Eat more fat
Contrary to popular belief, healthy unsaturated fats are essential for weight loss.
Some of these fats can speed up metabolism, which helps in fat breakdown.
Some sources of fats that help in burning fats include eggs, avocado, olive oil, cheese, and salmon.
Avoid skipping meals
Not eating for long periods of time puts your body into a catabolic state, meaning it starts to break down muscle tissue for energy—and conserves fat.
Consume water before a meal
Drinking a lot of water will make you feel more full and reduce your appetite. Studies also indicate consistently drinking water throughout the day increases metabolism and helps to flush out toxins.
Limit Alcohol Consumption
Forget about losing your belly fat if you drink beer & sweet alcohols daily. Beer drinkers always have a pear shape (belly fat & man boobs). Alcohol also stresses your liver which has to overwork to clear the toxins. This can get in the way of building muscles
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