Are all your efforts to have a flat belly ineffective? Well, don’t worry because here are some of the most effective tricks you can try to achieve your goal.Who would not want a bikini-worthy belly? The problem is that while most people dream of having a flat belly, more and more people are actually gaining weight.Research shows that 54% of adults in the United States are suffering from “central obesity”. This refers to the “belly fat” and is clinically described as having a waistline of over 35 inches in women and 40 inches in men.
This type of fats found in our belly are considered to be the most dangerous among other fats in our bodies. This is because it wraps around our vital organs like stomach, liver, etc. This can pose significant risks to medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and other metabolic problems.
However, there are certain things you can do daily to shed some pounds and lose those problematic belly fats. Here are some of the tricks you can try to help you trim down your tummy:
- Get enough sleep daily.
Not getting enough sleep can cause your metabolism to slow down. Also, if you are sleep deprived, you easily get tired. And when you feel tired, you have this strong urge to compensate by eating and drinking your “comfort food”.
So what do we do? We grab a can of soda and a packet of potato chips. Little did you know that this small, probably unnoticeable habits you have daily is greatly contributing to your fat belly.
In other words, get enough sleep daily so you feel energized and active throughout the day. No need to munch on those unnecessary snacks in between meals. Sleep right, eat right.
- Forget diet sodas.
If regular sodas are bad for you, diet sodas are definitely a hundred-times worse for your body. Research show that people who regularly drink diet sodas tend to have six times more waist line increase as compared to those who don’t drink such.
Diet sodas are loaded with artificial sweeteners, which according to experts trick our body that actual sugar is on its way. This causes are insulin levels to rise, shifting our metabolism from fat burning stage to fat storing stage.
Avoid drinking diet soda, or any soda at all. Instead, drink freshly squeezed fruit juices or just settle on water if you are really determined to cut off the calorie count.
- Switch your coffee for a cup of green tea.
While coffee can be a great way to kick start your day, it can greatly contribute to your fat belly. Green tea on the other hand is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that can help trim down your belly fat.
Recent studies show that people who drink green tea at least three times a day are most likely to shed some weight as compared to those who drink coffee who by the way, showed an increase in waistline.
Green tea has weight friendly compounds known as catechins. These compounds revive our metabolism while increasing the amount of fat cell released and speeding up our liver’s fat burning ability.
- Ditch your beer, choose wine instead.
Alcoholic beverages especially beers and sweet cocktails contain lots and lots of calories. If you love drinking beers and cocktails, minimize your consumption as they contribute to your belly fat.
However, you can switch to red wines. Red wine is known for its great health benefits, which includes improved cardiovascular and digestive health and of course, fat burning effect.
Red wine contains resveratrol, which aids in your metabolism and helps reduce the development of fat cells, especially around the waist area.
- Have more than three meals a day.
It is a common misconception that we should only eat three times a day, sometimes two. Recent research shows that eating four to five times a day is generally more beneficial than eating three times a day.Eating in small portions and having healthy snacks in between meals is the way to go. This increases your metabolic rate while regulating your blood sugar levels to help you stay energized all throughout the day.