Does figure hugging tops, T-Shirts and dresses tempt you, but you cannot wear them due to your big tummy? Tummy fat is only due to high calorie diet and inactivity. Many people curse the genes, but this is not always true. Proper exercise can even challenge the genes. No doubt, tummy fat, especially in women is stubborn, but not difficult to burn if you follow the following rules.
7 Rules To Burn Tummy Fat
Stop taking Junk Food
This is the biggest culprit for a big belly. Believe me; if you stop taking junk food, half of your work is done. Junk food has high sugar content and filled up with refined carbs. These types of foods increases blood sugar level in the body which in turn hampers fat loss and increases appetite. Also, junk food is calorie loaded with zero nutrition! So stop taking those tasty sweet cookies, and spicy pizzas. Limit these things to twice a month and that just one or two pieces.
Take low GI Carbs
Things like cookies, white bread, donuts, pizzas, etc should be avoided as these foods have bad or high GI carbs. These are made up of refined flour which is not good for your health as well as your stomach. It hampers digestion and causes many stomach problems leading to fat accumulation in that area.
Instead, you should take good carbs that are available from vegetables and fruits. So increase the intake of pulses, fruits, vegetables, oats, dry fruits (just handful once a day), etc. It is recommended that you prepare your breads, cookies, cakes at home using whole wheat flour with less sugar. Still you should take these things in limit. It is not possible for your body to metabolise too much carbohydrates at once and as a result it stores the food in the form of fat.
Take Last Meal two Hours before Sleeping
Yes, it helps drastically in loosing tummy fat. You should take the last meal of your day two hours before sleeping as this much time is taken by your body to digest food. When you eat late and go straight to bed, your body sugar level rises, but at that time the activity level is zero. This leads to the conversion of high sugars into stomach fat. This does not mean that you should start snacking. No, late night snacking is not good at all.
Contribution of Alcohol to Big Tummy
Alcohol contains no nutrients like junk food, only calories, and that is why it is not used by the body and stored in the form of fat in the tummy. You should reduce the intake of alcohol just once a month and that also in moderation. Alcohol also dehydrates the body so it is recommended that you take a glass of water after every peg.
No, you Cannot Avoid Exercise
Nobody will ever say that one can reduce tummy fat without exercise except for those who are trying to market their products like weight loss tablets and creams. All these fake products are in the market just to make money.
Crunches and other tummy fat burning exercises are very important as these are fast fat burners. You cannot get toned and flat belly without exercise. Do stomach exercises every alternate day and for the rest of the days do cardio exercises. This is because your stomach needs rest after a hectic exercise.
If you do not like running on a treadmill or walking or jogging in a joggers park then you can also go for your favourite outdoor game, swimming, aerobics, or any other fun exercise that can make you sweat like crazy. Swimming is the only exercise that can help lose weight without sweating.
Stress is one of the biggest culprits for increasing belly fat. When you are under high stress, there is an increase in steroid hormone, named cortisol, in your body which in turn responsible for breaking down of lean body muscle and storing fat in the belly. Also, people with high stress levels eat more.
Try to reduce your stress by taking proper sleep, exercising and doing other activities that makes you happy. Things which you can do to reduce stress are running, cooking, playing with your children, playing with pets, gardening, painting, long walks, etc. Indulging in your hobby is the best way to relax your mind.
Good fats for Burning Bad Fats
Good fats like omega 3’s helps in burning bad body fat. But you need to take it in limitation as excess of everything is bad. Good fats are in flaxseeds, walnuts, avocados, almonds, cauliflower, spinach, etc. These foods are rich in nutrients and keeps you satisfied for two to three hours.At last I would say, dedication and hard work can do anything in this world and can even challenge your genes.