In a world where every other person judges you by the way you look and present yourself, and in a world where everybody wants to stay confident by looking good and staying fit, I’m sure you’re in no way an exception. Staying fit and looking fit is something that we start desiring right since we start to understand how things work around us and around the world.
In this article here, we are going to discuss a few myths about, and a few ways of losing those few extra pounds around your belly.
To go with the myths first, discussed below are a few:
7 Tips To Lose Lower Abdominal Fat
If you’re under an impression that spot-reduction, or ab-crunches are going to help you get a slim abdomen, or to lose that fat around it, you are definitely misguided.Ab-crunches do shape up your abdominal muscles, but they do not help burn all that fat around your belly. If the fat keeps covering all those muscles, your ab-crunches are not going to give you any results.
If you are among the ones who think that staying hungry is going to make your body use up the fat around your belly for the energy, let me inform you that this is not going to happen. Skipping meals makes your body burn the muscles rather than the fat, which in turn only makes you lean, with a pot belly- and you end up looking even worse than you looked before!
The topmost myths being discussed already let us move on to what you SHOULD do, to get those slim, shapely, sexy abs.
In the myth section, where we asked you not to go for ab-crunches, what we suggest instead are a few cardio exercises, which help burn the fat.A few examples are jogging, swimming, walking, cycling, yoga etc. All these, when coupled with a few high-activity sports, like cricket, basketball etc result in conditioning your heart and burning the fat.
We are not asking you to starve yourself. What we are asking instead, is to eat healthy. Avoid junk food and carbohydrates, and include proteins, green vegetables and fibrous fruits in your diet. Proteins are tough to break down, as compared to carbohydrates, and thus your body burns more calories while breaking down proteins, thus burning the fat.
Say NO to Alcohol
If you wish to lose the tough fat around your tummy, what you should never resort to, is drinking. Alcohol increases cholesterol in your body, thus resulting in fat.
In case it is gravely unavoidable to drink, at least keep yourself away from sweet alcohols and beer.Alcohol also restricts your body from building muscles, as the liver has to overwork and use the energy to clean up the toxins you give it by boozing.
Drink lots of Water
This tip is the key to a healthy body. No matter you have issues with fat, your skin, urinary infection or any other problem- if you start drinking lots and lots of water, you’re going to do away with most of your health issues. Water, in case of losing weight, helps all the fat-burning foods to work on your body.
No magic happens in a day. For losing the toughest of body fats- the belly fat, what you need to do is to stay focused and motivated. If you start losing out your patience and confidence, you might never succeed in your endeavour. What you need to realize is that fat burning is a slow process and needs time for visible results.Keep yourself motivated by clicking and comparing photos every 2 weeks, especially of your body from the side, measuring your waist every 2 weeks or so, etc.