5 tricks for a fat-free tummy
Summer is fast approaching, and we'll be putting our figures on show soon, at least at the poolside or on the beach. But what to do about the belly fat that we might have accumulated over the winter? It's the perfect time to get rid of annoying belly fat and get back in shape!
Keep reading to learn about 5 tricks to help you get a fat-free belly before summer arrives.
1. Get enough sleep
Quality sleep is crucial for overall well-being and maintaining healthy body weight. A study carried out in 2018 showed that a lack of sleep activates our hunger hormone. This consequently makes us eat more and be less careful about our food choices. So if you want to lose weight, get more sleep and make sure you get good-quality sleep.
To improve sleep quality, avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol before bed, exercise regularly, and avoid watching television or screen time before going to bed.
2. Stay hydrated!
You probably didn't know that something as simple as drinking water can affect weight loss. By staying hydrated, you will decrease water retention and bloating, both of which are guilty of making your belly look bigger than it really is. Plus, if you have a glass of water before each meal, you'll feel fuller and eat less.
3. Work out for 30 minutes every day
You've probably heard this one before: a 30-minute daily workout can be enough to keep us fit. Getting half an hour of physical activity 5 days a week can significantly help maintain muscle mass, shed body fat and strengthen joints. The exercises don't have to be demanding - consistent physical activity is enough to reap great benefits.
We often mistakenly think that to eliminate abdominal fat, we have to exercise in a way that targets the abdominal muscles, which isn't necessarily true. But there is good news: with regular physical activity, the abdomen area is usually the first place we burn fat!
4. Limit sugar consumption
This is old news by now - in addition to being unhealthy, sugar consumption affects weight gain. When we consume a lot of sugar, the liver gets overburdened with fructose, which forces it to transform the fructose into fat. This fat usually accumulates in the liver and the belly area.
The liquid sugars found in fruit juices and other sugary drinks are the worst offenders. Sugary drinks make us consume more calories, which results in weight gain even if we're not eating more than usual. So to eliminate annoying fat deposits, saying 'NO' to sugary drinks and limiting sweets to special occasions is the way to go.
5. Avoid alcohol
Unfortunately, if you want to eliminate abdominal fat, you have to limit or avoid alcoholic beverages. Why? Excessive alcohol consumption contributes to weight gain, especially in the waist. Indulge in your favourite alcoholic beverage only on special occasions, or limit yourself to once a week.
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