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10 effective tips to reduce stomach fat

Posted By : Vincent Ashitey

Being healthy is the foremost thing that is being hailed by a lot of people. Making sure that your body is getting adequate nutrients and vitamins.

Belly fat is more than an inconvenience at times it can be a little intimidating. However, it is seriously harmful to your health and body.

This type of fat is referred to as visceral fat which is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other conditions. Many of the health facilities use BMI- Body Mass Index to classify weight and predict the risk of metabolic disease.

Being healthy is the foremost thing that is being hailed by a lot of people. Making sure that your body is getting adequate nutrients and vitamins. Belly fat is more than an inconvenience at times it can be a little intimidating. However, it is seriously harmful to your health and body.

This type of fat is referred to as visceral fat which is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other conditions. Many of the health facilities use BMI- Body Mass Index to classify weight and predict the risk of metabolic disease.

Though losing this type of fat can be difficult, there are several things you have to reduce while reducing your stomach fat.

10 Tips on How to Reduce Belly or Stomach Fat

1. Eat Soluble Fiber 
Eating soluble fiber absorbs water and forms a gel which helps slow down food as it passes through your digestive system. Studies show that this type of fiber promotes weight loss by helping you feel full, so naturally, you will eat less.

Soluble fibers are

1. Flax seeds

2. Brussels sprouts

3. Avocados

4. Blackberries

5. Legumes

 

2. Avoiding Food Which Has Trans Fat 
Trans fats are created from pumping hydrogen into unsaturated fats, such as soybean oil. They are mostly found in packed food and spreads. To help yourself in reducing belly fat and protect your health, you have to be careful while eating food. Read the labels before you eat any packet food.

3. Don’t Drink Alcohol -Too Much
Alcohol can have health benefits in small amounts but it’s harmful if the intake is too much. Some research suggests that drinking too much alcohol can make your belly bigger and you can get fat.

4. Eat protein 
Protein is an extremely important nutrient that is necessary for weight management. High protein intake helps in releasing fullness, which decreases appetite and promotes fullness.

Protein rich food

1. Egg

2. Beans

3. Whey protein

4. Dairy

5. Meat

6. Fish

 

5. Reducing Stress Levels 
Practicing Yoga can help you reduce stress, it is very important to have a mind and body balance for a healthy life.

6. Cut Down On Your Sugar Intake 
Sugary substances contain fructose which is linked to so many diseases. These include heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and fatty liver disease and more. If you cut down your sugar intake you will achieve your goal easily.

7. Do Cardio 
Aerobic exercise and cardio are very beneficial in losing belly fat and also for making your body healthy.

8. Replace Your Oil With Coconut Oil 
Coconut oil is one of the healthiest fats that you can incorporate into your diet. This oil is beneficial in many ways. It improves your hair quality and other body functions.

9. Avoiding Sugar-Sweetened Beverages 
Avoiding sugar infused drinks is one of the most important and crucial steps towards maintaining your weight.

Soda

Sweet tea

Punch

Alcohol Mixers with sugar

10. Get a Good Sleep 
Sleeping for a good time is very important for weight management. When people don’t get enough sleep they tend to develop obesity and belly fat.

Source: indiatimes

 

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