Eat correctly to get rid of tummy fat
How do you get rid of abdominal fat? Exercise is a must, of course, but what you eat also plays a very important role. Make sure to read to the end!
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Where your body stores fat is genetic and you also cannot decide where your body should burn fat, but new studies indicate that there are certain foods that cause the storage of abdominal fat and certain foods that promote burning fat instead. Remember that abdominal fat is not merely subcutaneous fat, it is also the fat stored around your organs and it is therefore considered a health risk to have a large waistline.
The Calcium in Dairy Will Help You Lose Abdominal Fat
Despite what you may have heard, do not eliminate dairy from your diet if you are trying to lose weight. Research has proven that the calcium in dairy will help you to lose fat, especially the fat that accumulates around the waist. When you have a calcium deficiency, your body secretes a hormone that causes the body to store fat. Dairy products also cause you to feel more satisfied for longer so you end up eating less and help you maintain muscle mass. Muscles burn fat and therefore your fat percentage will decrease. A study published in “Obesity Research” showed that the participants who included dairy like yogurt and milk in their diet lost much more body fat than the control group who did not eat dairy, even though both groups consumed the same amount of kilojoules per day.
Drink 4 to 5 Cups Of Green Tea Per Day
Who would have thought that a relaxing activity like drinking tea could help you to lose weight? Why is Green Tea so effective in aiding weight loss?
# 1 Green Tea helps you burn fat. Green Tea contains a type of antioxidant called catechins that aids fat burning. Several studies have shown that people who drink Green Tea every day lose weight faster than those who do not.
# 2 Green Tea lowers your stress levels. You may think stress has nothing to do with weight accumulation, but the two are definitely related. When your stress levels are very high, your body’s production of cortisol increases. Cortisol is a hormone that causes fat storage – especially in the abdominal area. Green Tea helps you calm down.
# 3 Drinking Green Tea is easy to maintain. How difficult is it to make tea? All you have to do is drink it and gain all the health benefits from it. Everyone and anyone can do this.
Olive Oil, Avocados and Nuts Keep You Satisfied
It may not sound correct that you should eat fats in order to get rid of abdominal fat … but the good fats that you find in avocados, olive oil and nuts can reduce your risk of heart disease and help you to decrease your abdominal fat. The unsaturated fat found in these foods is used as fuel during exercise and it encourages fat burning instead of fat storage.
Do Not Eat Sugar
Sugar is half glucose and half fructose and can only be metabolised by the liver. When you eat too much sugar, the liver is overworked and forced to store sugar in the form of fat. Numerous studies have shown that large amounts of fructose can lead to the storage of fat in the abdominal area.
Follow a Healthy Meal Plan
A healthy meal plan is a must for permanent weight loss. On my App there are 2 meal plans (different for each program) from which you can choose, namely the Banting meal plan (Low Carbohydrate High in Fat) and the Low GI Carbohydrate meal plan.
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