A healthful diet and active lifestyle can help people lose excess belly fat.
There are many reasons why people gain tummy fat; that includes poor diet, stress and so on. Healthful diet helps in gaining a flat tummy.
Getting a flat tummy doesn’t depend solely on exercise – a flat tummy goes far beyond the gym. In fact, eating healthy and practicing good lifestyle habits might have more effect on your tummy.
If you dream about having a flat stomach, this article is just what you need.
Avoid late Night Food
Your body slows down when you sleep, which will prevent your body from digesting the food in your stomach properly.
You are also much less active at night, which means that your body is more likely to store the calories you consume late at night as fat, rather than burning them as energy.
Reduce the intake of Alcohol
You should avoid or reduce the intake of alcohol. Alcohol, particularly wine and beer, is full of calories. And this can cause tummy fat.
Alcohol consumption also releases estrogen into the system, which is undesirable, as excess estrogen causes the body to retain weight.
The best way to reduce belly fat is to lose excess weight. Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. And also take less sugary snacks and high-calorie beverages that provide no nutrition, such as soda. Stop eating processed food.
Drink plenty of Water
You should replace all your regular beverages with water, especially soda and sugary drinks which are full of calories.
Drinking lots of water will help to flush toxins out of your system and keep your bowels moving, both of which are essential for a flat stomach.
Eat more slowly.
Rather than scarfing down meals, make a point of chewing each bite several times before swallowing. This helps to avoid indigestion.
Chewing food thoroughly slows down your eating pace and reduces the number of calories you take in, which can lead to weight loss.
Treat irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is the most common gastrointestinal disorder,
Keep off high sodium foods Sodium makes your body hold in a lot of water. This can result to bloating.
To avoid this, replace high sodium foods such as table salt with healthier options like sea salt.
Go for a Walk
Try to go for a five-minute walk after your meal, as moving aids digestion and relieves bloating. Another tactic to beat bloating is to sip herbal tea containing fennel, as the leaves and seeds stimulate digestion.
And finally, for new mother, you can also use post-pregnancy belt. That’s if you are okay with it. A post-pregnancy belt is a wrap that can be used to tie your belly.
A post-pregnancy belt will help in tightening up loose muscles and push the organs back to position.
This tradition is been practice across cultures around the world.
Note, it may take some time and effort, but will all be worth it in the end if done properly.
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