|By Jeremiah Ajayi|
It’s that time of the year again.
You guessed right – SUMMER!
Summer is almost everyone’s favourite time of the year because of the cool and sunny atmosphere it brings. Doesn’t it feel nice to wear clothes that show a peek of that wonderfully made body of yours? Isn’t it great to finally go to the beach and show off your summer body? This should be the normal experience for everyone, yet, there is high likelihood that you are one of those people that might not be feeling particularly optimistic about this year’s summer.
HITS BLUNT: YOUR FAT BELLY IS STOPPING YOU FROM HAVING A PERFECT SUMMER BODY.
I get that frustrating feeling that comes from having belly fat. I mean, belly fat is one nuisance that makes your dress tight. Especially if you are a lady, there is still embarrassment having belly fat usually cost you. You are perfectly set for that night date out with that handsome guy you met on Tinder. Mentally, you have slayed in this red body-hugged gown. “I’m going to get him drooling with this hot body. My hips will definitely kill him.” Alas, you wear the dress and disappointment hits you on the face like the Thor’s hammer. Your fat belly is bulging out in the gown, and you are looking like a woman that has birthed five kids. Guys are not left out from the embarrassment caused by excess belly fat. Imagine your crush curving you just because you don’t have a sexy stomach? Tragic right?
I’m sorry if you feel this way. Trust me, you should not feel too bad about your situation because there are several million people out there suffering from belly fat. Yeah, the menace has eaten so deep into our society. This explains why dangerous drugs, unideal tips and waist trainers are currently in vogue. Everyone wants fast result (well, considering our generation, let’s say I’m not so surprised).
Well, if you’ve visited this post with the aim of reading ways in which you will have a flat tummy in five days, or whatever lies those hungry bloggers sell out to you, friend, I think this is the best time to go back. In the next few lines of this post, I am going to be giving simple and effective tips to losing belly fat which are backed up by science.
What are these tips that will boost your belly fat burn journey?
CUT DOWN YOUR INTAKE OF SUGARY FOODS.
Yes, I’m talking to you, don’t look away from the screen of your phone. You don’t need any waist trainer that might later implicate your health to lose belly fat. Sometimes, we are the creators of our problems. When next you want to buy that soft drink, soda, white bread, shawarma, pizza or KFC bucket, think about your fat embarrassing stomach! Observational studies in science shows that there is direct relationship between high sugar intake and abdominal fat. Limit your sugary food intake if you truly want that summer body.
GET PLENTY OF RESTFUL SLEEP.
In a world where most of our lives is synonymous with stress, it is not surprising to discover that lack of sleep is one of the reasons why most of you probably have belly fat. A 16-year old study shows that 68,000 women found out that those who sleep less than five hours were significantly likely to gain weight than those who slept seven hours or more per night. If you intend to effectively lose your belly fat, getting high-quality sleep should be one of your main priorities.
DRINK GREEN TEA.
While this advice may sound cliché (it is used by almost all weight loss advisers), green tea is one exceptional healthy beverage that is pivotal if you actually want to lose belly fat without any future side effect. It contains caffeine and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), two ingredients that are highly effective for high metabolism.
EAT HIGH PROTEIN
Protein is a vital nutrient needed for weight control. Hence, if you are trying to shed some extra pounds around your waist, you should include more of high protein foods such as fish, lean meat and beans in your diet.
REDUCE YOUR ALCOHOL INTAKE!
It’s no secret that alcohol is a leading factor that contributes to excess weight gained around the waist region. If you need to reduce your belly fat, you must therefore consider drinking in moderation or abstaining absolutely from alcoholic consumption.
EAT BELLY FAT BURNING FOOD
An effective way to burn belly fat is to actually eat food that burn belly fat. Example of foods that burn belly fats are: eggs, beans, walnuts, avocados, Coconut, Citrus fruit. Try to incorporate these foods into your daily diet to kick start intense fat burning.
This is the last tip but a very important one. In order to burn belly fat, there is need to shed off some calories too. This is where exercises come in. If signing up for the gym might scare you or frightens the heck out of you, you can perform interval exercises. Interval exercises are small busts of hard core exercises done with low intensity which increases the heart beat often, and increase fat burning in the long run. Examples of such exercises include: taking a walk in the neighbourhood or increasing your energy in your swimming sessions. Here is a lucid explanation: when exercising, for the first 9 minutes, give it 90-100% on minute 10, then, you switch back to normal exercise for the next 9 minutes and back up for one more minute before cooling down and stretching.
There you have it! Obviously, there are no magic steps to losing belly fat. Losing your belly fat to get in shape for that summer body requires commitment and perseverance on your part. These simple steps will surely make your road to having the perfect summer body smoother and easier.
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