Common sense tips on how to lose belly fat
If you’re reading this then you’ve probably done some research by now to try and lose some of that unpleasant extra weight around your midsection. Just a heads up – you’re one of many people wishing for that to become reality. The CDC reported that in 2015-2016 about 1/3 of US citizens were obese and that number has increased by 1.1% since 2015. It’s a clearly established fact by now that obesity is steadily becoming an epidemic in some wealthy countries. In 2015-2016 over 82 million citizens worldwide, were reportedly obese and that number only kept rising.
Overweight individuals are much more prone to heavy health-related issues such as cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes and even depression. These health issues reach up to an industry that gains billions of dollars yearly, all because of weight gain which can be controlled in many cases. Not to mention the ego-damaging and social stigmatization that comes with being overweight.
So, let’s begin to discuss simple ways to lose that belly fat. You don’t need to be a specialist to understand that cutting back on calorie consumption is important. Essentially, you must burn more calories than those you take in, so any extra calories don’t lead to fat deposits.
Read the labels on packaged foods
One way to ensure that what’s been previously mentioned happens is to reduce the total amount of calories you ingest. All pre-packaged foods come with a nutritional label which you should always read and take note of the calories, fat in grams and carbohydrates. Don’t roll your eyes when you notice the recommended serving size either!
Limit your alcohol, soft drinks, and foods with lots of sugar
Regarding what you decide to drink, keep in mind that most alcohol – beer most notably, is loaded with empty calories and little to no nutritional value. Should we even mention the other nastier side-effects it can have over your body? Alcohol is the main cause for liver damage and aids the inflammation of the pancreas. Very important to know is that sugar, especially in soft drinks or soda, gives you fatty tissue instead of energy. Same goes for sugar in food.
Try cutting out on carbohydrates and sugar from drinks or food. You should keep in mind that most sugars that you consume do not turn into usable energy, and become fat deposit.
When it comes to weight loss and losing belly fat exercise is always important. It’s an overall lifestyle change that needs mental and emotional resources dedicated to it. You must be committed when trying to become healthier, and having a support system almost never fails.
Implement a daily exercise routine
Exercise daily because building more muscle mass requires fat to be burned. This is why many experts recommend a high-intensity cardiovascular workout such as running on the treadmill, climbing several flights of stairs and circuit training. Cardiovascular training regimens help with speeding up the metabolism, but the fat around the abdomen goes away quicker with strength training.
All in all, the road is long and difficult, but hard work and discipline pay off in the long run. You’ll rapidly start noticing emotional and physical improvements. After all, what’s truly more important than one’s health? Get moving and start losing that tummy fat!