RC Fitness in Houston, TX, one of the top priorities of many clients is to get rid of belly fat. You have to first educate yourself on what causes belly fat, since preventing it is part of the struggle. First, your diet is a huge contributor to belly fat—visceral fat. Sugar and sugary foods are high on the list of promoting fat around the mid section. Whether you drink it or eat it, if it effects on your body. In fact, high-fructose corn syrup is one of the leading causes—and it’s in everything, since it’s cheap. Several studies show that high-fructose corn syrup reduced metabolic rate, decreased insulin sensitivity and increased belly fat.
Inactivity can pack on the pounds around your mid-section.
If your biggest output of energy is getting up to get a snack, you’re a prime candidate for belly fat. A more sedentary lifestyle is probably the cause of an increase rate of obesity, including fat collecting around your middle. One study showed that people who were more sedentary, based on the number of hours watching TV, had increased belly fat. People watching more than three hours a day, were at twice the risk to have severe belly fat. The solution is a well rounded-exercise program with focus on both aerobic and resistance exercises plus a weight loss plan.
Stress is can kill you and your plans for a gorgeous figure.
If you’re suffering from belly fat, you might need to learn deep breathing techniques, meditation or spend an hour a day burning off the hormones of stress in the gym. Stress is a known contributor to belly fat. Stress causes your body to create cortisol, which is linked to belly fat. It can cause weight gain, too. If you have a higher waist-to-hip ratio, stress and its hormone, cortisol might be the problem. Solve the problem with stress reduction techniques and exercise.
Low fiber and protein diets can lead to belly fat.
Fiber and protein both should be part of your diet. Both make you feel full faster and longer, so you eat less. Fiber helps slow or reduce the absorption of calories and stabilize blood sugar levels. Studies show that increasing fiber in the diet could help reduce abdominal fat. A low protein diet increases the hormone neuropeptide — NPY, which increases hunger and belly fat.
- Don’t think that switching to diet drinks will help you lose belly fat. New studies show that diet drinks actually increased belly fat. Fruit juice is high in sugar and promotes belly fat. The best substitute for soft drinks is still water.
- Steer clear of trans fats. Trans fats can create an inflammatory response and that increases insulin resistance. It also increases the amount of belly fat you have.
- Steer clear of alcohol. It can slow the fat burning process and use extra calories to store as fat on your belly. Studies show that people who drink less than one drink a day have less belly fat. Consuming more than three drinks a day had an 80% chance of having excess fat on the belly.
- An imbalance of bacteria in the gut, genetics and an imbalance of hormones at menopause can both contribute to belly fat. Exercise helps balance hormones and may help gut bacteria. It can also help minimize the belly fat accumulation from genetics.
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