Belly fat can be persistent and hard to eliminate in the long term. While fad diets may offer a temporary reprieve, it’s tough to stick to them. Your best choice is to make the right lifestyle choices that will keep your weight lower and your smile brighter.
Here are some tips to help.
Eat for Sustained Energy
Low-GI foods and whole grains keep you fuller for longer, cutting down on your urge to snack. They also break down slowly, giving you sustained energy throughout the day. The fiber content can also help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Plenty of Vegetables
It’s no grand secret that a consistent daily intake of veggies can do your body the world of good. Green vegetables, including leafy greens like spinach, rocket, and kale provide a great source of fiber and vitamins, without the calories. Seaweed is also rich in protein and Vitamin B12. Regular plant intake is also a great source of antioxidants. In short, eat your greens!
It may be difficult in the depths of winter or right after work, but daily exercise is crucial to burning fat and keeping disease at bay. To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you’re taking in. Cardio and strength-based exercise are the two best ways to do so. A quick jog or a few sit-ups are a great place to start and build from.
Get Enough Rest
Sleep is vital for the body to rest and repair. If you don’t get enough sleep, you increase your risk of obesity. You should be getting at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep a night if you can.
Cut Down on Alcohol
It’s nice to unwind with a drink every now and then, but regular consumption of alcohol will greatly increase your calorie intake, particularly beer. What’s more, processing alcohol hinders your body’s ability to process fat. Drink in moderation.