Stomach fat is an insecurity for many people, and the question we hear over and over is how is it possible to get rid of it?
We have the ultimate tips to follow to get rid of that unwanted fat stored in the body, looking into the fats that build up around the midriff area and evidently helping to lead a healthier lifestyle overall.
Tip 1 - Eat a high protein diet
Protein is an extremely important nutrient for weight management. Foods high in protein help to decrease appetite and promote fullness. So it is essential to include a good source of protein into diets. Great protein sources include meat, fish, eggs and dairy.
Tip 2 - Eat plenty of soluble fibre
Soluble fibre allows the body to absorb water and form a gel that helps to slow down food as it passes through your digestive system. Excellent sources of fibre include flax seeds, brussel sprouts, avocados and blackberries. The recommended fibre intake is between 25-30g daily, however most people struggle to get this through whole foods. One of our top selling products is the Oat Apple Fibre which provides the extra fibre the body needs to digest saturated fats easily. Check out Dannielle Armstrong's explaining how the Oat Apple Fibre benefits your digestion and weight loss.
Tip 3 - Reduce stress levels
Stress can cause an increase in weight gain as it triggers the adrenal glands to produce cortisol - which is also known as the stress hormone. To help reduce stomach fat, engage in activities which calm and relax the body. Some highly recommended forms of exercise are meditation or long walks in the fresh air, being in and around nature can be naturally calming.
Tip 4 - Eat less sugary food
This one may seem like an obvious one, but not to everyone. Sugar contains fructose which causes an increase in abdominal fat. It is important to substitute these fructose ingredients with natural sugars such as fruit. By opting for fruit instead the body will benefit health wise all whilst getting that sugar fix some people need. Sugars can be one of the most impactful ingredients that add to the lower belly pouch that some people struggle to shift. Along with the right nutrients, a lower sugar intake and lower belly targeting exercises, this is something that can be improved.
Tip 5 - Reduce your carb intake
Reducing your carb intake is very beneficial for losing fat, including abdominal fat. Consider reducing your intake of white carbs by replacing these refined carbs in your diet, with healthier carb sources such as whole grains, legumes, or vegetables.
Tip 6 - Exercise
Exercise is an effective way to improve your health and burn fat! For example cardio, this is one of the most effective forms of exercise for reducing belly fat. We probably don’t have to tell you this but yes, regular exercise in the form of cardio is great for targeting that build up of stomach fat.
Tip 7 - Replace your cooking oils with coconut
Coconut is one of the healthiest fats you can eat. It also contains medium-chain fats, which means it helps to boost metabolism and decrease the amount of fat you store.
Tip 8 - Get plenty of sleep
Sleep is important for many aspects of health, including weight.
So ensure to sleep for at least 7 hours per night to manage your weight.
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Follow these 8 tips and lead a healthier lifestyle whilst targeting stomach fat once and for all!