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Having belly fat and abdominals is not much use, you have to run and spend to lose the fat that is stored, and avoid eating or drinking certain things to banish from the list of your food.
Why People Become Overweight?
While most people generally accept that the balance of calories in vs. calories out controls one’s weight, the fact remains that certain people seem to gain weight more readily than others.
Do you know someone who can eat and eat and yet never seems to gain an ounce of extra weight? Or maybe you know others who remain overweight no matter how many diets and restrictions they impose on themselves. Why is this? As it turns out, there are a number of factors at play—these include a person’s genes and physiology, their lifestyle choices, and the environment.
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A person’s genes affect becoming overweight in several ways. Appetite level, rate of metabolism, how one’s body fat is stored, and degrees of satiety are all heavily influenced by genetics. Our genetic blueprint controls how our emotions are regulated, and whether or not food is used as a coping mechanism.
While data varies on just how much weight is controlled by genes, heredity seems to especially play a role for people that have been overweight most of their life, those that come from predominantly overweight families, and those who have trouble losing weight.
If genes determine why some people more easily gain weight (and stay overweight), the choices we make comprise an even larger force on how people become overweight. Often referred to as ‘modifiable factors’ because they are well under our control, lifestyle choices—like the foods we eat and the amount of physical activity we do—are based on a series on habits we form early on.
Not to mention, culture today promotes obesity; fast food, sedentary activities, and a lack of consistent exercise all play a role in how easily people become overweight.
Similar to our lifestyle choices, the role that our environment plays in weight gain has the potential to be modified. One of the biggest contributors to being overweight is a person’s stress level.
Between demanding jobs, family responsibilities, and a never-ending news cycle at our fingertips, the level of stress that many people live with is far greater than what is considered healthy. Trying to remain productive allows food, exercise, and even sleep to be prioritized well below keeping up with a busy schedule. Not to mention, many people cope with stress by eating.
While no two people become overweight for the same reasons, everybody benefits from maintaining a healthy weight. Seeking guidance from medical professionals is a good place to start when it comes to controlling your own weight.
What not to eat to have a flat stomach
- Soft drinks (even lights, there is aspartame, and some researchers think it’s dangerous for our health);
- The spreads (there is a lot of oil and sugar, it is very good, and it will stay warm and long in your abdomen if you do not go away);
- Butter (do not eat too much and favor light cream, for pasta for example or sauces);
- Nibbling: Eat well in the morning and noon, a little less in the evening, you do not really burn calories while sleeping and after 6 pm, avoid sugar (desserts, fruits, and others …);
- Sauces like mayonnaise, ketchup … to consume with moderation, yes because it is fat and nothing but fat, which does not bring anything to your food balance.
Recommended foods to lose fat
- Green vegetables (raw or sauteed, no or few sauces, no butter either);
- Fish ;
- Fruits and more particularly citrus fruits;
- Dry fruits (a source of protein for your body, but do not overuse doses).
Sport: essential to losing fat
In order to have a flat stomach, it is actually advisable to have a balanced diet, healthy and rich in fiber (since it promotes transit and avoids bloating and feeling of a swollen belly), but unfortunately, it does not enough.
Indeed, the flat stomach is also sports exercises targeted on the abdominals. The exercises should work all the abdominal muscles so that they are well drawn and you find a dream silhouette.
You can do crunches, exercise board (or sheathing), Russian abs, scissors, etc.
Attention, the exercises for oblique abdominals are very important because it is thanks to them that your abs will be more drawn.
Moreover, once you have done your workout, it is important to have a sufficient intake of vitamins and minerals.
Think for example to take a snack before going to sport, to hydrate yourself (before, during and after) and after your session, make a meal rich in protein (animal or vegetable).
Indeed, the proteins favor the recovery and will allow you to avoid the big body aches the following day. Sports and food are therefore essential for a flat stomach. Here are the tips of the day, do not forget to treat yourself to healthy breakfasts from time to time!
If you have any advice on the diet that you have adopted, do not hesitate to leave a comment.