It comes like a thief in the night … it comes slowly, subtly, but surely. And then Whala! The moment you finally notice you have it, it’s normally too late, unless of course if you have the money for a liposuction and a procedure called nip and tuck! They’re there and they’re making your life super hard. You can’t wear your jeans without jumping up and down just to zip the zipper! You can’t tuck in your shirts anymore, and worst, you have to wear extra large shirts to cover the bulges – or tires – just below your waist.
How Belly Fat Starts
Two reasons: first is the type and quantity of food you eat and second is your lifestyle.
Belly fat develops when the food you eat is laden with too much sugar! Too much calories in the diet is one of the main reasons why belly fat develops. And it is not just the calories – the source of the calories in your diet also has a lot to do with why you have belly fat. Calories from carbohydrates and the quantity of carbohydrates consumed as well as the source of carbohydrates also matters a lot.
Do you drink alcoholic beverages? If your answer is yes, and if you drink beer in particular, do not be surprised if one day you will develop belly fat. How about carbonated beverages such as soft drinks? These types of drink contain too much sugar, and sugar means calories, and calories, unfortunately means obesity!
How’s your lifestyle? Where do you work and what do you do on your free time? Health experts are saying that people who spend most of their time seated on chairs are more prone to grow belly fat. This includes office employees who work on desks eight hours a day. The widespread use of computer chairs with rollers has also worsened the situation. Now more than ever, people just push around their chairs to get something from somewhere near. People no longer stand up and walk in order to get something. Cars are parked closest to the building entrance and exit to avoid walking; elevators and escalators are preferred over stairs, and even if the destination is very close by, people ride cars to get there. People who watch too much TV make use of remote controls just so they don’t have to sit up and go change channels. These practices and more are in reality killing people slowly but surely.
How to Effectively Get Rid of the Belly Fat
A lot has been said and written about exercises to burn belly fat. Now here’s the truth: health experts suggest that no matter how often and how strenuous the exercises are, like for example crunches, it will not remove the belly fat. There are, however, two very simple ways proven to be effective in controlling the development of belly fat as well as eliminating belly fat in the long haul. These two which will be given below, should be done simultaneously with regular exercise such as walking, jogging, and/or aerobic exercises.
First in the list is EAT RIGHT. How? Begin by replacing bad carbohydrates with good carbohydrates. Beans and whole grains are good carbs, so load up on them and avoid bad carbs such as refined grains.
Second, BE MORE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE! Stand up, stretch your legs and belly muscles, reach out, walk around, climb stairs, and move, move, move! If you’re in the grocery store, walk up and down the aisle a few times more than the usual. Carry your grocery bags when you climb the stairs.
These are just simple things that you can do to put those belly fats on hold!