7 Simple Ways To Get Rid Of A Pot Belly. With the festive season here you don’t want to be caught up with extra fat around your tummy area. Sadly this is that time of the year when we consume everything. Do not despair though, with the following tips, you can still enjoy the holiday season, while looking after your figure.
Fill your plate with more complex carbs such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean proteins such as fish, poultry, beans, soy and low-fat dairy and healthy fats such as oil and nuts, instead of refined carbs and foods high in trans and saturated fat. Filling your diet with these healthier foods also helps reduce your calorie intake.
Be Careful On How You Prepare Your Food
How you prepare your food is also important when looking for ways to shave calories for weight loss. Instead of frying, bake, broil, roast or steam your food. For example, swapping out a plate of 20 french fries for a small baked potato can save you 45 calories.
Be Careful What You Drink
Your drink choices may also contribute to a growing pot belly. Drinks like soda, sweet tea, fruit juice are a concentrated source of calories. Instead, drink water, club soda, unsweetened tea or coffee or sugar-free drinks.
Check Your Alcohol Intake
Reduce your alcohol intake and you will absolutely reduce your pot belly. People who regularly drink alcohol have bigger bellies than those who don’t. Alcohol also makes you hungry, and your inhibitions melt away, so then you reach for your fourth slice of super supreme pizza.
Sit-ups alone won’t get you the belly you want, but regular aerobic and strength-training exercises might. Aim for 30 minutes to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise most days of the week to help you trim the fat and lose the belly.
Posture is one of the easiest and most natural things to change, that will noticeably reduce your pot belly naturally. Stand up ‘straight’, and you’ll immediately see that your belly looks flatter. Try it and see.
Manage Your Stress
Stress belly is actually a thing. If you reduce stress and manage it better, and your pot belly will start to shrink. When you get stressed, levels of the stress hormone cortisol increase, your body dumps insulin into your blood. This process encourages fat storage and inhibits fat burning.