For those of us who are a little overweight, our belly is one of the things that we hate the most.
While diet and exercise is recommended for weight loss, are there any tips for faster results? Well, yes there are.
Read on to discover a few simple tips that can yield some extraordinary results.
#1: Take a walk before breakfast
There are a few reasons why you should take a walk before breakfast.
For a start research has concluded that being exposed to the morning sunlight could reduce your risk of weight gain as it can stimulate your metabolism.
Also, any calories you burn before breakfast will be burnt from your fat stores as you will be performing the activity while in your ‘fasted’ state, rather than burning the food you have just eaten.
#2: Eat oatmeal for breakfast
Oatmeal contains two types of fibre, one that can fill you up and keep you full. And also insoluble fibre that can feed the healthy bacteria found in your gut.
This will help your body to produce butyrate, which is a fatty acid that can reduce the inflammation that causes your body to store fat.
Insoluble fibre can also reduce your cholesterol levels too, with one study showing a 25% drop in total cholesterol.
#3: Choose red fruit and vegetables over green
If you want to lose weight and your belly then you need to start eating more fruit and vegetables.
Those that are red in colour are the best, but just replacing your junk for these healthy alternatives will make a big difference to your waistline.
Red fruit and vegetables contain higher number of nutrients called flavonoids that can help to reduce the production of fat storing genes.
#4: Eat more eggs
Eggs are a good source of protein so offer numerous benefits. For instance the protein is slow to digest so will keep you feeling fuller for longer, plus as they are digested slowly the energy will be released at a constant rate so you shouldn’t suffer any bouts of lethargy.
Finally, the protein found in eggs can help to maintain and repair your muscles, which will be important when you visit the gym. Your rate of recovery will increase and as your muscle mass increases so will your metabolism.
Just make sure to avoid frying your eggs when you prepare them. Choose boiled or scrambled instead.
#5: Drink more water
There are various reasons why you should be drinking more water.
For one it contains zero calories so is the perfect replacement for your usual high-calorie beverages.
It can also help to flush toxins from your body too, particularly when combined with a citrus fruit such as lemon or grapefruit.
These citrus fruits contain delimonene, which is an antioxidant that helps to stimulate your liver that in turn helps to flush fat and toxins from your body.
#6: Do some HIIT
HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is ideal for those of us who need to exercise but find that we do not have enough spare time to go to the gym regularly.
Instead of spending an hour on a treadmill or elliptical, just spend a few minutes doing HIIT and you will probably burn just as many calories.
Just make sure that you give it your all when you workout, otherwise you are not going to see the benefits.