We all want to know - how to lose belly fat. Belly fat is actually the most dangerous type of fat – besides aesthetics, large waist lines are indicators of –disease-disease-disease.
Losing the belly fat takes more than just crunches! Midsection weight gain happens when our cortisol levels spike. Stress is usually the #1 culprit, complimented with a bad diet. Studies show that the stress caused BY dieting can increase cortisol levels, making no change in belly fat even with calorie restriction!! EEEK! So how do you shape up?
1. Start with BeautyTek to rid your body of all the built-up toxins and fat cells.
Our holistic treatments help break up fat cells naturally so you can immediately lose inches! Then, start giving your body the TLC it deserves starting with these tips:
Getting 8 hours of sleep a night is one of the best things you can do for your body shaping goals. Losing sleep can alter your hormone production, which affects your cortisol levels that can be a prime reasons for belly fat!
3. Short bursts of exercises
1000 crunches a night may get you strong abdominal muscles, but with a full layer of fat on top, you will not get the results you really want. Instead of all those crunches, do exercises that engage multiple muscle groups and work your cardiovascular system. Try planking, where you hold yourself in a push-up position, resting your forearms on the ground. Try 3 or 4 sets of holding for 30 seconds each. Getting up and moving throughout the day by going for walks will also help.
4. Sugar is your Enemy
Fighting belly fat also means incorporating a healthy diet. Reduce calories by filling yourself up with protein, vegetables, and fruits. A cool trick is a sprinkle of cinnamon in your morning coffee or oatmeal- the spice has been shown to help stabilize blood sugar, and slow the rate at which food exits the stomach, which helps you feel fuller longer!
5. Vitamin C
When you’re under extreme stress, you secret more cortisol hormone. Vitamin C helps balance the cortisol spikes that happen to you under this stress. Besides being a good way to counteract a cold, Vitamin C is also essential for making carnitine, a compound used by the body to turn fat into fuel, making this vitamin your fat burning friend.
If you’re going through an emotional crisis, stress from work, or a bad eating splurge, increase your vitamin C – it’ll help counteract the negative side effects. Try bell peppers, kale or kiwi fruits. These have even more Vitamin C than the famous Orange!
6. Eat Fat
It takes fat to burn fat. Like mentioned above, it’s sugar that gets you fat, not fat. Good fats include foods rich in Omega 3′s, like salmon, avocados & walnuts. These foods are full of nutrients that help keep you satiated throughout the day.