Today's guest author writes about belly fat – a problem many (most?) of us have. Here are some sensible ideas for breaking down the nasty stuff.
How difficult is it for a person to gain belly fat? Pretty simple, isn’t it? However, it takes tremendous hard work and dedication when it comes to reducing belly fat. Firming up your abs isn’t as easy as hitting the gym and doing few exercises every day. Moreover, it’s not even possible for everyone to spend membership fees at the gym every month, just to reduce belly fat. In fact, visiting a gym to reduce belly fat is not even a recommended way to do so as it is believed that as soon as a person stops visiting the gym, fat starts building up in the body.
So, the question that remains is, “how to reduce belly fat?” According to experts, some of the best ways for reducing belly fat come from home remedies. Home remedies can be used at any time and there is no need for huge chunks of time. Here are few home remedies for reducing belly fat:
- Drink lots of water (regular and lukewarm water)
- Balanced diet
- Eat a healthy breakfast
- Breaking large meals into smaller ones
- Regular home exercise
- Walking and running
Let us look at each activity in detail:
1. Drink Lots of Water
As we all know, water is very essential for our body and for our daily routine. Water plays the most important role in digestion and cleansing of fat in our body. A couple of glasses of lukewarm water every day will help in melting body fat and will help in throwing out those extra chunks of fats through a cleansing process. An expert recommendation asks a person to drink at least three liters water in a day.
2. Balanced Diet
A ''balanced diet'' is yet another important aspect of reducing belly fat. But what, exactly, is a balanced diet? A balanced diet is a set of food that gives you all the nutrition in a day that healthy human body needs. A balanced diet contains lots of raw food such as leafy vegetable, fruits and fruit juices. It is also recommended to avoid the use of oil as much as possible.
3. Eat A Healthy Breakfast
“A day can never be started without a breakfast” is a famous quote. “Breakfast” is a combined term made of two words 'break' + 'fast', which means breaking a fast, as a human body fasts during the night. The digestive system works even when a human body is in a sleeping state, but a breakfast gives it a wakeup call and boosts up the food digestion process. However, it is also important to eat a healthy breakfast. Consumption of oily food for breakfast will actually slow down the system with lots of stuff to digest.
4. Breaking Large Meals into Smaller Ones
The number of meals a person eats in a day matters a lotwhen it comes to reducing belly fat. There are many people, who eat a healthy breakfast, but still complain about belly fat. Their biggest issue is that they skip their regular meals. For example, they eat breakfast at 9 in the morning, start their work and take lunch at about 4 in the afternoon. It’s obvious that this is not going to help. Eating small meals at an interval of about two hours will help in keeping the digestion system active during the whole day. This will cleanse out the extra fat from the body and will not allow the fat to build inside the body.
5. Regular Home Exercise
Exercise, exercise, exercise! How many times have you heard this word in your lifetime? It is a well-known fact that regular exercise will help in reducing belly fat. However, that does not mean visiting a gym and doing hard exercise. Even a small set of home-based exercises will immensely help in reducing belly fat. Different sets of yoga and pranayama are the most effective exercises for reducing belly fat. A few pushups and rope skipping will also aid in reducing belly fat.
6. Walking and Running
Have you heard about 100 steps? Since ancient times, people have been asked to walk at least 100 steps after each of their meals to stay healthy and fit. That’s the same thing required to reduce belly fat. Every day, one must take a walk after each meal, if possible. If not, do it at least after heavy meals like lunch and dinner. Along with walking as a regular exercise, running couple of kilometers in the early morning can also help in reducing belly fat. Running will keep the body system fit and will keep the diet system efficient and will reduce belly fat.
To sum up: reducing belly fat is not a difficult job, but it needs a real dedication and control. Hope, this will help you in reducing belly fat.