5 Daily Habits To Blast Belly Fat
Did you know that the girth of your mid-section is related to your level of health and well-being? Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults now have central obesity (referred to as “belly fat", and clinically defined as a waistline of more than 35 inches in women and more than 40 inches in men), up from 46 percent in 1999-2000, according to a September 2014 study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The average U.S. waist circumference has also grown to an average 38.8 inches, up more than 1 inch in about a dozen years. It’s more than a fashion crisis; we need to stop the madness.
Belly fat, or visceral fat, is the most dangerous type of fat there is. This deadly fat wraps around the organs deep in your abdomen, spiking your risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome. You can’t see or pinch visceral fat, but it’s often associated with a large waist. Reduce this and you will amp up your health, trim your waist, and drop a few pounds.
The good news is you can start blasting both types of fat today with these 5 Daily habits:
1. Ditch Diet Soda
How bad can your calorie-free Diet Coke habit be for your belly? Belt-bustlingly bad. Diet drinks are loaded with deceptively sweet artificial sweeteners, which, trick the metabolism into thinking sugar is on its way, spike insulin levels, and shift the body from a fat-burning to a fat-storing state. Yuck! Even the best foods get stored as fat when combined with diet soda.
2. Go Walnuts
The absolute worst match for your waistline…Saturated fats. Saturated fats, like the kind you’ll find in baked goods from combining saturated fats with sugar and flour. These guys “turn on” certain genes that increase the storage of fat in the belly. Polyunsaturated fats on the other hand, activate genes that reduce fat storage and improve insulin metabolism. Walnuts are one of the best dietary sources. Sprinkle a handful on your morning oats or salad for belly-busting benefits.
3. Eat Five or Six Meals
Grazing is a better way of keeping you energized and your blood-sugar levels stable. When you feed your body a steady stream of necessary nutrients throughout the day, it helps your body blast fat. If you have trouble fitting in extra eating times at work, prepare food ahead of time so that you always have a healthy snack in hand.
4. Power Every Meal with Protein
While eating anything raises your metabolic rate, protein boosts it the most. Chicken, turkey, beef, eggs, kale, quinoa are just a few of the choices you have for high-rev foods. Protein is also essential to building muscle, and the more muscle you carry, the more efficiently your body will blast fat.
Muscle burns calories even at rest. Fat, on the other hand, just sits there. So the last thing you want from your weight-loss program is loss of muscle tissue. You can minimize this loss by getting enough protein delivered throughout each day.
5. Drink Up
Your body cannot efficiently change carbs into energy without ample water. Not only will your workout sessions suffer, but insufficient liquids in your body will force your body to break down muscle instead of fat.
Don’t wait until you’re thirsty-thirst signals the first stage of dehydration, which means you’re already too late. If plain water bores you, add fruit. Try to get at least 8 cups of water per day, 10 cups or more if you exercise.
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