Lots of us, especially women, are becoming more and more conscious when it comes to body weight and shape. But the question is, do we really have to worry too much about our weight and shape?
A person with a hefty weight can either be because of having too much fat in the body or simply because they are big, tall, and packed with muscles (e.g., The Mountain, Game of Thrones). Then here comes the minimal belly fat. It doesn’t cause us to weigh too much, but it just seems too uncomfortable for us to ignore and it would even make us lose our confidence.
Hearing the words “muffin top” might sound like it refers to something delicious but that’s the term for the fat that rolls just above your hips when you wear tight jeans. It may seem flattering, but I assure that it doesn’t look like it. If you are concerned about your growing belly fat or if you already have a grown one, here are some of the things that you can do in order to reduce that tummy fat- quickly!
The best thing about being relaxed and calm about whatever situation you might be worried about is that it does not simply bring you benefits when it comes to your mental health but it also affects the body. There are recent studies that show how the level of your stress can influence the rate of your weight gain. When your adrenal glands are triggered, it produces a hormone known as “cortisol,” in other words, the stress hormone.
When this hormone increases, your appetite will also increase and furthermore, adds the stored fat around your belly. If you are aware that you stressed or you think you are not, try to engage yourself in fun and exciting activities. I would even suggest that you do Zumba dance classes as it’s a great way of hyping up your energy, burning fat, and enjoying the dance steps at the same time.
2. Watch What You Eat
Food is great. No matter how much we deny it, it’s just challenging to say no to food. Even just by thinking of food it could already make you hungry as your appetite increases and so does your craving. The only problem is that not everything we can eat is healthy. Sometimes, the tastiest and the most delicious ones are what causes our body so much trouble. Take sugar for example. This is what keeps your dessert sweet and your favorite soda tastier. However, it may taste sweet, but the results of taking in too much of it are bitter beyond what you can think of.
Sugar is made of glucose and fructose. The fructose part is what makes things tricky because it can only be metabolized by the liver. When a person starts overeating food or drinking anything with lots of sugar, the fructose overloads the liver, and then it turns into fat. This would then cause an increase in your tummy fat. Aside from the ugly cosmetic changes in the body, this could also link to some of the most chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver, and obesity.
Another addition to the list of things that you have to consume less is carbohydrates. There are lots of research studies that serves as a proof of how carbs can affect our weight. A low carb diet can significantly decrease a person’s water weight in which you can instantly see the result. You don’t have to eliminate it in your diet but even just by avoiding refined carbs such as pasta and white bread would already make such difference. The benefits of doing this are not just good for physical looks but also in health as it also improves the condition of those who are suffering from type 2 diabetes and PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome.
All of these won’t be as effective without exercise. We’re not going to suggest that you should do hundreds of crunches a day because it won’t do you any good to reduce that belly fat. Instead, check out the PT rates at Trophy Fitness to get cardio exercise recommendations. Doing cardio and aerobic exercise will certainly decrease the fat in your abdominal cavity, and it also keeps you healthy. Of course, you have to maintain it and keep it as a part of your lifestyle in order to make sure that you won’t gain that tummy fat, you won’t see any muffin top, and you live a healthy way of life.