Oh, is it that time of the year again. Do you still not wear a bikini because you can’t hide your stomach? You wear only one-piece suit? Maybe it’s time to lose the extra fat especially in the area of the belly.
Fat around the stomach is harmful for health. It is one of the most dangerous types of body fat. Fat around the waist is an indication of disease, and to get rid of it it takes more than a few abdominal exercises in the morning.
Obesity around the waist is a sign that the level of cortisol (stress hormone) is too high and that create dangerous inflammation in the body.
A few simple habits can reduce this problem.
You can practice all day, but you can’t see muscles if they are buried under layers of fat. To achieve a truly flat stomach within a workout designed to develop your abs you will need cardiovascular exercises. Try jumping rope, running on a track and spreading your arms and legs, which will perform 30 seconds to a minute between each set. So you will melt down the fat and build strong muscles.
DO NOT SKIP MEALS
Skipping meals allows to create abdominal fat. Therefore, the growing body of cortisol levels increases fat storage, especially in the abdomen. Consuming small meals throughout the day may reduce the desire for food and to prevent the accumulation of fat.
STAY AWAY FROM THE SWEET
Sugar is a mortal enemy of a flat stomach. Sugar causes unnecessary jump and drop in blood sugar levels, and any excess is stored as fat. If you want dessert, always keep on hand fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
GREATER AMOUNTS OF VITAMIN C
You can find large quantity of vitamin C in citrus, broccoli, peppers and kale. Is important because it can help maintain normal levels of cortisol. Plus is indispensable for the production of carnitine, which the body uses for converting fat into energy.
INCREASE YOUR INTAKE OF HEALTHY FATS
Healthy fats such as avocados, nuts and olive oil can prolong the feeling of fullness. They will speed up your metabolism due to the high doses of omega 3 – fatty acids.
Studies prove that too little sleep or poor quality sleep leads to weight gain, craving for fast food, increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. More sleep is a simple way to maintain health.
Cortisol is a stress hormone. When you are under stress, cortisol levels rise. In cases of chronic stress, cortisol levels can lead to extreme or affect the adrenal gland and the entire metabolism. This can lead to weight gain or inability to lose weight, decreased immunity and creating inflammation.
Every day – even just five minutes, you should find time to relax. If despite exercise and a healthy diet you feel tired, you are not in the mood or you don’t sleep perhaps you are suffering from hormone imbalance that results from chronic stress. In that case you need to change many bad habits therefore start immediately.