Abdominal obesity, colloquially known as belly fat and often referred to as love handle, baby fat, middle-age spread, beer belly, spare tire, among others should be a concern to everyone. Without limiting the concern to the aesthetics of having a flat belly one should be mindful of the fact that belly fat is associated with a statistically higher risk of heart disease, hypertension, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Given this fact, here are five ways to get rid of belly fat:
Vigorous physical workout burns calories quickly and just half an hour of aerobic exercise at least four times a week is perfect in decreasing belly fat.
2. Watch your diet
Choose proteins wisely by eating products such as fish, lean beef, skinless chicken, low-fat dairy products. In addition, include high-fiber products; for example fruits, whole grains, cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds, and vegetables.
3. Fasting and prayer
Abstain from food for a period of time and pray. By taking time out from a busy schedule to meditate and reflect on life, you will reduce stress and make that spiritual connection which we all need
4. Drink water
Water helps get rid of toxins and waste accumulated over time, so drink lots of water for a cleaner gut.
5. Watch your calories intake
Consume less calories. Avoid refined carbohydrates such as soda beverages, white flour, white rice, white bread and other processed foods. ∅