With the average U.S waist circumference pointing at a dangerous trend for American citizens’ health, there’s a dire need for some significant changes in the average person’s lifestyle. The problem of belly fat is no longer uncommon and distant. The sad news is that belly fat is not as harmless as it seems. There is also visceral fat -the most threatening type of fat. Visceral fat can be deadly –it’s known for wrapping around your organs, increasing your risk to suffer from diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. Visceral fat can neither be seen nor pinched. Large waist and visceral fat often go hand in hand, and working for your health requires you to reduce this fat. But both types of fat can be shed with some ordinary, health-friendly habits.
Have Your Breakfast
Ample evidence is available to suggest that for succeeding in losing weight, you need to start your day right with a good breakfast. To simplify this, recall what happened the last time you skipped your breakfast. It’s most likely that you were so hungry you ended up binge-eating, and your plan of healthy eating went down the drain. An easy way of avoiding mindless munching is to have a nice and healthy breakfast. Talking about mindless eating, start eating mindfully. Give yourself the twenty minutes your brain demands to understand if you’re full. Enjoy your meal without any distractions, and be aware of what and how much you’re eating. Chew properly, and don’t be in a rush. Also, do not underestimate the importance of drinking enough water. When you make healthy changes to your routine, it shows in all chapters of your life.
Say NO to Diet Coke
Just because you think calorie-free Diet Coke is alright for you, it doesn’t become healthy. It’s quite alarming instead if you’re planning to lose belly fat. It is okay sometimes, but if you’re already used to drinking two (or more) diet sodas daily, your waist size will be significantly greater than people who do not drink it. There’s a simple reason behind it –diet drinks are chock-full of artificial sweeteners. They are very sweet, and your metabolism gets confused with it in the system. Since it’s tricked into expecting sugar, the insulin level rises, and your body resorts to a fat-storing state instead of a fat-burning state. This shift can be a significant setback for you. And when you have already challenging goals like reducing the harmful belly fat, every setback counts.