Every one of us would like to get rid of those tiers called as ‘belly fat’. These days having a flat belly is latest craze among many women. Researchers have shown that extra weight around the midsection or belly fat has significant role associated with inflammation, cardiovascular disease, diabetes etc.
Whereas, many of us must have heard it several times that that best way to lose belly fat is to eat right and regular exercise. Interestingly, belly fat is the first fat which your body tends to lose when you start losing weight. The reason is that this fat is more metabolically active and easy to lose than subcutaneous fat under the skin.
Eating diet rich in whole grains while reducing refined carbohydrates alters the glucose and insulin reaction and makes it easier to organize fat stores. Refined food such as white bread activates a series of events like increase in sugar level in blood, followed by insulin response leading to quickly deposition of fat. Over and above, whole grain rich diet helps in improving insulin sensitivity. Thus helping your body metabolism to utilize blood glucose effectively and reducing fat deposition.
Another important belly fat reduction diet constituent is ‘monosaturated fatty acids (MUFAS)’. They are found in avocados, nuts, seeds, olives, soybeans, chocolate, and canola oils are preferred across the world for their proven health benefits specially decreasing the risk of heart disease. But they are not magic foods, since they have twice the calories per gram from carbohydrates and proteins.
Well hundreds of crunches won’t flatten your belly as your abdominal muscles are not covered with excess and stubborn fats. It is essential to remember that belly fat is stored form of energy and to remove it you need to burn more energy (calories) than you consume.
Thus, if you strengthen abdominal muscles through exercise, it may look trimmer and tighter. You may opt for any form of exercise such as aerobics, yoga, gym routine, tai-chi or simple brisk walking. The people doing more of high intensity aerobic exercise tend to have leaner around the abdomen area.
To conclude, regular exercise and opting for healthier eating options are best way to deal with belly fat but it is important to remember that there is no fast fixes.