Having a flat belly is definitely one of the many desirable aspects of anyone having excess belly fat. Ironically, the main cause of the condition is not generally overeating as speculated by most, but more specifically, eating too much of the wrong foods. Here is an outline of 5 diet tips to help reduce belly fat:
There are different forms of fat in the body which include subcutaneous fat, usually found directly under the skin and not very dangerous to your health, and visceral fat-normally present in the belly and around vital organs. According to researchers, one of the best ways of eliminating excess visceral fat is to consume more soluble fibre, which is primarily present in fruits, vegetables, and beans.
So what’s the difference between soluble and insoluble fibre? Well, soluble fibre dissolves in water and helps slow down digestion, while insoluble fibre does not dissolve in water or get digested and so has a laxative effect. By slowing down digestion, soluble fibres slow down the rate at which sugars and fats enter the bloodstream, hence providing a longer lasting energy supply. Low fibre diets cause a sudden increase in blood sugar, and after a short period of time the levels drop sharply causing hunger and an increase in appetite.
Alcohol is a macronutrient that if consumed often promotes the accumulation of belly fat. It interferes with the proper functioning of the liver, hence slumping your metabolism, which in turn results in the increase of fat in the body. What happens is that as the liver processes alcohol, all metabolic functions are temporarily halted as it attempts to get rid of ethanol toxicity in the body brought about by alcohol consumption.This process leads to high cholesterol levels, which is the last thing you want if you’re trying to attain a flat belly.
Trans fats are typically found in highly processed foods and are the worst form of fats to consume. They are generally artificially manufactured and are used because they are cheaper and prolong the shelf life of processed foods. Trans fats have been proven to cause more weight gain as compared to other fats. What’s more, they cause fat in other parts of the body to be transferred to the abdomen.
Artificial sweeteners promote the accumulation of belly fat as they have been clinically proven to stimulate the appetite and promote fat storage. The appetite is evidenced to be heightened by the sweet taste of artificial sweeteners, which affects food craving mechanisms. Refined sugar, on the other hand, increases levels in the blood, which promotes fat storage and obesity.
A diet that is high in saturated fats not only causes fat to be stored around your waistline but is also linked to a range of cardiovascular diseases. That said, saturated fats are present in foods such as processed meats, bacon and sausages, and full-fat dairy.
Changing your diet may take a long time to adapt towards as well as mentally challenging. With our laser lipo solutions, we can help speed up the process of getting rid of those unwanted fat cells. If you have any questions regarding laser lipo or would like to know if it is right for you please do not hesitate to get in touch and ask.