Do you think twice before you wear a figure-hugging dress or a fitted shirt? Is the reason behind your hesitation your big tummy?
If yes, then we totally understand your plight. Having an uneven body shape, with a protruding tummy can make a person feel extremely self-conscious, not to mention, the undesirable health risks that it poses.
Many a times, even if you are not generally overweight, just your tummy can appear big, which can ruin your overall appearance.
However, other times, if a person is overweight, he/she tends to have a lot of fat accumulation in the belly.
There can be other reasons for the accumulation of belly fat too such as post-pregnancy weight, hormonal disorders, desk-bound jobs, constant indigestion, unhealthy diet, excess consumption of alcohol, etc.
Whatever may be the reason for your big belly, it can lead to a number of health risks such as cholesterol, hypertension, back pain, knee pain, cardiovascular disorders, etc.
So, if you are someone who does not have enough time for exercise and wants a few tips on how to lose belly fat effectively, have a look below.
1. Reduce Salt Intake
Consumption of excess salt, which is added in your diet, can lead to the retention of fluids in your abdominal area, making your belly appear bigger.
2. Avoid Chewing Gum
Research studies show that people who chew on gum regularly tend to swallow more air and also the sweeteners added to the gum can lead to the accumulation of belly fat.
3. Eat More Probiotics
Consuming curd, unsweetened yoghurt, etc, which are rich in probiotic content, can improve your digestion and also burn belly fat.
4. Avoid Drinking Beer
Although most types of alcohol lead to weight gain when consumed in excess, beer can be especially bad for the stomach, as it is high in calories and starch content.
5. Avoid Certain Vegetables
Yes, that's right, vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, potato and cauliflower can lead to the production of excess gas in your belly, leading to bloating and also accumulation of belly fat.
6. Load Up On Fruits
Consume a lot of fruits, that is at least 1-2 bowls a day, as the vitamin C and antioxidants found in most fruits are effective in burning belly fat.
7. Quit Smoking
Smoking is known to increase the amount of cholesterol in your body, leading to the accumulation of excess tummy fat, so quit smoking to attain a flatter tummy!