Belly fat can be one of the hardiest parts of your body to lose. This type of fat referred to as visceral fat is a major factor in type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It can be especially problematic due to age and the type of body shape that you may have a predisposition to, namely an apple-shape. If you have been struggling with belly fat and hope to defeat it, here are some helpful tips to lose that stubborn weight more quickly.
Though you may be eating fewer calories, the types of food could also be self-defeating in regard to belly fat. Some experts recommend the value of eating more protein instead of carbohydrates. The reason you want to eat a high protein diet is because it of its amino acids that help form muscles. However, eating too much protein could backfire to cause weight gain. Therefore, you should aim for about 0.5 to 0.8 grams of protein per pound when calculating your body weight to determine the amount that you should be eating.
Another way that you can better target belly fat is turning your thermostat or air conditioner down at night before bedtime. Studies have shown regularly sleeping in a cool bedroom set at 66 degrees can help change bad visceral belly fat into brown fat, which is easier to lose.
Even though you may be working out, you could be struggling more with belly fat because those particular exercises are targeting the wrong muscle groups. You also may not be going at those exercise with enough weights to maximize their effectiveness. Sometimes, you need to concentrate more on larger muscle groups while using heavier weights.
Believe it or not, you may want to start drinking more tea, which has catechins that can help fight belly fat. Green tea has something special to offer due to a particular antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) for speeding up the metabolism to defeat belly fat. Coffee can help also being a stimulant for burning fat as well. Nonetheless, it has far too much caffeine to increase blood pressure and the heart rate when you overdo. Thus, drinking more tea is a better idea.
Speaking of speeding up your body’s metabolism, hot peppers and their capsaicin can be useful in this ongoing battle with belly fat. By the same token, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne to even black pepper with piperine can help increase the efficiency of how fast those calories are burned.
Something as simple as toasting your bread may sound insignificant to burn belly fat, but even the small things can matter. The reason toasting bread over eating it fresh is because how the glucose is processed more slowly by the body. In fact to benefit the most, freeze your bread before toasting. By changing the bread’s molecular structure, you also are changing how your digestion is breaking that glucose down into your system.
Have you ever noticed that when you wear comfortable jogging pants with an elastic waistband that you may have a tendency to eat more than when wearing a pair of tighter pants with a zipper? Though this won’t necessarily help you lose belly fat, I have noticed the type of waistband in pants matter for help with eating less.
To sum it up, this is just a place to start on the problem of belly fat. Nevertheless, it may help provide you with some additional suggestions on what you may be doing wrong or have thought of in regard to it.