(13 Mar 2008) | |
How to decrease tummy fat in the right way?
In today’s world of fit, slim and trim bodies, everybody wants to have a good figure. Unfortunately, it is not very easy to lose weight, especially, to decrease tummy weight.
People usually try to reduce the fat that has accumulated in the tummy area, by eating less or even starving themselves. However, people stand less of a chance of being successful, by going on crash diets or fad diets. Moreover, by following such a diet, people miss out on the essential nutrients that are required by the body. This could lead to some severe and adverse side effects that could have a long lasting effect on the body.
Therefore, the best way to lose weight on the stomach area, without exposing the body to any dangerous or harmful side effects, is by following a healthy and nutritious diet, combined with an effective and regular exercise routine. There are some people who also use home remedies to reduce fat on the tummy. These home remedies are known to be quite effective. However, it is important to realize that natural and healthy ways to lose weight do not promote rapid weight loss. For people who are grossly overweight or people who need to lose a lot of weight on the stomach area within a short period of time, other surgical procedures of weight loss may be considered.
How to decrease tummy fat by dieting?
Unfortunately, when people consider ways on how to reduce tummy at home, the first thing they tend to do is skip meals and eat less than what they normally do. However, skipping meals is the worst way to lose weight, as it deprives the body of required nutrients and could also lead to food binges later on in the day. Moreover, when people start eating normally, they may gain twice as much as they lost. Hence, it is important to make a few healthy dietary changes, which can be followed on a long term basis. A good and healthy weight loss diet focuses on the number of meals eaten a day, the portions of each meal as well as the foods that are included in the diet.
For starters, instead of eating 2 or 3 meals in a day, a weight watcher should start eating 5 or 6 small meals in a day. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which should also be the heaviest meal. The other meals should be a lot lighter especially dinner. A heavy breakfast should be followed by a light mid-morning snack, a moderate lunch, a light afternoon snack, an evening snack and then a very light dinner. Health conscious people generally consume fruit, nuts or beverages like smoothies, buttermilk, skim milk, juices and so on, when it is time for a snack.
The manner in which food is cooked plays a very important role too. In order to reduce tummy naturally, fried food, junk food, processed food, instant food, foods containing refined flour, white rice and sweets should be strictly avoided. Instead people should opt for fresh salads (with minimal dressing), sandwiches made in brown bread and food that has been broiled, roasted or grilled. Unhealthy snacks like chips, cookies and other products that are high in salt should be replaced with fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meat, nuts, seeds and other whole grain products. It is best to consult a dietician, consuming any food on a regular basis.
How to decrease tummy by exercising?
Everybody is aware of the fact that exercising is absolutely essential for people of all ages. While exercises like walking, running, jogging, swimming and cycling are excellent for overall weight loss and toning up, they may not be very effective for people who only want to decrease tummy fat. Therefore, when people look for exercises on how to decrease tummy size, most fitness experts recommend tummy crunches. Stomach or abdominal crunches can be performed in...