• Losing abdominal fat is a lot of work, whether you just want a flat belly or have some abdominal muscles. Here are some of the tips that might help you in your abdominal fat loss journey:
1. Healthy Diet
Not surprisingly, food is one of the main contributors to belly fat. Try to reduce the intake of processed fat (trans fat) and saturated fat (mostly animal fat). Increase the intake of proteins and eat carbohydrates and unsaturated fats (oils and vegetable fats) in moderation. Try to avoid sugary food and drinks, especially sugar-sweetened beverages. Fibers are very important for weight loss because they are mostly indigestible and make us feel full for a longer time. They are also very important for regulating bowel movement.
Exercise is one of the most important practices that we can use to burn calories. Aerobic exercise (cardio) is very effective for weight loss. Resistance exercise (weightlifting) is good too. Unlike the common misconception, exercising the abdominal muscles is not the most effective and fastest way to reduce belly fat. Whole-body cardio exercise should do the job.
3. Reduce Stress and Get Restful Sleep
Stress can make the adrenal gland release a stress-hormone called Cortisol. Cortisol can increase appetite and glucose production in the body. The excess glucose can be stored as fat. Sleep is important too because it can affect specific hormones that regulate hunger and satiety and result in increased appetite. Therefore, try to get a restful sleep