Every body type is gorgeous in its own way. However, the portrayal of ‘beautiful’ people in media has led to perfectly good-looking individuals to take drastic measures like crash dieting, which lead to sickness. They do not result in reducing the fat content in the body. Instead of aiming to be ‘slim’, individuals who aim to be ‘fit’, have a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.
The weight in the midsection of the body is usually caused by excessive secretion of cortisol. Surprisingly, stress is one of the leading causes of the same. These day-to-day tips will help reduce the fat content in your body to keep you healthy, without risking your well-being.
1. Work on a proper sleep schedule:
The biorhythms are off at night. Therefore, you end up craving and eating more. Avoid working late at night. Additionally, losing sleep also alters hormone production. This leads to imbalanced levels of insulin, and a rise in the cortisol. Moreover, proper rest keeps your stress levels checked.
2. Moderate your sugar consumption:
Try to substitute sugar in your diet. Instead of snacking on snacks that increase the fat content in your body and make you inactive, opt for healthier options. Alternatively, you can try consuming natural products like honey in place of sugar.
3. Consume Vitamin C:
Vitamin C can balance the excessive cortisol produced by the body. Therefore, in stressful times in particular, and always, in general, aim to consume foods rich in Vitamin C.
4. Take 10,000 steps a day:
In theory, 10,000 steps may sound a lot. However, if you take 30 steps after every 30 minutes, they will hardly feel like anything. Additionally, walking is a very good substitute for unnecessarily vigorous exercises. Moreover, 10,000 steps per day can reduce 7% visceral fat in a week.
5. Opt for whole grains & Reduce fat:
People who eat whole grains along with vegetables, fruits, two servings of lean meat and three servings of low-fat dairy products lose more belly fat compared to those who eat the same diet but consumed refined grains instead of whole grains. Always opt for whole grains over refined grains.