One of the more common goals for anyone trying to lose a few pounds is having a flat, lean and sexy stomach. It may be as simple making a few diet and behavior changes to start losing belly fat if you’re struggling to make progress.
Eating Zero Fat Calories
Lack of fat in your diet is one of the more ironic obstacles to shedding belly fat. When you want to lose body fat it seems like a very logical assumption to reduce your fat intake, but it doesn’t work that way.
Your body will have retaining water an inverse reaction to restricting certain nutrients it needs to function normally. Your body retains more water when you restrict, or under consume water. Fat has a similar relationship studies are showing.
When you restrict fat calories, you’re body is less likely to let go of what it has stored.
Eating The Wrong Kind Of Fat
When you want to lose a few inches on your abdomen you need to keep fat calories in your diet, but it’s also important to choose the right kind of fat calories.
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids are effective and useful and are found in avocados, nuts, and olive oil.
Drinking alcohol don’t cause belly fat, daily alcohol consumption offers some health benefits. The problem is the behavior with drinking.
While consuming alcohol you’re more likely to snack, and reach for foods that contributes to excessive fat.
Not Enough Vitamin C
Vitamin C deficiency is result of lack of fruits and vegetables in your diet. When it comes to fat and weight loss this has a cascading effect. First, you’re not consuming enough food high in fiber, like vegetables, with every meal.
In reducing cortisol levels Vitamin C plays a large role. The stress hormone Cortisol helps regulate blood sugar, and the metabolism of fat, protein and carbohydrates.
Your Workouts Lack Intensity
Some dieters struggle with “going through the motions” syndrome. You’re at the gym, in your gym clothes,and physically on the treadmill.
Don’t challenge yourself. For the duration of your workout you stay within a comfort zone.
It’s just not the most efficient way to burn body fat. You burn calories at a faster rate and influence hormones associated with fat management like insulin, triglycerides and cortisol when you exercise at a high intensity, and really push yourself to break a sweat.