Here are 7 simple tricks that will help you melt your belly fat without exercise:
- Drink plenty of water
Drinking a lot of water every day can help you lose up to 7 kg. in just 12 weeks. Sounds great, right? Drink water instead of soft drinks and you will save a lot of calories every day. You should also drink water in order to stay hydrated and prevent overeating. Whenever you’re thirsty, don’t reach for a snack – drink a glass of water instead and you’ll satisfy your cravings easily.
- Cut out the sugar
Sugar is your worst enemy if you’re trying to lose weight. In order to lose weight, you need to eat vegetables, whole grains and proteins instead of sugary snacks. Add some cinnamon instead of sugar in your coffee and it will improve your digestion and stabilize your heart rate.
- Sleep well
According to studies, sleeping 6 hours overnight can make you gain 2 kg. more than people who sleep 8 hours, which shows that sleeping is highly important if you want to lose weight. There’s solid science behind this – rest normalizes the ghrelin and leptin hormones, while lack of sleep stimulates appetite and suppresses the feeling of fullness. Other studies discovered that women who sleep and wake at the same time every day have more belly fat than others. However, if your internal clock goes out of whack, the body will produce more cortisol and trigger fat storage.
- Eat complex carbs
Add some complex carbs in your meal (brown rice, couscous, fiber, bulgur wheat and whole grains) to feel full for longer and eliminate your cravings. This will make you eat less and help you lose more weight.
- Drink green tea
According to one study, people who drink 4-5 cups of green tea a day and workout for at least half an hour lose 2 more pounds on average than those who don’t drink green tea. Green tea contains compounds known as catechins that can blast the adipose fat and increase the release of fat from the fat cells, resulting in improvement of the liver’s fat burning ability.
- Up your daily food intake
Eating cheese and drinking yogurt and milk every day can help you melt your belly fat. One study showed that drinking 3 cups of yogurt daily for 12 weeks can help you lose more weight than any supplement or diet. The fat cells in our body secrete cortisol on their own, which results in the development of more fat, but yogurt can counter this action and contains linoleic acid, which is a powerful fat-busting compound.
- Eat dark chocolate
It has been scientifically proven that eating more dark chocolate can help you reduce belly fat. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids which are great for your heart and have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. However, this goes for 70% cocoa dark chocolate only, not any type you can find.