Many thoughts may be swirling around in your mind at the moment. Concerning certain questions as: What are the keys to loosing belly fat? Or why it is so important to take better care and/or have more control of the midsection of the body?.Well, If these thoughts are in your consciousness they are very good questions to ponder.
Just know that 'Belly Fat' is one of the most dangerous type of fat to have in your body. Possessing a large waistline is an indicator of multiple orders of life threatening diseases.
Where Does Belly Fat Comes From-In The First Place?
>It begins with Lifestyle, poor eating habits and/or lack of a good daily exercise routine
>Another source of midsection weight gain is a fat-inducing hormone called "cortisol". The presence of stress is a primary cause for high levels of cortisol secretion. The presence of stress in the body breaks down lean muscles-the type of muscle that burns tissue calories most effectively. The secretion of cortisol, fat storage in the abdominal region, coupled with poor lifestyle practice worsens the overall condition to rid the body of dangerous belly fat.
Remedies and Solutions to Practice as a Good Measure:
a. Get Proper Sleep, at least 7 hours per night, however 8 hours would be even better. When the body is tired or suffering from fatigue it produces more "Ghrelin", which triggers cravings for more sugar and other fat building foods, which becomes a determent to the body shaping goals.The lost of sleep can also alter the body's hormone production. This can affect the cortisol levels that cause insulin sensitivity-a primary reason for inducing Belly Fat
b.Perform Short Burst of Exercises, It's a sure conclusion that crunches will yield strong abdominal muscles, but on top a full layer of fat-will not allow the maximum results sought after. Yes, do continue doing the crunches, but also perform exercises that engage multiple muscle groups that works your cardiovascular system. Such as treadmill, biking, walking, etc. Try planking, it is relatively simple to do. (hold self-up in a 'push-up position, resting your fore arms on the floor, do 3-4 sets, holding for 30 seconds each.After ward engage in the cardio routine
c.Reduce Sugar Intake, back off on sugar, and carbs, reduce calories by filling-up with protein, veggies, whole grain. Replace bad snacks with good ones such as, red seedless grapes, apples, walnuts, dried fruits, yogurt, muscle-milk, alkaline water, etc. For Breakfast: eat oatmeal sprinkle with cinnamon, or brown sugar, put in some raisins and walnuts. The use of cinnamon will help stabilize 'Blood Sugar' and also slows the rate at which food exit the stomach, which helps you feel fuller longer
d.Get Enough Vitamin C, this will help to balance cortisol spikes, and will also support your immune system, shall aid in limiting the catching of a "common cold". Vitamin C is essential to the body's carnitine production, which is a compound use by the body to, "turn fat into to fuel". Others great products to eat for rich Vitamins & Nutrients are: bell peppers, kale, collards, kiwi, and oranges. to name a few.
e.Eat Fat (good type of fat, of course), Although this may seem like it's counter-productive. However, "It Takes Fat, To Burn Fat". That being said, it is sugar that make you Fat, Not Fats. A word about "Good Fats, that are rich in Omega-3, such as Salmon, (wild caught), Avocado, Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds. These fatty foods are full of nutrients that help keep you satiated on a daily basis.
f.Slow Your Breathing Down, here is a simple method you can employ when you are in the midst of a mini-crisis. As soon as you notice you are feeling tense and up-tight check your breathing.
During the presence of a tense or a stress related situation people tend to hold their breath with short burst of breaths intervals or they will take rapid shallow breaths. This is not healthy-a need to make a change is essential in order to cope and manage the situation better
Consciousness is key, as your awareness is heightened you can consciously relax your abdominal muscles and begin to slow down the breathing process. This works best as you grasp the awareness and begin to focus on the elements of slowing down the breaths. It can start through exhaling rather than inhaling. As you engage the practice of exhalation-it is at this time you say quietly to yourself, "slow down, slow down, my breathing". It is done, let it be so...Mission accomplished....
Created/compiled by: Steve Braxton, featured blogger, contributing writer, and published author
Also, Bishop, & Assistant Presiding Prelate, Light of Illinois Diocese for Midwestern Territorial States