Stubborn belly fat is one of the most common and highly researched problem areas when it comes to diet and weight loss solutions. It is known to be a stubborn problem because it is often the last bit of weight to come off, or the first sign of new weight, and it is not an easy area to tone. Find out why your stubborn belly fat isn’t going away so easily and what steps you can take to start losing that extra weight with our informative piece, then call Dr. Kapoor’s office today to schedule your first consultation for a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills!
Eliminating Belly Fat
You’ve heard the saying ‘abs are made in the kitchen’ and this is especially true when it comes to stubborn belly fat. Those final pounds you’re trying hard to lose may be a result of your diet more than your exercise routine. It is also true that fad diets are not healthy, effective or sustainable ways to lose weight and, in this case, these kinds of diets can lead to greater weight gain than you had experienced previously. The key to a fat burning diet is portion control and an intelligent use of foods with nutritional benefits. New research has shown that low-fat diets are detrimental to any fat loss attempts, as your body needs healthy fats to replace the unhealthy fats. Foods with monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs, aid the body in healthy fat maintenance. Try eating healthy fats such as avocados, nuts or a tablespoon of olive oil with every meal to start telling your body that healthy fats are going to start making a regular appearance in your diet.
The next step to eliminating belly fat is eliminating processed foods. The reason these foods can be stocked in a pantry is that they are full of preservatives to keep them sustainable. This also means that they are filled with chemicals that are unnatural and only harm your weight loss progress. Try to cut down on any products with processed sugar, flour or added sodium. Foods with these ingredients cause your body to overproduce insulin, which results in fat stores around your stomach. Try to replace chips with cut vegetables so you still get the satisfying crunch, and if you’re craving sweets, reach for an orange or berries to help curb your cravings.
Though it’s true exercising is not the quickest method to removing stubborn belly fat, it is still an effective measure to take, and it will continue to help with your overall fitness and weight loss goals. Depression has been cited as a contributing factor to weight gain and exercise is an excellent way to combat any symptoms of depression. If you’re focused on losing belly fat, mix in a circuit abdominal workout along with some cardio and weight lifting for maximum results in full-body toning. Even if you don’t have a gym membership, walking or running outdoors is a great way to exercise, and ab workouts that don’t require gym equipment can be found on several fitness sites. If you’re interested in getting rid of that belly fat fast, call Dr. Kapoor today to schedule a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills and get the body you’ve always dreamed of!
Alcohol is another large contributor to belly fat. Studies have shown that people who drink often or extensively are highly likely to develop a layer or belly fat as a result. For an effective belly fat reducer, try to cut down on alcohol consumption during the weekdays, and keep the drinking light on weekends. Schedule your first consultation for a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills when you call Dr. Kapoor’s office today! You can always check out the before and after tummy tuck gallery.