One key area that everyone wants to trim down is their midsection, and although you can try doing crunches all day long, it isn’t going to do anything unless you do some changing in other areas of your life. Therefore because of that I’ve compiled up some ways that can help you trim down your midsection.
1. Inflammation and Bloating
Eliminate food that may be causing inflammation and bloating in your body. Avoid foods like fake butters, processed wheat, soy, corn, and vegetable oils.
2. Quit Drinking Toxins
Most soft drinks contain sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners, all of which contribute to increased belly fat.
3. Stop Ingesting Pesticides
If you can’t find all of your fruits and vegetables from a local source or organic, look for the ones that been found to have the highest pesticides and only buy organically.
4. Don’t Eat as Many Grains
Although there are many grains that offer a very good nutritional value, they just might be the culprits in holding on to your belly fat. Only have 1-2 servings of grains like rice, quinoa, millet and amaranth each day.
5. Know your Body’s Response to Dairy
Many people are unaware that they actually have a intolerance to cows milk, and therefore continue to drink it everyday. Switch to soy, almond, or goats milk for all of your milk needs and see a bit of a difference in your belly.
6. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Making sure your body has enough water is important to create an ideal environment to burn fat, especially around your belly.
7. Strengthen Your Core
One of the best exercises to help strengthen your midsection is the plank. Get down on your forearms and toes and HOLD. It’s a super simple exercise to add to your daily routine.
8. Ditch Grain Fed Meats and Go To Grass Fed
Grass meats are naturally higher in fat and fight omega-3 fats and Conjugated Linoleic Acid, both found to increase fat burning all around the body.
9. Increase Your Intake of Organic, Unrefined Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been referred to as an actual miracle worker as it is one of the only foods that can naturally increase your metabolic rate. This in turn leads to more excess fat burned off of the body.
10. Try to Decrease Some Stress in Your Life
Of course there is no way to just stop stressing about things in your life, but you should try to de-stress everyday. Try a yoga class, meditating, saying NO to so many commitments, or you can do what I do and go for a run. Increased levels of stress has actually been shown to be one of the leading causes of stubborn belly fat
Thanks for reading,