1. Perform compound exercises
When we think about losing weight from our tummy, the type of exercises you would think would think be suitable, are crunches, 100’s and so forth which target the abs. And yes, although these isolation exercises are great for strengthening the core and toning the abdominals, they are not the best exercising you can do for actual weight loss around the midriff. Instead look at doing more compound movements that include using several different muscle groups all in one go. In our classes, we often perform compound movements which challenge the whole body collectively.
2. Cut out sugar
Sugar is one of the main culprits for excessive belly fat. The best thing you can do for your body and to fit into your Christmas party outfit, is to cut it out! You may be surprised at how much sugar you consume on a daily basis. So, start by taking a look at the basic things; do you drink it in your tea/coffee? Have fizzy drinks? Sprinkle it on cereal? Drink a lot of Alcohol? Eat so called ‘healthy’ snack bars? Don’t forget smoothies and fruit contain a lot of sugar, even if it’s natural, it’s still going to lead to those extra pounds around the waist.
3. Cut bad carbohydrates
If you can, I would say cut all carbohydrates to get rid of stubborn belly fat. If you can’t, then at least cut out the bad stuff. By that I mean white bread, pasta, rice and potatoes which have little nutritional value and replace with healthy carbohydrates such as brown rice, quinoa, millet and sweet potatoes which are enriched with goodness. But do be aware of your portion sizes and go easy, as even though these are good for you, they are will still store as fat if eaten in large quantities.
4. Eat natural yoghurt
High calcium found in natural yogurt is said to reduce fat around the waist line. Apparently calcium stored in fat cells plays a crucial role in how fat is processed and stored by the body and studies have show that those with a high calcium intake stored less fat, particularly around the tummy. Of course you cannot rely on this alone, you must also be eating a healthy diet.
5. Take a probiotic
If you have a poor digestive system you are likely to suffer with an overload of toxins, causing the system to be sluggish. A sluggish system means the body is not functioning as effectively as it should be and is likely to hold on to fat. To promote a good digestive system, take a probiotic or find natural probiotics in fermented foods like sauerkraut.