Welcome to a new healthy tip. Today I am going to tell you about visceral fat, which is the fat that is placed around our waist and belly. It is a type of fat that bothers us too much and that many of you have asked me how to reduce the fat in this area.
Visceral fat, in addition to being aesthetically unattractive, carries many health problems. It is one of the causes of cardiovascular diseases and coronary heart disease such as hypertension and cholesterol. In addition, it also affects type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer and, if that were not enough, emits substances toxic to the body.
As you can see, it does not only affect our aesthetics, but also our health.
Whether you have visceral fat or not, I’ll give you a couple of tips so you can eradicate it, or prevent it from forming. If what we want is to reduce body fat, it doesn’t matter if it’s from the arms of the legs or the abdomen, what we have to do is a nutrition program in which the calories that we consume through food are less than the calories that your body is using on a daily basis.
No matter what kind of fat we want to get rid of. Whether it’s arms, legs or abdomen; follow a nutrition plan. This should consist of consuming fewer calories per day than our body needs.
This will cause your body to start using the energy from your fat deposits. With this he will carry out his day-to-day functions without the need to resort to external energies.
Special attention should be paid to the type of diets that are used. You don’t want to go around malnourished, do you?
The diet has to be optimal nutritionally speaking, and incorporate all the essential proteins, vitamins and minerals that your body needs.
It is important to minimize simple hydrates. Simple hydrates are refined flours, cereals, rice… Always choose wholemeal products because they contain fiber. The fiber will give you a feeling of satiety, while encapsulating the fats you want to disappear so much. To achieve weight loss, on the other hand, it opts for carbohydrates with slow absorption. Like whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
It is also very important that you eliminate all sugary drinks such as soft drinks, sodas, juices, etc. These drinks will cause excess sugar to be stored in the body as fat, so we must avoid them at all costs.
Water is super important, we are composed of approximately 60 percent water. And all metabolic functions are based on this fluid. So, if you want your body to be OK to get rid of those fats and toxins, drink water!
To get an idea of how much water we need, an approximate that is usually used is 1 glass of water for every 25kg of our weight. If you want something a little more accurate try this small formula: Divide your weight by 7, the result will be the amount of water you need to drink to be well hydrated.
This covers the subject of nutrition, now let’s talk about other ways to lose weight
There are infusions like green tea or red tea that help us lose weight. This is because they increase the body temperature, thus reducing the fat accumulated in our abdominal area.
It is important to remember that to lose weight first of all we must:
- Eating a very complete, low-calorie diet
- Use low absorption carbohydrates (integral)
- Drinking the water your body needs
To complement this, we must also do exercises
The first exercise that usually comes to mind to burn abdominal fat is undoubtedly the abs. More however, this will not make us lose weight. Since the function of this exercise is to make the abdominal muscle grow, do not lose fat.
For their part, we must do cardiovascular exercises as they are:
Once you’ve lost those extra pounds, don’t forget to do targeted exercises in the area. This is to help you with toning and strength of the area.
And finally a couple of extra tips that have nothing to do with diet, hydration or exercise.
Rest, avoiding stress, meditation and staying active are key components of achieving your goal. By stressing, our body releases cortisol, which is a hormone made up primarily of sugar and makes us gain weight.
Therefore, stress must be kept at bay by living with friends and family, leisure time, not excessive work, etc.
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