When you hear the phase how to lose belly fat, a lot of things comes to your minds such as restriction on food which can lead to starving or high level of exercise. Unfortunately, you have the ability to lose belly fat the way you want either by exercise, diet or other means. I strongly believe that you can lose belly fat and still eat tasty food, the idea is to burn calories and don’t overeat, so you will have to lower the amount of food you consume and try to intake calories according to your gender, age and your daily activity performed. Also, you can consume your food regular in a small amount to avoid overeating, you won’t be starving.
Why do we eat food?
Firstly I would like to define the term food- I believe that food is any substances we consume by eating or drinking to maintain our body and sustain life which gives our body the necessary nutrients. We eat food because it’s the fuel that keeps us going which make it very important to us. The food we eat help us to carry out our body function like breathing, energy to complete tasks, helps to repair body cells and learn. The human body can survive 21 days without food (Mahatma Gandhi survived 21 days without any form of food) but can only survive 3 days without water. We need nutrient such as protein, carbohydrate, fibre, vitamins and minerals for growth and to maintain life.
Protein-compound made of amino acids which can be found in plants and animals, we used protein to repair body tissue and cells. Some excellent source of plant-based proteins are beans, grains and soy. We can find a good source of protein in eggs, dairy products and meat.
Carbohydrate– are compounds such as sugar, a starch found in the food we eat to provide us with energy to complete our daily task. Some food you will find carbohydrate in are: bread, potatoes, corn and rice
Vitamins– are nutrients that are found in food to help boost the immune system. Vitamins are classified as fat and water-soluble, some fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K, these vitamins are an essential healthy vision, teeth, boost the immune system, helps to absorb calcium and improve blood clotting. Water-soluble help in breaking down of some nutrients and helps in energy production; water-soluble vitamins are B and C.
Fiber– are nutrients the body can’t digest, this help to cleanse the colon, reducing chronic illness and prevent constipation.
The food we eat is very important to us because it gives us the necessary nutrients and provides our body with energy to carry out activities we love which helps us to keep healthy. Food helps us to grow by stimulating certain hormones in our body; also help us to think and react to situations. Fighting some disease is very important, the food we eat boast our immune system which gives us the energy to fight some bacteria and viruses.
What is the healthy food to consume?
It’s difficult at times to choose the healthy food for us that taste well, but the healthy food to lose belly fat are the one that stays longer in our stomach and that helps our body to fight diseases and bacteria. Some healthy food to consume is green vegetables, fruits, eggs, lean meat, peanuts, salmon and brown rice. These foods help the body in different ways to increase the body metabolism, reduce your appetite and boost the immune system to stay healthy.
Food that is not healthy
In today’s modern society it’s very tempting to eat some unhealthy food which destroys our body slowly but gradually. We consume these foods because they taste very good, cheaper and are very convenient for us. These are some unhealthy food we eat on a daily basis.
Junk foods– are the fast food we can easily buy almost anywhere but they are quite bad for us. A scientist had discovered that consuming junk food on a regular basis can affect our ability to learn, increases the risks of mental disorders, can lead to depression, obesity and gastrointestinal problems.
Soda – are soft drinks which contain a high dosage of sugar and natural or artificial flavouring. The sugar content in these beverages are so high which will develop diabetes, can impair the body ability to absorb calcium which will lead to softening your bones, leads to obesity and have no nutritional value.
Processed foods – can be found in the supermarkets and are very convenient to us but they aren’t considered healthy for your body. The chemicals they used to extend the shelf life of these products, the trans-fat and the process they undergo before packaging. This food can increase your risk of developing some chronic illnesses and overweight.
These are just a few of the unhealthy food we consume on a regular basis and are not limited to the list above.
How to keep off extra calories?
It’s quite a challenge to keep off extra calorie’s, but there are a lot of ways to do this but I would recommend trying various method at once like exercising at least 30 minutes per day while eating food which is healthy and that stay in your stomach longer; getting adequate amount of sleep helps to lose weight. Exercise keeps you active while burning the unwanted calories. In order to watch your weight, it’s recommended weighing yourself on a regular basis to see the amount of weight you lose over a period. It’s up to you on which methods you used and what works for you.
Why should you not starve yourself?
The food you eat on a daily basis affects the amount of weight you gain, but that doesn’t mean you should starve yourself to lose weight. Starving yourself only makes it harder to lose belly fat because your body starts to store up the excess fat instead of burning them and I know you don’t want that. Now that you know all this information, why starving yourself and believe it will help you lose belly fat?