How to Get Rid of Hanging Belly Fat
Having a hanging belly fat is probably one of the worst things that could happen to anybody. Health conscious wise, this is a perfect sign of being unhealthy. In our generation today, where anything and everything is made possible and available to us, being unable to have a healthy lifestyle is just plain lazy. For one, we should never get tired of wanting to be healthy. Now, our belly is most likely the first body part to get big and the last one to shrink. Normally, this is the part where the fats love to stay and this result to a big hanging belly fat.
This article is not even for you to have a perfect 10 body shape. This is for information as to how you can live a healthy lifestyle and with that, you can also lose that hanging belly fat that you always complain about. Awareness is the first step to anything. So being aware of the situation is the reason why you are reading this. The following tips are just an overview of the many things that you can do to stay healthy.
Watch your caloric intake
Calories are important to our body as it gives us the energy that we need. However, if we abuse this, it can be our worst nightmare. According to the American Heart Association, the most calories that we have to take daily are approximately 1,200 to 1,500 for women and 1,500 to 1,800 for men. There is the important need to be aware of the caloric content of the food we eat. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages as they are the leading cause of belly fat. By the right amount of calories per day, you are able to avoid calorie accumulation in your body especially in your stomach area.
When you want to cut off your food intake, always look at the bright side. Don’t think of the things you can’t eat anymore but imagine about the foods that you will start to eat. There are a lot of healthy foods that are still delicious. Start eating fruits and vegetables. Try to switch to steamed food instead of frying them. But on weekends, you can indulge yourself a bit by having broiled yummy foods. Also, when you are shopping for meat, choose lean meat over pork chops and have chicken breast instead of thighs. Also, never forget to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to detoxify your body all the time.
No matter how healthy you eat and how controlled you are when it comes to your food intake, when you don’t move to burn up the accumulated fats that you have, you won’t lose your belly fat. Along with the regular cardio exercise that you do every day, here are some special belly exercises that you can try:
- SIDE BEND. Stand straight on a flat surface with your feet slightly apart. Next is the bend your knees a little bit enough to feel some tension on your thighs. Slowly lean your whole upper body to the right and then bring go back to your center then do the same to the left. Do this for about 10 to 15 repetitions.
- TORSO TWIST. After doing the side bends, you can continue on doing the torso twist. Maintain your form, twist your upper body to one side and then slowly twist it to the other side. Remember that you twist your torso and not your hips. Remember to keep your body straight while doing this exercise.
- SIDE CRUNCH. Now you have to lie down on a flat surface. You can use a towel or a mat. Lie down on your right side first then with your right arm, put it over your waist and letting it rest on your left side. Touch our ear using your left hand—bringing your elbows pointing straight upwards. Next is to lift your shoulders off the floor and lift left leg for about 12 inches simultaneously. You will feel that your oblique muscles are contracting. Stay in that position for as long as you can and after that, gently go back to lying back down. After a good 5 repetition, do this on your left side as well.