The Dreaded Belly Bulge
Good article over at fitness republic that focuses on one of the most frustrating, unflattering and dangerous aspects of our health.
“If this fat is not controlled, it can potentially start encompassing your organs, which can lead to severe health issues in the long run such as cardiac related concerns, strokes and atherosclerosis. However, it is very much possible to get rid of a belly bulge, and we suggest if you are fostering one, you get started fast!”
Looking forward, the best possible choices to make to get on the right track are as follows:
- Refine your nutrients - eating highly nutritious foods that are lower in calories that do nothing but harm to your body. That means an absolute and committed end to candy bars, ice cream, cookies, cheese and the like. NO MORE ARTIFICIAL SUGAR.
- Refine portion sizes - less is more here. Increase the number of meals but cut back on the portion size. Lean meats are an absolute must here that will help to control the bulge and also fill you up. So stock up on the fish and white meats to add to the wholegrain carbs and vegetables which constitutes as a well balanced meal and allows you to get your food in every 3-4 hours. Snacking on fruit, seeds or natural nuts in-between is the best option to control the hunger urges if you have any.
- Resistance training - This is very very important and an absolute must. Resistance training to increase your strength as well as your metabolism is key and will also give your abdomen a great platform to work and transform. Weights are essential and exercises using these weights such as squats, lunges and deadlifts would do a world of good.
- Sleep sleep and better sleep - lack of sleep and stress increases your cortisol levels, which in turn increases the likelihood of developing deeper layers of abdominal fat.