Are you feeling tired of your belly fat? Whether you’re still struggling to get rid of what genetics gave you, are still attempting to lose the baby bulge, or just don’t know what the heck is going on in your middle no matter how much you exercise, there are 2 things that you have to give up to truly reduce belly fat.
Since what you eat and drink is the foundation of what your body looks like, and fitness is ultimately only your accessory to making it stronger and toner, you must be aware of what you’re consuming each day. At each meal, fill your plate with a healthy protein, a complex carbohydrate and tons of vegetables, but stay away from processed foods and alcohol because they are what contribute to excess belly fat.
Processed foods are basically almost everything in the middle of the grocery store, anything in a box, a bag or a can. Instead, focus on the fresh foods found on the outer perimeter of the store. Of course, making your own meals enables you to control the ingredients, especially the amounts of salt you’re consuming, but it also keeps the chemicals and preservatives out of your diet. PlateJoy can help you better plan and eat each week, learn more about it here.
Alcohol causes belly bloat and fat for two reasons. The first is most contain sugar that ultimately will end up attached to your middle section, and secondly, it’s toxic to the body, so when it is consumed, digestion of food shuts down while the liver immediately pumps it out, ultimately causing your body to hold onto food longer, slowing metabolism and creating more fat.
So if you’re looking to get a flatter, toned belly, consider eliminating these 2 things from your diet and see what happens.