Thin and slim waist is the desire of many, especially when summer approaches, but, summer or not, it’s time to take action to get rid of that excess fat around your waist and proudly show your thin half in some new jeans or in a bathing suit.
Formerly it was thought that the shape of the body and the accumulation of fat deposits on certain parts on the body is a result of genetics, but it is only part of the story when it comes to fat. Unhealthy diet, hormonal imbalances, stress and toxins are also key factors.
The accumulation of fatty deposits around the stomach is a result of nervousness and stress. The problem is that all the extra pounds end up right in that zone, and even when we are on a diet it is the last zone that “melts” even with the greatest effort. Another cause of fatty tissue in this area of the body is also the stagnation of bacteria in the stomach. Sugar, white bread and pasta “feed” these bacteria, so this food should be avoided. Forget the fast food, processed food, large quantities of coffee, alcohol and sweets.
In this article we present some instructions or better said some ‘rules’ on how to maintain slim waist and hot to melt excess fat around the waist and to achieve the desired shape.
10 Rules For a Slim Waist
Cardio training is a great to reduce excess fat. Choose between a bike, running outside or a running track, a stepper or just combine them. It’s recommended to be active at least for 30 minutes, 3 times a week.
Regular Physical Activity
In addition to a balanced diet and cardio, it’s also important to exercise regularly and to be engaged in some physical activity where your body will be in movement.
Regular but Healthy and Controlled Meals
Eat regularly but pay attention on the food you eat and the portion control. Take care of your daily intake of carbs, proteins and fats.
Eat Slowly and Chew your Food Properly
Chewing food properly breaks the food down from large particles into smaller ones which are more easily digested. This way nutrients and energy from the food particles easier to be absorbed by your intestines.
Fiber Rich Food
Fiber is very important in digestive health. Food containing fiber may provide many health benefits and helping to maintain a healthy weight is one of them. You may find fiber in avocado, berries, beans and legumes, coconut, flaxseed, figs, okra, peas, brown rice, oatmeal, whole wheat, nuts, dried fruit, leafy vegetables etc.
Reduce Sugar Intake
Minimize your sugar intake as much as you can because sugar is the main culprit for fat that accumulates in your waist. Sugar intake provokes insulin, which is the reason for the accumulated fat around the waist.
Eat Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism
Fast metabolism burns more calories. Simple. Hot Peppers, jalapeno, habanero, cayenne and other forms of spicy peppers directly boost metabolism and circulation. Oatmeal and brown rice, broccoli, green tea, apples, citrus fruit, foods high in Omega-3’s and of course water, a lot of water. Avoid processed foods, energy and soft drinks.
Try to get rid of stress or at least control it. Find a way to relax, play your favorite sport, hang out with your friends, read a good book, watch a movie etc.
It is proven that alcohol reduces the ability of the body to dissolve fatty tissue up to 40%. As an addition, there is also no alcohol that does not contain added sugars. Althgo calories from alcohol are so called ’empty calories’ and they have no nutritional value, alcohol reduces the amount of fat your body burns for energy. Try to avoid alcohol completely or consume it just occasionally.
Try to sleep at least 6-7 hours and if you have time for recomended 8 hours even better.