Simple Healthy Foods and Exercises To help You Get Rid Of Belly Flab


Commonly and rather fondly referred to as love handles; flab also known as stomach fat is not a laughing matter. Besides the obvious physical aesthetic value that it defaces, belly fat causes a myriad of diseases if unchecked. Now, fat in itself is seemingly a necessary evil in our bodies. We need it for insulation and sometimes energy and nourishment. This is the acceptable kind of fat called subcutaneous fats that is above the muscles of our abdomen and underneath our skin.

Now, its evil twin, visceral fat likes to grow around our internal organs. This is what leads to diseases like hypertension, diabetes, cancer, sleep problems, stroke and a rather long continuous list of detrimental conditions. This happens mainly because visceral fat, seeing as it has surrounded your internal organs, slowly seeps in thus being absorbed into our bloodstream. Not only that, but they bring with them inflammatory substances and harmful toxins that are released into us continuously.

Take Diabetes for example: It has been shown that one of the possible ways it comes about is when these visceral fats continuously release fatty acids that hinder or tamper with your body’s insulin production. To this effect, you eventually develop diabetes. It’s a simplistic explanation, but you get the point. Belly fat plagues us, this is no secret, but it doesn’t have to be so. There are numerous courses of action one can take to either completely prevent stomach fat or at the very least reduce it to a manageable level.

Simple Heealthy Foods and Excercises To help You Get Rid Of Belly Flab 1

Let’s go through this step by step. First off, your diet. There are flat stomach/belly foods and diets that are readily available to you such as:

Full Dat Cheese – I know, it sounds contrary to our goal here but this particular kind of cheese contains casein protein that just so happens to be a great muscle building nutrient. Additionally, it does not increase your LDL cholesterol.

Pork Chops –  Again, I know, but they contain enough selenium to quite literally fight prostate cancer. Furthermore, it has been found that as little as a 6 ounces daily serving helps you lose weight while preserving your muscle.

Grapefruit – I know, now am talking, right? Well, it is unclear how exactly but eating half a grapefruit each day at least three times can help you lose up to 4 pounds in as little as 12 weeks. Speculations are that the acidity slows your digestion by keeping you full for longer.

The foods you should generally avoid are those that: contain sugar because they have more calories, meats with high fat content, it’s hard enough for your body to process the meat, the fat that comes with it just goes directly to your tummy, and of course it goes without saying, minimize on the fried foods especially potato chips. They are fried and loaded with artificial substances that introduce toxins to your body while the fat heads for your belly.

Having a great tummy full of abs is not as difficult as you might imagine. All you need is the right diet and exercise. Besides the above named foods, there are a lot more you could look into. Practice good habits such as switching your croissants for whole meal bread and carrying out little exercises that do not require you to be a professional weight lifter to do. Exercises such as:

Breathing squats where you hold your hands out in front of you and your feet shoulder width apart, then go down slowly and very low then up. Repeat at least 10 times.

Normal sit ups are a great way to flatten your tummy and so does the two in one obliques and abs move. Sit with your legs and upper body in a V shape, hold a medicine ball and swivel it across your torso repeatedly.

These are all simple exercises that will help you get a flat tummy in a very short time depending on the intensity and commitment to the diet you have. In case you begin to feel it is too much, just remember research has shown that flat stomached people are:

  • Less likely by 25% to develop heart diseases.
  • Less likely by 35% to get a heart attack.
  • Less likely by 41% to get hypertension.
  • Less likely by 40% to get kidney cancer.
  • Also, they look great!