How to Lose Belly Fat on a Busy Schedule
Do you have a busy schedule, yet want to lose the fat around your belly? Well now you can, so read on because with these tips you can do exactly that!
Everyone dreams of having a flat belly, also known as “six-pack abs”. Middle aged men and women, women that have been pregnant, and beer drinkers all have one thing in common; they have a spare tire around the waste they would like to get rid of. So what’s the best way to do get rid of that belly fat?
• Adding certain foods to your diet
• Doing a particular type of exercise
The answer to flatter abs is not a magic bullet although belly fat is the first area you lose weight when you are starting to diet.
There are two types of body shapes:
1. Apple Shaped – Fat is around the belly area
2. Pear Shaped – Fat is around the hips and thighs
The good news is that when you start to lose weight, it’s most likely that you will lose it more proportionately from the abdominal region. In fact there is a 99% chance that when you lose weight, it will be in the stomach area first, before you lose weight anywhere else, and then it will be a loss in weight in the upper area of your body that comes next.
Visceral fat, or fat tucked inside your waistline is easier to lose than the fat under your skin, especially in people who are really fat! That is good news; the more weight you need to lose, the faster you are likely to lose the fat around your belly. So people who are very overweight will see quicker results in their belly area once they actually start losing the weight.
Whole Grains and Loss of Belly Fat
A calorie controlled diet which included whole grains was able to trim the extra fat around the waistline of obese subjects.
A study was done where the participants ate whole grains and an additional 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, 3 servings of low-fat dairy products, and 2 servings of lean poultry, meat or fish, lost more weight in the abdomen than those participants who ate the same diet but with refined grains instead of whole grains.
Diets rich in whole grains reduce refined carbohydrates and change glucose and insulin response making it easier to reduce stored fat.
Refined foods such as white bread trigger several events in your body specifically by:
• Elevating your blood sugar
• Increasing your Insulin
• Depositing Fat in your body
However eating whole grain rich, high fiber diets help improve your insulin sensitivity levels which in turn help the blood glucose in your body to be more efficiently used, in turn lowering your blood glucose levels and reducing fat deposits.
If you are in a rush to lose weight and you don’t have time to exercise, add whole grain foods to your daily diet and do away with the fat on your abdomen.