As you grow older, your body metabolism slows down. This means that you have to move more and eat less, otherwise you will gain weight. The problem with gaining weight is that it usually accumulates around muscles which don’t move, the belly for instance. Here are four simple ways to lose belly fat:
- Eat a Balanced Breakfast
You should eat 2,000 calories or less every day. Of those calories, try to limit your breakfast to about 600 to 650 calories. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you cannot skip it. When you skip breakfast, you will eat more later.
- Move and Walk About
A lot of people don’t have the time to go to a gym. If you are one of those persons, then you should find ways to move around during the day if only to burn off calories. If you are in the office, stand up every hour, or every half hour and walk around. This also helps the circulation to your legs, preventing any feeling of numbness.
- The Benefits of Water
Water rehydrates you. It also cleanses your body of toxins. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. That is equivalent to more or less one gallon of water a day. It also lessens your thirst as well as any hunger pangs. Go to the water cooler every hour and drink a glass of water.
- Avoid Fast Food
Fast food has a lot of additives. Fast food also contains fat, bad cholesterol and high levels of sodium. Moreover, fast food is not just the burger or sandwich, it includes the side dishes, the sauces and carbonated drinks as well. These can easily shoot up your caloric intake.
Losing belly fat is not an easy task. Belly fat accumulates slowly, and the healthiest way to lose it is also done slowly. If you developed a big tummy over the course of ten years, you would also be advised to lose it over the same amount of time. There are other factors to consider if you lose weight too fast. For example, your skin will sag.
Remember to eat smart, make good eating habits and keep on moving. This is a healthy decision for the long run.