So did you know that one of the worst places your body can store fat is your midsection?
Great. So that stubborn section is the biggest risk factor to not only heart disease but type 2 diabetes. And that’s just the beginning.
Well, in order to truly burn belly fat, you’ll need to put some extra time in at the gym (upping your cardio and core workouts).
But before you do that, you’ll want to reconfigure your diet. Yep.
Did you really think there was another way around it?
Here are some things to consider adding to your food regimen:
According to BodyBuilding.com, MCT simply stands for medium chain triglycerides, as opposed to long chain triglycerides (LCT), which are found in most foods. MCT is comprised of primarily caprylic and capric fatty acids, and is a light-yellow, odorless, translucent liquid at room temperature. MCT oil occurs naturally in coconut oil and other foods.
So basically, when MCTs is absorbed into the blood stream, it bypasses the digestion process that longer chain fats go through. Therefore, MCT’s provide quick energy and boosts your metabolism.
Healthy Fat-Filled Foods
So for this, you should be thinking:
- Sweet potatoes
- Oily fish (i.e. salmon)
You may already know this but healthy fats are super important when trying to lose weight. And this is especially true when it comes to the stomach region.
You shouldn’t neglect your body of protein as it needs it (as well as the fat) to function at its best.
If you deprive your body of the proper amount of carbohydrates and healthy fats, your body then search for a secondary source, your muscles. 🙁
You may not be a fan, but you should try getting use to eating sauerkraut by the spoonful if you really want to lose weight in your belly.
If sauerkraut isn’t’ your thing, try kimchi, or bone broth.
All these probiotics can also have a positive effect on your skin – glowing skin.
This is especially true if you suffer from acne, rosacea, or eczema.
It’s really about time you swapped out the white bread for whole grains like:
- Brown rice
- Black rice
- And barley.
To help reduce fat in your gut, try removing refined grains from your diet and subbing in whole grains. Another positive to this is that you’ll whole grains can also fight inflammation and prevent heart disease.
Apple Cider Vinegar
It’s been noted that women who typically gain weight in their midsection tend to do so because of digestion issues, hormonal balance, and/or bloating. So using Apple Cider Vinegar actually helps balance healthy bacteria in the gut, promoting better digestion, balancing PH levels in the body, and killing any viruses/unwanted bacteria.
With that, you should note that ACV helps increase stomach acid (which improves digestion) and aids your body’s absorption of key nutrients from food.
It’s best to mix one tablespoon of ACV with eight ounces of water, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drop of stevia to taste.