As the weather warms up, we put away our heavy sweaters and throw on lighter layers of clothing only to become more conscious of our body appearance. One of the most common questions asked – How do I lose belly fat?
From stress to sugar cravings, there are many reasons we have trouble burning unwanted fat. Good news is that you’re in total control. Here are 6 ways to burn belly fat in time for Summer:
Sleep. We can’t stress it enough! When you’re tired, your body produces more ghrelin – a trigger for sugar cravings. Losing sleep can also change your hormone production, affecting cortisol levels that cause insulin sensitivity. Aim for about 7 hours of sleep each night for best results!
Quick workouts. Unfortunately, 1000 crunches a night alone won’t cut it. Without adding a cardio workout to your routine, you’re only getting stronger without burning layers of fat on top. It will also help to do an exercise that engages multiple muscle groups. Try planking – 3 or 4 sets of 30 seconds each!
Vitamin C. On stressful days, you produce more cortisol hormone, so it’s important to balance your levels. Vitamin C is a great aid that makes carnitine, “a compound used by the body to turn fat into fuel”. If you find yourself having a stressful day at work, increase your vitamin C intake.
Eat fat. That’s right! Fat doesn’t create fat – sugar does. There are a number of good fats like salmon, walnuts, and avocados 0 rich in Omega 3’s. Eating more of these nutrients will help you get your body into its best shape!
Some belly fat stays with us no matter how hard we try to fight it. If these 6 tips don’t give you the results you’re looking for, call Island Plastic Surgery for our abdomen procedures .