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How to reduce tummy

i am 36 years old and my tummy grows bigger and bigger i don't have time to go the gym what execise do i do
(October 5, 2010)


Almost nobody wants to have a big stomach, which has loads of fat and bulges. This is why there are several people, of all ages who are looking for options on how to reduce tummy fat. Unfortunately, due to the hectic lifestyle that has become common for almost everybody now, eating healthy diet and exercising regularly are not always possible for everyone. Therefore, people are more interested in quick fix options and tips to reduce stomach fat. However, in order to get rid of abdomen fat that has accumulated in the stomach area and to make sure that you keep it off, it is necessary to apply a two-fold approach.


The most effective way of abdomen reduction, is maintaining a diet that is low in fat and exercising regularly.

Diet tips to reduce tummy fat

The first thing to do in order to reduce tummy weight is make a few healthy changes in your kitchen, by getting rid of all the high-calorie and fattening foods. Replace processed food, junk food, sweets, candies, cakes, chips and so on, with healthier options such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole wheat products, low fat dairy products, nuts, seeds and beans. When you are hungry, instead of eating a bag of chips, you could reach out for some carrot sticks or cucumbers. Replace chocolate, candy bars and other desserts, with some fresh fruit (stay away from the canned variety, as they are very high in sugar). Instead of skipping meals or eating three large meals a day, eat 5 or 6 smaller meals. Never skip breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day, as it kick-starts your metabolism. Instead, eat a heavy breakfast and stick to lighter meals during the day, leaving the lightest meal for dinner. Change your cooking style, so that you avoid foods that are fried and sautéed in oil. Instead opt for steamed vegetables, grilled meat, baked fish, boiled potato, roast chicken and so on.

Exercise to reduce tummy

There are several exercises to reduce tummy that should be practiced regularly, to get rid of all your bulges. Every effective and good workout regime should include a walk that lasts for at least half an hour, each day. After taking a walk, you could do some crunches. Start with only about ten crunches on the first day and slowly increase it by one or two, crunches, everyday. This is an excellent way to warm up & boost your metabolism. Another exercise that usually works wonders in burning tummy fat is to lie down on your tummy, while you face the ground. Raise your head and your feet simultaneously, and let your arms remain at your sides. Hold this position for as long as possible before you relax. It is important to remember that while you reduce the fat in the stomach area, you need to work on the other parts of your body. Hence, you could lift weights to build your muscle mass and increase the amount of energy, fat and calories that your body burns, even while you are not working out.

Submitted by N on October 5, 2010 at 12:05

 

Tummy Reduction Diet 

Exercise goes hand in hand with a balanced diet in tummy reduction. Abdominal obesity is a result of improper lifestyle, poor diet and low physical activity. Decline in the oestrogen production also causes an increase in weight, especially around the abdominal region. Choosing the right foods is important to reduce belly. Whole grains, fruits, cereals and vegetables are a part of a healthy diet.

Moderate intake of desserts is preferred, as they contribute to a lot of calories, due to their increased content of fats or sugars. Avoid saturated fats, such as butter, clarified butter and hydrogenated fats. The bicycle exercise is easy to do at home. It calls for no sophisticated equipments. Lie flat on your back with palms under the head. Lift the shoulder with bent knees over your chest.

Touch the left knee with your right elbows. Alternate between both the sides and have a pedalling motion with your knees. Vertical leg crunch is yet another home exercise. Lie flat on your back and lift your legs. Place them perpendicular to the floor. Lift your shoulder blades, such that you try to touch your legs.

Submitted by E L on April 1, 2008 at 07:20

 

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