According to a recent survey conducted by Kayla Itsines, 80% of women listed their abs as the body part they’re most insecure about and the one they want to focus the most on improving.
Belly fat is more than just an aesthetic issue, belly fat is linked to health issues as well. Belly fat is known as visceral fat and it surrounds your organs which can lead to health problems like diabetes, heart disease, insulin resistance and some cancers.
Getting rid of belly fat requires a combination of exercise and nutrition, below are 5 things you can do to get rid of that stubborn belly fat.
Aerobic exercises are a very effective way of getting rid of belly fat. Running, Walking, Swimming, Cycling
- Eat enough Fibre
Our bodies need
- Lift Heavier Weights
If you’re only doing
- Eat protein
Protein does two things when it comes to helping get rid of belly fat. Firstly, protein is filling which means you get full after fewer calories and stay fuller for longer. Secondly, protein can protect you against insulin resistance which leads to belly fat.
- Sleep More
The easiest thing to do is make sure you get enough sleep, which for most people is between 7-9 hours a night. Having fewer than 5 hours of sleep per night is linked to visceral fat. Not to mention when you are tired you are more likely to opt for unhealthy foods and skip exercise.