Muffin top or jelly belly are just some of the ways we talk about our mid-sections or our stomach areas. This region of our bodies causes the most stress to us when we look in the mirror or are getting dressed. Aside from the health risk that having a large belly poses to us we also have to deal with the self-confidence issues that go with it. Either one is not good for our physical well-being and is something that we can all do something about.
If you are ready to battle that jelly belly and start with a healthier new you then go through this article and its various scientifically proven points. Remember just reading the article is not going to flatten your belly. You actually have to do the work.
Starting the new year with a flatter belly will not only benefit your health-wise but will certainly boost your confidence. No more having to hide under loose fitting tops. A flatter belly will allow you to wear that body hugging fashion items that you have hidden in the back of your closet. Like everything in life, you need to exercise and proceed with moderation.
This is not an overnight fix for your muffin top. This is a guideline to help you proceed forward with a structured plan to slowly turn the fat on your midsection into a flatter and learner area. As you shed the weight so your confidence in yourself will grow as well. When we feel good we look good.
1. Reduce your calorie intake
It’s a proven fact that if you reduce your calorie intake daily you will lose weight. But you can’t just drastically reduce it as this will lead to other issues. You need to ensure that your body is getting the fuel it needs to keep up its functions.
Let’s start with the simplest way to reduce calories almost instantly – cut out all sugar from your diet. Say goodbye to those things we nibble on at night; carbonated drinks, chocolates, and crisps. They are all loaded with sugar. When we consume these at night they are literally just going to sit on our belly’s like a lump of lard.
Sugar is a useless calorie waster. It has no national value what so ever to your body. In today’s world, we consume way to much sugar. It’s also found in just about any product that is preserved i.e. if it’s in a can or has a shelf life of longer than a few days you know that it has sugar added to it to keep it preserved. Just cut in out of your daily “food” intake.
If you have a sweet tooth doesn’t panic as there are other natural sugars that you can use. Just do a bit of research. But seriously though if you can go cold turkey this is the best for you in the long run. It won’t take more than a few days for you to get used to not having sugar. Yes, you are going to get cravings, but just ignore these or have a glass of water when you feel you want something sweet. Just cutting out sugar from your diet is going to make such a difference within a few weeks.