Carbonated drinks, oily food make flat tummy dreams elusive
Being physical fit and possessing an impressive physical mien are one of the most important ways of living a good, pleasant life.
But it is also important to clarify that gaining weight is one thing that is very different from gaining belly fat.
Research has shown that even those under normal weight category could still have belly fat which is very unhealthy.
A lot of things which we consume unknowingly or ignorantly are major causes of unhealthy belly fat, and what is more? We consume these things on a daily basis.
Here, we have compiled 5 habits that are bad for your flat tummy and even those without flat tummy as well:
1. CARBONATED DRINKS ADDICTION
See those drinks you holla for while sitting in traffic, they are one great causes of belly fat. A bottle of carbonated drink contains over 10 cubes of sugar, and sugar is one of the major causes of belly fat.
It does not stop at just consuming this bottle, it goes on to sitting in the traffic without burning calories, going home, sitting all day long, and finally going to sleep still without burning calories and the fat goes on to settle in the abdominal area.
2. OVER-CONSUMPTION OF FRIED FOODS
Over-consumption of fried foods causes belly fat.
What makes this worse are the groundnut oil used in frying that is high in cholesterol. They settle in your abdominal area and gives that unpleasantly protruding extra flesh.
If you hope for a flat tummy, you should go a week at least without the intake of fried foods such as fried yam, fried potatoes, Akara, fried plantain, etc
3. CONSUMING PROCESSED FOODS
Consuming a lot of processed foods will make you overweight and cause that extra flesh around the abdominal area.
Those canned foods like sweet corn, sardine, geisha, and the likes should also reduce. Reduction in the consumption of these foods even will lead to a significant reduction in the risk of other weight-related issues.
4. GOING TO BED IMMEDIATELY AFTER MEAL
Going to sleep immediately after eating or even lieing down decreases the rate of your food digesting.
This is because when you eat and sleep almost immediately, you are altering the process which the food ought to naturally digest. It then becomes hard for the food to go through the normal channel and it ends up settling in the lower abdomen.
You could always find some other activities to engage in and then take your nap some 30 minutes later.
5. TAKING COLD BEVERAGES
Taking cold beverages adds to the flesh around the stomach.
It is even worse when you take cold beverages or even cold eater after consuming oily foods.
The cold water causes the oil to solidify and then settle in the lower abdomen thereby causing belly fat.
In place of cold beverages, a glass of warm water would do. It would help to melt the oil and digest it properly.
In sum, we must understand that everything should be done in moderation.