3 Simple Ways To Help Reduce Belly Fat

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"It's proven that by standing more often your body burns more calories," Mason added.

Stand Up

The peer-reviewed European Journal of Preventive Cardiology reported in January 2018 that "by substituting sitting with standing for six hours/day, a 65 kg [143 lbs.] 

"Assuming no increase in energy intake, this difference in energy used would be translated into the energy content of about 2.5 kg [around 5.5 lbs] of body fat mass in 1 year," the report noted.

Mason advised eating more protein while cutting sugar. Nuts, lean meat, eggs, beans, lentils, fish, and dairy are examples.

Eat Less Sugar, More Protein

"By allocating 30% of your daily calories to foods high in protein you should find your cravings reduced and metabolism increased," he said.

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Mason said individuals who "eat better quality protein tend to have less belly fat and don't put on weight as fast as those that don't have a high protein diet."

"Stress releases cortisol [an essential hormone that regulates your body's response to stress, the 'fight or flight' response], which is stored in the abdominal area."

Reduce Stress

The personal trainer suggested doing out three times a week, walking, dancing, or deep breathing to reduce tension. She advised sleeping seven to eight hours every night to lower cortisol.

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