HOW TO REDUCE BELLY FAT

September 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda



How can we get relieved of that excess fat that makes us look out of shape.This is a problem across the globe.

According to ayurveda, belly fat is caused due to a number of reasons which cause an increase in the kapha dosha. Lack of exercise, sleeping in the afternoons, and an unhealthy diet and lifestyle can collectively lead to this state. There are many ways to lose belly fat with ayurveda which are based upon diet and lifestyle regulations.

That’s linked to a greater chance of developing high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and certain cancers (including breast cancer and colon cancer.)

TIPS FOR REDUCING BELLY FAT:

  • Avoid sweets, sweetened drinks, carbohydrate and oil rich foods which increases kapha.
  • Minimize salt intake and milk based products such as ice-creams and butter.
  • Consume more of wheat based products. Minimize on rice products.
  • Increase the intake of fibers in your diet. Fibre food makes you feel fuller.
  • Drink a glass of warm water when you get up. This is very effective for reducing belly fat.
  • Use a lot of cinnamon, ginger and pepper in your cooking.
  • Consume one teaspoon of honey with a cup of tea to aid weight loss.

Ayurvedic practitioners suggest that one must consume two fruits in the morning and one fruit every evening to reduce belly fat.

Losing extra fat from the body is not at all an easy job. It requires a strict diet plan along with various fat burning exercises. Generally all forms of exercise burn fat, but some are more effective than others.

Fat burning exercises are one of the ways to lose weight. The intensity of these exercises depends on how high you have set your weight loss goal. The intensity of your fat burning workouts would depend on your current health and capacity for physical exertion. Some of the fat burning exercises are:

Walking Walking is a very easy way to burn that excess fat from your body. You can increase the intensity to burn more calories. This can be done by walking faster, covering long distances or doing short distances for an extended period of time. Walking can increase your fitness level too.

JoggingThis is a great cardiovascular exercise with multiple benefits. It not only help you to burn calories but also tones your legs, thighs and calf muscles; thereby giving you a shapely body. Jogging enables you to get rid of more fats in lesser time.

Biking or cycling Cycling either indoors on a machine or outdoors is an excellent cardio activity. Variation in intensity can drastically alter the amount of calories burned. In general, you can burn anywhere from 200 to 400 calories per half-hour.

Sit ups: It is another good fat burning exercise that directly burns the fat around your stomach, the area from which losing weight is most difficult. Five to ten sets of sit-ups everyday is a great way to tone your stomach.

SwimmingSwimming makes you lightweight, as it is a minimal resistance and low impact fat burning exercise. Try to incorporate swimming in your daily routine for fast fat loss.

Side bendsApart from toning your body and stomach, it is also essential to focus on the side parts of the stomach, so that fat gets reduced equally from all sides. Side bend exercises help in burning the fats deposited on the side of your stomach.

By following these fat burning exercises religiously complemented with a sensible meal plan, you can burn your fat drastically.

4 basic points to avoid belly fat. Good exercise, Good diet, Good sleep and avoid stress. You will be amazed to see the results with better lifestyle.

 

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