How does it all start?
One of the most common places that fats find their way into is your stomach, especially the lower part. This has a rather simple explanation; the fat you eat is at first processed there. So why does it accumulate? When you take in excess fat, it tends to ‘dry’ up and becomes dormant. By excess fat I mean not taking the correct amount that you are required. You will be surprised to know that many of us take in 30% more fats that we actually use up! With the recent growth in fast food chains and restaurants, the number is only increasing.
Why is it so common?
With people getting busier by the day they cannot find the time to cook a decent meal or are simply too tired to do so. As a solution they are easily diverted towards fast foods and take-outs which are usually rich in trans-fats and calories. This becomes a routine for many and as a result their lower stomach tends to experience build up of fat.
How to prevent it?
The prevention techniques are rather simple and easy but hard to maintain. Only a few simple key points to maintain and if you remain persistent, the results will definitely surprise you,
- Eating what you need: a balanced diet is the key to many problems in your everyday lives. Find yourself some time to cook a good meal that is low in fats and high in proteins. If you do not have the required time or simple lack the skills then get a healthier take-out. Order from a Chinese restaurant or simple change the menu. Instead of a big Mac and fries, try the salad and vegetable meal, or simple order a veggie pizza. Make sure your diet has a good amount of fruits and vegetables since they help provide the required nutrients and provide a good body metabolism.
- Walking to lose weight: often our desk bound jobs are to blame for our laziness and lack of physical activity. If this is you case then prepare a schedule for exercise or simple go for a small jogging every now and then. Fats are a good source of energy, if you are not burning it they will obviously pile up.
- Get yourself a motivation: a lot of people already know more than a good doctor when it comes to losing weight, but the lack of motivation and consistency is what drags them back. Besides educating yourself find a few friends or people with common interest in losing weight. With a friend in the same field, you can compare results, become competitive and even share ideas.
Challenge yourself and make it a destiny. Keep changing your recipes and exercises so you do not get bored. Remain focused and have patience, since tipping off the scale is the only thing that will keep you going.