17 Jun 5 Ways to Cut Belly Fat
Summer is all about beaches, bikinis, bodies and beautiful weather! Everyone wants to look their best during summer vacation and having a flat belly is priority number one.
Here are 5 easy ways to cut belly fat for that ultimate summer body.
1. Begin a Detox Day
By beginning a detox day once a week, you allow your stomach to go on its own summer vacation.
Detoxifying the body is a great way to cleanse the stomach and intestines. It also allows the stomach to relax and repair anything that needs work. It’s like Spring Cleaning – having time to do all those things that you would not usually get to do. After a few weeks you should notice some weight loss and definitely a reduction in bloating.
2. Reduce Your Salt Intake
Lose the salt to lose the weight.
Your salt intake could be the reason why that stubborn belly fat just won’t budge. Salt or sodium, is a well-hidden ingredient in almost all of our foods. So if you think you don’t eat a lot of salt, you might want to take a closer look.
A high sodium diet leads to weight gain, dehydration, bloating, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. To begin reducing that belly fat for summer, start reading nutrition labels and look out for the sodium content and try to stick to fresh, whole food that don’t contain added salts.
3. Drink Tea to Reduce the Bloat
There are some specific teas that are known for reducing stomach bloat, belly fat and water retention.
The following herbs and teas will provide your body with the fighting ingredients it needs to battle that pre-summer bloat: fennel, senna leaf, lotus leaf, rhubarb tea, green tea, nettle tea, rosehip tea, peppermint tea and ginger tea. You should be able to find them at your local tea shop, so head out and stock up!
4. Exercise Daily
Exercise is the most important element to reducing tummy fat.
Don’t think that just doing sit ups is going to your reduce belly fat, though. It doesn’t work like that. You can only lose stomach fat by reducing your overall body fat percentage.
Here are some of the best ways to lose weight and reduce body fat:
- Uphill fast walking
- HIIT workouts
- Interval training
5. Drink More Water
This might be obvious to some, but you would be surprised to know how many people do not drink enough water.
Water is the body’s most important element and needs to be replenished constantly. Water is key to stimulating weight loss, keeping the body hydrated, reducing bloating and maintaining energy levels.
Make sure you are drinking more than 2L of water a day. To help you stay on track, keep a bottle of water next to your bed, on your office desk, and in your gym bag.
If you struggle to drink water because you don’t like the taste then try flavored water. It’s a great way to add taste to your water, so
Here is a quick and easy recipe:
In 3L of water add 5 chopped strawberries, 1 stem thyme, 4 crushed mint leaves and squeeze in half a lemon. Leave in the fridge overnight and the next day you will have a refreshing and cold drink.
Just by starting some of these methods, you will soon see a reduction in belly fat, bloating, and water retention. Keep this up and that summer beach body can be yours.