With so much to handle, all of us feel stress at one point or another. I realized that it not only increases my tendency to gobble up lots of chocolates but also develops excess belly fat (around waist). Deep breathing exercises and meditation have helped me very much in relieving stress. You should also try that if you feel stressed most of the time.
Water! The elixir of life
Drink, drink and drink lots of water every day. If your body is dehydrated, it tends to hold on to more water from what you eat and drink thereby increasing your weight and puffiness. To prevent bloating, 8-10 glasses of water every day are recommended. Take a glass of warm water and lime juice in the morning it jump starts your metabolism and also promotes healthy digestion (keeps you clean).
Posture counts big time. Slouching pushes your hips and belly forward, making your body look heavier. It can also undo some of the benefits you get from workout. For example, compare the amount of time you exercise to the time you sit sluggishly at your desk or sofa or in your car. A good posture means shoulders back and down, belly button in and up and chin very slightly tucked. Try sitting at the edge of your chair in office to discourage hunching. My husband also suggested me an application for my computer or smartphone which can constantly remind me to keep correct posture.
Isnâ€™t that the mantra youâ€™ve been hearing all your life? Well that applies to dietary habits of a normal person like you too. Donâ€™t completely eliminate the fat content from your diet in the hope of losing weight. Research shows that non-fat diet also loses us the enzymes which help digest the fat. The result: the day you miss your routine, youâ€™ll wind up bloated. Add some healthy fats like few slices of avocado or a spoon of oil and vinegar dressing on your salad. That will ease digestion and also help your belly deflate naturally.
All of you whoâ€™ve had a night out know very well how it affects your next day routine. Apart from all sorts of negative health consequences, it also leads to weight gain by production of the hormones leptin and ghretin which make you hungrier and more prone to overeating. Studies show that missing even 2 days of normal sleep can lead to changes in these hormone levels.
Hope you will benefit from this
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