Wondering how to lose belly fat?
The damning bloated belly refuses to go away despite working out so hard. The answer to this doesn’t necessarily lie in exercising. It is some plain and simple dietary habits that can help you get rid of all the lard around your waist. Quite miraculous actually!
Experts believe that you can eat anything you like as long as you pay more heed to the timing. Just as proteins are better absorbed by the body in the day, ideally in the first half when your energy levels are soaring and your body counts on them to gain muscle mass, not fat, which in turn gives a boost to your metabolism.
Here are 7 awesome ways you can have sexy washboard abs without having to drop a sweat.
1. Boil coriander or Jeera and drink that water next morning on empty stomach
This is your first step to curbing the belly bloat you manage to get at the end of the day. Take about half teaspoon of coriander seeds or the white jeera and boil it in water. Let it stand overnight. Strain the water into a tall glass. Glug it down first thing in the morning.
2. Eat as many slices possible of watermelon in the first half of the day
This summer fruit curbs cravings. Watermelons are rich in fibre, minerals and vitamins, and act as a natural diuretic which makes it a perfect snack or addition to salads. Experts suggest it is better to have it in the first half, as the fibres in watermelon are not easily absorbed by the body as morning turns to night.
3. Have Chia seeds for breakfast, and see the tummy fat melt like it is magic
Chia seeds are a superfood, high in fibre and protein, and low in calorie. To make a meal with Chia seeds you can either boil or steam them and have them by seasoning with some salt or oregano. You can even make a delicious Chia seed salad.
4. Don’t throw away the leftover water from your yoghurt bowl. Drink it up instead.
We don’t much care about the residual water that yogurt leaves, especially when you set yogurt at home. There is ample of this yoghurt water left in the bowl. Next time, do not throw away this water, instead drain it to the last drop. Yoghurt water is actually a natural whey, which is any day better than the ready made whey protein available in the market.
5. Sip green tea or black coffee without any sugar, and see the difference
Green tea is a great pre-workout beverage that cuts bloatedness. You can have two to three cups of tea without sugar or milk a day for losing tummy fat. Coffee can also be good if you are not a tea person. Make sure to keep it black and as less sweet as possible. Green tea is a powerful source of antioxidants and activates fat loss. Have it before your workout to boost fat burning and enhance metabolism.
6. Eggs are actually great for weight loss. Don’t believe us?
Don’t let the calories in the egg yolk bother you too much. Even if it is boiled or fried, egg is a nourishing A-grade protein, any day better than chicken. How about a breakfast of scrambled eggs and a touch of carbs in the form of a toast? Your body needs the carbs and proteins together to accelerate fat burning from your tummy.
7. Eat Quinoa salad, and weight loss is guaranteed
The protein content in quinoa is quite high for a plant-based food, as usually they are found wanting in certain essential amino acids. Quinoa fulfills the fibre and protein requirement of the body, also by offering a perfect substitute to those with gluten intolerance. To make a quinoa salad, rinse it thoroughly before boiling it in medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add to it finely chopped tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions and squeeze some lemon over it.