Stomach fat is often a sore point for most people.
If you are not among the lucky ones who have leveled and tighten the abdomen, we bring description of five types of stomach and the ways in which they can tighten up or solve the problems that you struggle.
Find out which type you have and apply tips to help you rehabilitate the existing problem.
1. “Spare tire (rim, lifebuoy)”
If you are this type, probably you mostly sit and work at the table or sit on the couch or you are emotional “eater”. Eat a lot of sugar and carbohydrates in cookies, cakes, white bread, pasta and rice. And you drink alcohol.
To get rid of belly fat and make it flat, reduce alcohol intake and avoid snacks. Choose nutritious food and go up the stairs instead of the elevator and use every opportunity to walk. Do not be mistaken that you have to go to hard work out in the gym, a simple long walks, exercise lunges, squats and push-ups at home or yoga classes will be useful to you.
2. Stomach due to stress
Very ambitious types tend to “great” achievements, and are often perfectionists.
Also typically are susceptible to digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which can cause bloating and make their bellies look worse.
Fat is located in the central part of the abdomen and around the navel. When we are stressed, we produce cortisol, a hormone that stimulates the body to retain fat around the abdomen. This type of stomach also will be pretty hard to the touch.
If you have this belly, go to bed earlier and sleep longer. Lack of sleep disrupts the production of leptin, a hormone that helps regulate appetite and metabolism. Try to relax as much as possible, and will help you in this, and deep breathing exercises, meditation and baths before bed and chamomile tea. Limit your coffee intake to a maximum of two cups per day. Practice yoga, go for a long walk, swimming or practice the exercises with the formation of resistance.
3. Belly “quiver”
Most often you have working mothers or women with a demanding career. Often people with this type of stomach have lower abdomen, even if you are on a diet or training. If you have this type of stomach, change your diet, choose foods that contain a lot of fiber and green leafy vegetables, whole grains and do not forget to drink enough water.
If you exercise your abs, stop. This exercise replace isometric exercises, which serves to strengthen the muscles. Lie face down and lean on the forearm. Cast off from the floor, get up on your toes and elbows so that your body is parallel to the floor. Do this exercise for 10 seconds at first, going up to a minute long.
4. “My mother’s belly”
Mothers after childbirth remain whit a belly which they try to “solve” as soon as possible. Therefore, they are often under stress to return to a perfect line, and stress aggravates the whole process.
Take omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (flaxseed oil is an excellent source for vegetarians).
Eat nuts, olive oil and – every day. Except that will help you lose fat and to absorb vitamins from food, also helps against fatigue. Practice Kegel exercises because this will help to strengthen your abdominal muscles from the inside out. Exercise 15 to 20 times in five series of the day.
Refrain from sit-ups because after birth muscles linea alba (white line) – located in the middle – can separate the line of the abdomen and it takes time to recover. Sit-ups are the worst thing you can do because it will force the muscles to be more separated. Practice so you take a deep breath while standing on your feet and slowly exhale while doing Kegel exercises.
5. Swollen abdomen
Swell bellies are often level in the morning, but was surpassed during the day due to gas or indigestion. Probably you often eat the same food, but you are not even aware that you cannot stand it. The most common intolerance is to wheat and gluten, which can cause inflammation of the intestines and so do the belly seems bigger.
Try to determine which foods interfere with your digestion or go to test it, and deploy in your diet as many fresh ingredients.