We can go on and on when it comes to bad habits we have but let’s just see some of the more common ones that are the most detrimental to our struggle against the extra pounds and that obnoxious belly fat. These are the 5 most common mistakes we all make in everyday life and eliminating them will pretty soon result in eliminating the excess fat around your waist, so try to follow our advices and you’ll soon get the body you want.
You’re eating too fastHow many times you’ve caught yourself stuffing food down your throat with maximum speed just because you’re late for work or a meeting? Shifting to the fifth gear when you’re eating is the worst thing you can do to your digestive system and you should stop doing it immediately.
When we eat too fast we swallow a lot of air in the digestive tract, which leads to bloated stomach. Aside from an increased belly you’re also slowing down digestion, which is harmful for your entire body. Stephanie Middleberg, a nutritionist from New York says that fast eating is one of the worst habits a lot of people have. She says that when you eat fast you don’t chew your food properly and this leads to bigger pieces of food ending up in the gut and waiting to be processed. It also doesn’t give you a clear idea of how much you’ve eaten, often leading to overeating.
Once you sit down to eat, take your time, don’t rush it – you’ll be doing your body a favor in slowing down.
You’re drinking too much soft drinksWho doesn’t like those bubbly, sweet drinks, I know I just love them and I know I am not the only one. Well, in case you didn’t know, these carbonated drinks, be it diet or regular, can lead to a massive stomach swelling, Middleberg says. She adds that diet sodas can even be worse since they contain artificial sweeteners which can’t be digested and lead to swelling.
If you’re a soda addict you need to eliminate it from your diet entirely or at least reduce its intake significantly. You can also add a few ice cubes and wait for a few minutes before consuming the drink, it will dilute its effects and it may reduce the swelling.
You’re eating too much processed foodsAll types of processed foods are loaded with sodium which is damaging for both your waistline and your overall health. Every food company uses sodium to preserve their products and improve their flavor. This is especially true when it comes to chips, but as well as cereals, soups and salad dressings.
Every health worker will tell you to eliminate chips and other processed food from your diet and focus more on fresh fruits, veggies and healthy grains which have naturally lower sodium content.
You’re eating dinner too lateIf your dinner is almost always an hour or two before bedtime then it’s no surprise you’re belly fat is slowly increasing. When you eat this close to bedtime your body doesn’t have the time to process the food entirely because once you fall asleep your metabolism slows down and all that fat and calories just get accumulated and stored away.
Alyssa Rumsey, the spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that while you’re sleeping your body cant process food fast because your body is in rest mode and you’re low on energy.
It’ always best to eat dinner at least three or four hours before bedtime or take a piece of fruit or yogurt after your meal to aid digestion and speed up processing. It’s always better to eat a large breakfast than dinner, remember this!
You’re allergic to some type of foodIf you’re lactose or gluten intolerant it could be the reason behind your bloated stomach because people who have a food allergy can’t digest gluten or lactose for example and usually end up with a bloated belly.
If you suspect you’re allergic or intolerant of some type of food you need to take a test and consult with your doctor. Once you know for sure it’s easy enough to avoid the source of allergy.
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