10 How To Beat The Belly Fat Tips (Being At Home)!
Have you faced that moment, when you have a party at your office/college and you decide to wear something amazing? So you go to your favourite shopping store and you find a jaw-dropping discount on an exceptionally beautiful dress.
There is only one piece left! How lucky of you to find it!
There are two other ladies gazing at the dress you choose and are waiting to snatch it the moment you leave it from your hands.
You know you have grabbed the best deal!
You know it is the best and thus you rush to the changing room with that dress and can't wait to try it.
But alas, it does not fit you well.
You squeeze yourself inside the dress nevertheless, you pout in the mirror to make your cheeks look slimmer, you open your hair to hide the arm fat but then you wonder how will I hide the extra fat on my legs. As you are looking at yourself in the mirror, you realize the worse part is the belly fat. No matter how hard you inhale and hold your breath, it still manages to peep out.
You have tried your best to make yourself look slim for the dress, but all in vain it goes.
Heartlessly you come out of the changing room, leaving the dress- your love at first sight there.
But wait, the worst is yet to come.
On the eve of the party, you see your enemy wearing the same dress and flaunting her curves like never before.
I don’t need to express the amount of eye-burn it might cause.
It is rightly said that “men love curves and only dog loves bones”, but apart from simply the pleasing part, having extra fat in your body leads to many other health complications. If the extra fat is not checked at the right time, it may grow to become a chronic one or even obesity. This in turn not only makes you live a less healthy life but also adds up to to a lot of problems sooner or later. Moreover, the type of fat present on your belly is called visceral fat. Which when present in the body leads to a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions
So how do we reduce the bad fats in our body especially the ones which are present on the belly?
Hitting the gym and joining the Zumba etc may be effective, but as per my experience, before you do any of these, do try out below-mentioned home-based methods.
Read on to know more about how can you reduce your belly fat by following the below 15 home based modus operandi!
#1. Determine, Commit, Motivate, Achieve
Before everything you do or plan to do, remember to register the above 4 words to yourself. This time you won’t just let the mission “Flat-Tummy” fade away as you did before.
You have to be determined to get yourself, in shape, not for anyone, but for your own well being.
You have to commit to yourself that you would not neglect the seriousness of this determination. You will commit yourself till you achieve your aim.
When you face disappointments, which you will, don't lose hope. Be a self-motivated individual and keep striving hard.
And after you do all the above, you will achieve your goal and once you do it, relish it, thank us later :)
#2. Don’t underestimate the power of the H2O
When you drink water, what happens to your body?
- Increases metabolism
- Improves digestion
- Dissolves and flushes out toxins
- Cleanses the internal parts
It may seem obvious that everything is related to our digestion, which in turn refers to the food we eat. If digestion is not well, metabolism is weak, then fats depositing around the tummy area is evident. Hence make sure you are not skipping on the recommended amount of water intake.
#3. Big No to the Sweet teeth
Sweets, as sweet as they sound are not very sweet to your body.
If you think you will curb your sugar intake, that won't be of help really. Because you don't realize, unknowingly you consume sweet through many other sources like soda, artificial sweeteners, cold drinks, brownies even in fruit juices etc.
Sugar is only for your taste buds and adds no value to your body. But it does give you one thing in galore, which is calories.
If you consume more calories than you burn each day, then the excess is stored in your body in the form of fat on and around your belly.
Best alternative to sugar and other artificial sweeteners are honey, jaggery or brown sugar.
#4. Get that good night sleep
Sometime back, I read an article that said, you could reduce fat by only sleeping right!
Yes, I too found it bizarre but it’s a fact. According to recent studies, sleep deprivation has a direct relation with fat accumulation.
To understand this further, let us think of a laborer at any construction site and a rich businessman. The labourer who slogs all day, earns a single bread for the day, eats and sleep sound, without worrying much about tomorrow. On the other hand, the rich businessman keeps worrying about his money, his business, his expansion plans, and so many other things, hence sleeps but not in a peaceful manner.
Less sleep leads to more stress which leads to fats. Want to know how, read the below point.
#5. Say bye bye to stress with your favourite dance moves
Ever heard about a hormone called as “cortisol”?
This is one of the culprits for that belly fat around your waistline.
And you might be amazed to know that all you need to do, to avoid this hormone to be secreted in the body in excess. It is not to worry!
That is it.
So today evening, after all our work, lock yourself in a room, get the grooviest music, play it and dance your hearts out.
Dancing not only reduces stress, but also makes you more agile, helps workout, improves the condition of your heart and lungs, increases muscular strength, increases aerobic fitness, improves muscle tone and strength, helps in weight management, results in stronger bones and what not.
#6. Early to bed, early to rise, makes her slim and nice
Disciplined life has never disappointed anyone.
So what actually happens when you sleep early and wake up early?
- You’re more likely to eat a well-balanced diet or breakfast.
- You’re more likely to exercise.
- As you fall asleep earlier and wake up earlier, your body tunes with Earth’s circadian rhythms, hence you get more restorative and deeper sleep.
- You are assertive, productive and you become confident.
- You stress out less and thus experience mental health.
All these pointers have a direct or indirect relation to your healthy body. Therefore, make sure you sleep early to get a perfect sleep and rise up early to exercise.
#7. Starving no way helps in reducing fat, it does the opposite
Dieting does help you to come back in shape, but in the name of dieting, people usually end up starving themselves.
But is starving a good option?
Hell no! What starvation does to your body is, when you starve by not eating proper food, your body will automatically start to react by slowing its metabolism, as a way of protecting itself. This way, your metabolism is affected and it may not be useful for the long run.
Hence in order to lose weight, you have to eat healthily and not starve.
#8. Alcohol may give you a high, but also gives you fats
How often you drink or how little you drink, does not matter at all. Doctors have always emphasized on the fact that alcohol is not good for your health. And when it comes to the belly fat, alcohol does contribute a lot to it.
Alcohol provides a considerable amount of calorie to the body. Not only it increases appetite but also results in a further increase to calorie intake. Now once the excess calorie from other sources is available, the liver will not use it due to its own stored calories and hence more fat is accumulated in the body. Research says, when a woman consumes alcohol, her body takes more time to process the alcohol, resulting in more adverse effects.
It is also said that if you stop drinking, you eat 384 fewer calories per day, sleep well, feel less drowsy and more energetic to workout.
#9. Try different types of cooking oils, vouch for coconut
We should consciously understand what are eating and what it does to our body. And that is why, when you are cooking, you should be aware of the cooking oil that you use. Try to switch between different cooking oil but remember coconut oil, when taken in an appropriate measure can do a great benefit to your body.
Coconut oil which is high in Medium Chain Triglycerides. These are fatty acids that are metabolized differently than most other fats. Hence it leads to beneficial effects on metabolism. In addition to these, it also helps in weight loss, reduced waist circumference and various improvements in metabolic health.
#10. Too obvious: eliminate junk food, excessive oily or fried products.
I have heard people saying, “today is my cheat day!” and then they start munching on all kinds of junk food. It has been repeatedly said that junk foods do damage to your body and overall health.
Junk foods usually contain trans fats, saturated fats and are made up of refined carbs. What is even worse is the trans fats are the culprit since they raise bad cholesterol, depleting the good (HDL) kind and the refined carbs like white rice, pasta, and flour have their healthy bits removed, leaving them less beneficial.
Refined carbs low are low in nutrients. They are converted by the body into sugars and can boost blood sugar levels. Now we already know sugar is a villain for the lean waistline. When these levels are high, your body uses these sugar instead of fat stores for an instant energy boost. Therefore you get hungry faster and end up eating more.
#11. Warm Water + Honey + Lemon juice= magic
I would personally affirm for this magical potion. I would put it straight that if you are consuming it for 2 weeks or 3, you are no way going to see the difference. You have to stick to this regime for at least 3-4 months.
Early morning, before you even brush your teeth, take a glass full of water, boil it till its lukewarm, squeeze half a lemon into it and add one teaspoon of honey. Drink this and get refreshed!
What wonders does this do,
- Cleanses your system
- Detoxifies your Liver
- Helps in digestion
- Prepares your immune for the rest of the day
- Increases stomach acid secretion production and bile secretion
- Encourages systematic breakdown of food materials
- Helps in seamless absorption of nutrients
- Makes the bowel movement easy, hence reducing the bloating and other issues
- Improves metabolism and the best part- activates the fat burning mode of the body!
So mark this in your to-do list as the first thing.
#12. Eat fiber and protein rich food
As you might have understood by now, that eating healthy, is the key to the success of better health and thus better physique.
It is needless to say that if you make your daily dietary fiber and protein-rich, you will be profited in the ways you would love. Hence, make sure you never skip your breakfast, instead have fibre and protein-rich meal, keeping the carbs at the minimum.
Try to maintain your breakfast with the followings,
- Brussel sprouts
- Flax seeds
- Loads of colourful vegetables
#13. Apple cider vinegar is more than just vinegar
You heard it right!
Apple cider vinegar which is made up of majorly two components i.e crushed apples and yeast to ferment it, can do miracles in reducing the fat around your belly.
It has numerous benefits like reducing blood pressure, decreases insulin levels and so on. But it hits at the target for the ones who are worrying about their belly fat.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) reduces blood sugar level, improves metabolism, suppresses the appetite, reduces the fat storage and guess what? It also burns the fat, actively. All thanks to the acetic acid in it.
You can consume the ACV with olive oil as salad dressing or you can simply mix 1-2 tbsp of ACV with a glass full of water and have it in empty stomach.
However, be careful while having the ACV and always remember to have it in diluted form with water only. Also, its best to have first thing in the morning.
#14. Green tea twice a day keeps the belly fat away
With so many advertisements on the television about green tea, people have become obsessed about it. But do you know how to consume it so that you derive the best from it?
Here is how,
- Stale green tea is not of any use. Drink only freshly brewed green tea.
- Don’t heat the water too much. The water should be warm enough to activate your systems but not too hot to burn away your tongue. Also never sink the green tea bag when the water is boiling hot, it can cause an adverse effect.
- Drinking green tea on empty stomach is not advisable.
- It is advisable to have green tea sometime after you have had fat rich food or a heavy meal.
- Do not drink green tea early in the morning as the first thing.
#15. Exercise is indispensable!
Last but not the least, Exercise!
Without this, you can never keep yourself healthy.
Exercises, cardio, simple home exercises, 4-5 rounds of jogging or walking can help you to lose the stored fats. There are exercises in galore on the internet these days. All you need to do is google out the best-suited exercise for the belly fat. Also, there are mobile applications, which are free of cost and easily available on the google play store, that guide you through many home exercises.
If exercise is not your thing, then you can opt for yoga asanas or the power yoga techniques. I have seen women who have reduced Kilograms after doing power yoga religiously.
(Check out These - 17 Yoga For Weight Loss Asanas)
Give yourself the priority and love yourself first. By following the above-mentioned pointers, I am sure you will reinvent yourself and so will your near and dear ones.
Do comment below and let me know, if you know more effective ways to reduce belly fat at home.
R*****Very very very useful... Thank u sooo much
S*****Very informative article.
I*****It's very useful tips... Sure will follow this😊
T*****Wow thankyou very much 🙏will work out 💕
P*****Thanks will definitely try the above things glad to know I m also concentrating on weight loss so😊
S*****Hi Cruzina, i am really glad you liked the write up. Do let us know how well it suits you 😊😊
S*****Thank you so much @Chandini. I wish you all the best and may you grow even more gorgeous 😊
C*****Very well written and am definitely going to follow these good tips
C*****Very well written Sainy! I'm trying to get my tummy toned right now and these tips will help a lot!