A Flat Contoured Stomach is a goal many people are striving to have. However, the battle of the bulge is a reality many people have to face. Are you doing a lot of ab exercises and still no results? Maybe there’s a bigger problem you need to address.
Blackdoctor.org lays out six things that may be the reason you have belly fat. Check these out and see if you can relate.
1. Uninhibited Weekends
Researchers have found that people eat significantly more on weekends without even noticing it; especially on Saturdays when fat consumption is at its highest. Those extra weekend calories can quickly add up.
To avoid overindulging on the weekends, pay special attention to portion size and limit your alcohol consumption. Alcohol is full of empty calories and it lowers your inhibitions enough to cause you to eat foods and amounts you wouldn’t normally.
2. Eating On the Run
Who hasn’t walked and scarfed down lunch at the same time? When you’re in a hurry the first thing you sacrifice is usually time to sit down to a decent meal. Eating on the run can cause you to eat too quickly for your body’s hunger and satisfaction signals to keep up. If you take less than 20 minutes to eat a meal, you could
could be setting yourself up for cravings and overeating. To avoid this, sit down and slow down before you eat.
3. Plus-Sized Portions
Over the last 50 years, restaurant portions have grown out of control and so have our weights. We’ve become so used to the huge portion sizes that they seem normal now. Cook at home instead of eating out and use a smaller plate for your meals. Remember that half your plate should be filled with vegetables and one fourth with a lean protein. If you must eat at a restaurant ask for a doggie bag before you eat and pack up the excess portion to avoid digging into too much food.