How To Lose Belly Fat For Men
Are you struggling with belly fat? Are you self-conscious of your belly? Are you embarrassed when taking off your shirt and enjoy the sun, the sand and the surf? If your answer is ‘yes’ to these questions it is high time you took some steps to learn how to lose belly fat for men.
Belly fat not only spoils your figure and manliness, it also poses a lot of health warnings. It increases the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and stoke etc. Gone are the days when people thought that it was a sign of wealth. Today people realize that it is a sign of obesity. It is important that you lose your belly fat before it causes serious health problems.
Lets quickly look at some basic tips to lose belly fat for men. Its important to note that belly fat in men is more dangerous than the belly fat in women. The following 3 areas are where you should focus your attention and energy to see the best results.
A right diet is very essential for losing belly fat. It is important to cut down the extra calories. The extra calories that you take are stored in the belly. Fasting is not a solution to get a flat stomach. Replacing a diet rich in fiber content in the place of junk food is very important for losing belly fat. Fiber rich food includes fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain cereals, brown rice and oats etc. It is better to six meals of smaller quantities instead of three heavy meals. You can go for a mid morning and mid afternoon snack. Cucumbers, apples, fresh fruits like apple, pineapple or papaya are the best choices to be had as snacks.
Drink plenty of water. You should drink at least two liters of water a day. Water helps in removing the waste toxins from your body. You can also drink non sweetened juices, buttermilk and tender coconut. Avoid the intake of soda drinks and coffee. Go for green tea.
2. Physical exercises
No diet plan can be successful in losing fat belly if you are physically inactive. A combination of diet and physical exercises is necessary to lose belly fat. There are many physical activities that are helpful to reduce the size of your belly including walking, jogging, cycling, dancing, aerobics, cardiovascular exercises, sports, gym activities and many more. It is important that you choose something that you love to do. Whatever you choose to do, you should follow a strict routine. It is not easy to follow a routine unless you love to do it. Don’t overdo or exert yourself. Start with slow walking for 15-20 minutes before going for a jog for an hour.
There are some simple abdominal exercises that will help you to flatten your stomach. Lie on your back and raise your left leg and count upto ten. Then raise both your legs and count upto ten. Continue with your right leg and then both legs again. Repeat the same for five times. You can also bend your knees towards your stomach and then straighten them slowly. Repeat the same for ten times. Fold your palms behind the back of your head lying on your back. Now lift your head to the right and then to the left. Repeat this for ten times. You can do all the above while watching television.
You can also do some simple yogic exercises which are proved to be very effective in losing belly fat. It is better to learn them from a licensed yoga master.
Avoid drinking and smoking. Avoid using escalators and elevators. Use the stairs. Avoid cars for short distances. Take a brisk walk. Sleep well and avoid stress.
The above are a few tips on how to lose belly fat in men. Remember you have to be patient. You cannot lose belly fat overnight. Never lose confidence. Be sincere and patient in your efforts and you are sure to be rewarded.