We understand what it’s like to feel ashamed of your weight and unhappy of what you look like. Did we also mention that we totally DREAD shopping for new clothes (especially jeans), be seen in a swimsuit or even to the extreme of not wanting to have any picture and video taken?
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We take the easy way out sometimes by blaming it to our genes and we are “destined” to have that extra belly fat and flabby arms based on our parents. However, the more likely culprit for the reason why we are overweight is due to our poor eating habit (junk food!) and couch-potato sedentary lifestyle.
We know that you clicked into this page because you are seeking for ways to defeat those fat-storing metabolism. So let’s gear up to get into better shape and go down 1 size or smaller!
Keep Yourself in Check
First, ask yourself these questions:
- Are you not getting enough sleep?
- Are you constantly worrying and stressing about life?
- Are you suffering from work burnout?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you can really cause some serious belly bulging. When you’re mentally and emotionally not at peace, this causes your hormones to go “wacky” and become imbalanced. As a result, your brain will automatically release a fat storing hormone called Cortisol that causes fat storage in the abdominal area. Oh, hello belly fat.
Whenever you feel suffocated by your tasks or the stress level starts creeping in, simply take a few minutes to calm yourself down and allow yourself to consciously breathe in and out deeply. Add in 10 minutes of meditation every day, a spiritual yoga or recite a list of all the things you feel grateful for in your life. When you have a deep feeling of gratitude, you’ll definitely feel mentally happier thus this ripple effect will allow your hormones to be balanced and physically healthier looking too.
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Eat These 5 Belly-Busting Foods
Yep. This quote is very true as but we have to pursue the right kind of food that targets belly fat while boosting our digestive system to eliminate “toxic waste” and excess water from our bodies.
- Avocados: Loaded with hunger pang crushing fibre and monounsaturated fats which are proven to “spot reduce” belly fat. Stocking up these
- Dark Chocolate: Power-packed with antioxidants that are nearly eight times the number found in strawberries, Dark Chocolate with 78% or higher cocoa levels contains stimulants such as theobromine and caffeine that helps with fat burning. It also contains a nice dose of oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fat.
- Green Tea: Not only does it contain a potent antioxidant, many scientific studies have linked green tea to increased fat burning, including a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that found green tea extract boosted the daytime metabolism of test subjects by 35-43%.
- Cinnamon: Store less belly fat by nomming Cinnamon as it contains a type of antioxidant that increases insulin sensitivity and effectively helps to stabilize blood sugar.
- Greek Yogurt: Most regular yogurts are loaded with belly-bulging sugar so we should all avoid them. However, there are some Greek yogurts like Wallaby Organic Greek Plain Low-Fat and Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt that are high in protein and made with the fewest, simplest ingredients (just milk and live active cultures) that will help you reach your body goals in no time.
Extra Help From The Experts
We know we know. We just have that extra meat on the belly or love handles that do not seem to disappear even if we are deadly strict with our diet and exercise. This is the time when we send out an SOS for the expert to help us get rid of that eyesore. Dr Michelle Lim, Aesthetic Consultant of SW1 Clinic, recommends Supermodel Bodyfit Program for people who need an extra help in getting back into shape without undergoing the extremeness of surgery or for those who meet a stagnant in their weight loss journey.
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Coolshape targets, chills and melts stubborn fat with results akin to liposuction as it reduces up to 20% fat per session! Exilis Body Magic combines radiofrequency and ultrasound to effectively reduce fat and firms flabby skin with stimulation of new collagen.
In SW1’s Supermodel Bodyfit Program, the benefits of body firming and enhancing don’t stop here. Dream Body Tone enhances lymphatic flow which in turns removes fats cells effectively after CoolShape and Exilis Body Magic. Skin-tightening and loving vitamins, amino acids and peptides are infused to create younger, firmer and smooth skin by the use of Dream Body Tone.