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Habits that are giving you a big belly
From: cosmopolitan          Published On: July 26, 2013, 16:24 GMT
 
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Habits that are giving you a big belly
Most ladies are tired of trying and persevering to get that flat belly they have been dreaming of. You have exercised, fasted and probably gone for prayers but to no avail. Probably you are doing it all wrong; here are certain habits that making that belly even bigger.

1.You skip meals
This tactic always backfires. You end up so hungry later on that you can't help but overeat. And when you do, more fat will inevitably find its way to your midsection. Eating small- to medium-size meals every three to four hours, however, fills you up without resulting in a layer of flab.

2.You go vegetarian
Women will often avoid foods from the meat, fish, and dairy groups because they think they are packed with calories and fat. But remember, these foods are protein superstars that help boost your metabolism so you can fend off tummy budge.

3.You think bread is the enemy
White bread? Yes, but whole-grain breads and cereals? No way. These allow insulin levels to rise more gradually, reducing the chance that you'll add fat to your belly.

4.You do only sit ups
Sit-ups tone muscle, true, but they don't have any effect on the layer of fat covering them. So doing 50, 100, or even 500 sit ups won't make your jeans feel any looser. Instead of wasting all your time on sit ups, spend an extra 10 minutes on the treadmill or jog.

5.You booze a lot
Alcohol has lots of calories yet doesn't fill you up at all. If you crave a drink, make it red wine; research suggests it is healthy.

6.You eat “light” products
You may think you are doing your body a favor by opting for sugar-free yogurt, diet soda, or any other snack labeled low-fat or low-cal. But those versions are often loaded with artificial sweeteners, which some nutritionists believe may trigger your metabolism to increase fat storage.

7.You think everything fatty is bad
Foods high in monounsaturated fats help burn off belly fat and lead you to consume less. Nutritionists recommend slicing one-quarter of an avocado onto a sandwich or drizzling olive oil and vinegar on your salad.

Eat healthy, exercise more and love your body!!!


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