How many of us absolutely love wearing taaaight jeans and yet hesitate doing so because of the overflowing fat on the waist that makes you look like a muffin? Yep, there is a reason they call it a muffin top and more than half of the Pakistani population has it because ‘God bless those desi genetics!’ You can be the skinniest person in the khandaan and yet you can have a muffin top. And it certainly isn’t much of an appreciated form of fat because it’s around the abdomen and can be the root cause of many health issues in the future. Therefore, it certainly isn’t just something you should be proud to carry around and health experts suggest you get rid of it. How to do so? Here are the top six ways.
Avoid Distracted Eating
Yes, you do need to monitor your diet a bit if you are to lose that extra abdomen fat. What you need to get rid of first-hand is your habit of distracted eating, which refers to munching on just anything while you are focused on doing something as simple as watching TV (how many times do we binge on popcorn during a movie?) Rather set aside specific meal times because when you are eating like that you are unable to control your intake.
Take Small Portions Of Meal
The very next step is to limit your portion size. When you eat small meals, it is easier for your body to get rid of those calories. Also, monitor your fat intake. Are you taking good fats or bad ones that just settle down in your waist? Processed meals should be replaced with home cooked ones. Include things like chocolate milk and green tea in your diet.
Avoid Drinking Fizzy Drinks
Well, we all know how bad we are at avoiding this one. Even if we aren’t habitual of taking drinks with every meal at home, each time we eat out at family gatherings that sprite ka tarka is pretty necessary, isn’t it? These carbonated drinks carry all those calories that you certainly do not want in your body.
Focus On Workouts That Target Your Abs
Switch to exercise routines that focus more on tightening the muscles in the abs. Include crunches in your workout along with cardiovascular exercises. Sit ups are also a good option. The thing about cardio is that it makes your heart pump more and this leads to more calorie burning.
Pick A Sport
Speaking of cardio, why not indulge yourself in a vigorous sport? Not only will it push all that unnecessary fat to all the right places, it would also help in keeping you active, You can go for swimming, running and even biking. If you are living in Islamabad, a commendable option is hiking. Also, if you are way too lazy to do that, the least you can do is go out for a regular walk?
Improve Your Posture
While you may not recognize it, a lot of times the way your body looks and feels is according to the posture you carry around. People who slouch a lot tend to have more muffin tops than those with a straight posture. Try to sit up straight and walk with your neck aligned with your shoulders. This is more of a make-a-habit thing until you get used to it.