Pot Belly is also known as Belly Fat or Abdominal obesity or even Central Obesity. It is also known as Visceral and Central Abdominal Fat or Intra-Abdominal Fat.
This type of fat occurs when excessive fat clusters around the stomach and abdomen and has built up to the extent that it is likely to have a negative impact on one’s health.
Belly fat has been strongly linked to cardiovascular diseases and other metabolic and vascular diseases.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s insightful and powerful imaging techniques were discovered that would further help advance the understanding of the health risks associated with body fat accumulation.
A pot belly is therefore caused by being too much fat and most time when the belly muscles becomes weak, the next thing is belly fat.
How to reduce stubborn pot belly naturally
- Maintain a good Posture, walk straight and tuck in your tummy. This will help to strengthen your core muscles.
- Manage your alcohol intake or better still, abstain from alcohol so as to maintain a flat tummy
- Improve on your water balance by drinking plenty of water.
- Watch Your Portion Size.
- Avoid or reduce Stress.
- Check Your Carbohydrate
- Eliminate sugar from your food
- Avoid sugar-sweetened drinks and every kind of frizzy drink. It is better you go for natural drinks like tiger nut milk, date juice, watermelon juice, cucumber juice, orange juice and many others.
- Eat more protein – it is a good long-term strategy to reduce belly fat.
- Cut down on carbs or try and eliminate them from your diet.
- Eat foods that are rich in fibre, especially viscous fiber.
- Don’t forget your regular exercises, they are very effective at reducing belly fat.
- Get enough sleep, at least 8 hours of quality sleep.
- Check your sugar intake.
- Chew your food slowly and properly.
- Don’t play with lemon and cucumber water – this alkaline rich water first thing in the morning will reduce belly fat.
- Always calm down and avoid much stress , this can contribute to a potbelly.
- Stop smoking.
- Drink more water after meal not in between your meal.
- Be careful how you eat this Nigerian food – .pounded yam and egusi soup.
- Pastries and junk foods are bad ideas as well. They are rich in highly refined wheat flour and sugar and the truth is that most of them are fattening. If you eat too much of them, you will surely gain a lot of weight.