Excessive Fat on Stomach – Let us be Realistic to an Unsettled Issue (Part 2)

Foodstuffs and Beverages Routine

Food and stomach fat
Food and stomach fat

Salty Snacks

Salt promotes belly fat no matter whatever its form because it makes your body retain lots of water. This retaining of water results in stomach bloating and weight gain. Many types of research also proved that sodium is the main culprit behind the most common gastrointestinal complaints, especially bloating. The optimum solution for the problem is to decrease your salt intake by limiting salty snacks like potato chips, nimco products, cheese puffs, etc.

To-Go Salads

Confuse, there is no need to be. The salad is saved. It won’t cause belly fat until you go for pre-packed salads, which typically come with a thick dressing that will counterbalance the salad’s nutritional value. Prefer homemade salads, having healthy dressing including spices, less sugary products, and low-fat products, instead of choosing grab-and-go salads.

Processed Flour Products

White bread, pasta, muffins, patties, etc. all are a by-product of processed flour, can interrupt in body’s process of maintaining proper energy and blood sugar levels. All of these give rise to obesity and other health issues.

Fat-Free Foods

Yes, you read it right, fat-free food contributes to weight gain too because it won’t make you feel full as compared to full-fat food. Good fat foods are good for maintaining body fitness. Eating fat-free meals results in an Intermittent desire for food, whereas high-quality full-fat food has so much energy that makes you feel full for longer and more energized. So, remember having a fat-free meal doesn’t mean less belly fat.

Milk and High-Lactose Dairy Foods

Lactose mostly found in all animal milk. It is a sugar made up of galactose and glucose. Our small intestine an enzyme called lactase, which is necessary to digest lactose. Without enough lactase, you will not be able to digest dairy products. Excess intake of high-lactose dairy foods or lactase deficiency leads to lactose intolerance, the symptoms of lactose intolerance include: bloating, stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea.

Don’t dodge your dairy products intake as it is necessary for your bone health, but the key is to limit it. Note down when what, and how much you ate, and how your body responds. In this way, you will learn how much lactose-based products you need, then stick to that limit.

Fried Foods

Fried foods fire up belly fat. They contain more calories than non-fried food; the more you eat, the more calories you get. Plus, they take a longer time to digest due to high-fat content, which causes gas, acid reflux, and heartburn.

Processed meat

Processed meat, quite delicious but harmful. They are very high in calories as well as saturated fats. They are bad for digestion because they don’t contain any fiber content, which makes them difficult to digest.

Excess Fructose

Foods and beverages having a lot of fructose may contribute to bloating, diarrhea, and gas problems. They make fat cells mature and less sensitive to insulin, which means the ability to successfully taking up glucose from the bloodstream into fat and muscles reduces.

Carbonated Drinks

These drinks release carbon dioxide gas, which results in stomach discomfort. Try to avoid drinking carbonated drinks. But if you drink, then drink them slowly; this will decrease the chances of swallowing air.

Trans fats

When hydrogen is added to unsaturated fats, trans fats are formed. Or in other words, it is the more stable form of unsaturated fats. These fats are mostly used in packaged food like baking mixes, crackers, etc. They are extremely dangerous for your belly; they contribute to excess belly fat. Besides this, they also increase the risk of heart diseases, provokes inflammation, and contribute to overeating.

To be continued …

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