During Covid, many of us put on a few pounds (or more!). It was easy enough to do, what with being home most of the time. Access to food, limited activity and anxiety about the future is a recipe for weight gain. Instead of a six-pack, we’re now counting rolls!
Don’t despair. Just as you put on that excess weight, you can take it off. The Vida180 belly-loss diet is easy to follow. But start now if you want to be bathing suit-ready by summer!
What to eat and what to avoid
Unhealthy eating is the primary cause of a blossoming belly. Too many starchy carbohydrates and bad fats add bulk to your midsection. So what can you eat?
Fill up your plate with veggies and lean proteins like chicken breast, fish, eggs and beans. Stay away from fats from red meats. Opt for healthier fats that come from fish, nuts, and avocados. And it goes without saying, you probably ought to lay off the desserts.
At the grocery store, look for fresh fruit and vegetables that are just now coming into season. Fill up your cart with healthy food items and steer clear of the cookie, candy and ice cream aisles. Just pretend they don’t even exist!
Over-eating adds pounds, even if you’re consuming healthy foods. To lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you ingest.
The fat under your abdominal muscles and around vital organs (called visceral) makes cardiovascular disease and diabetes more likely. It can also lead to high blood pressure and other serious ailments.
Choose healthy foods and limit your portions to single servings to reduce your belly fat. It may take some extreme self-discipline in the beginning but you’ll soon adjust to eating smaller amounts.
Eat soluble fiber
Soluble fiber helps trim the waistline. It absorbs water and forms a gel that slows down food as it moves through your digestive system.
Fiber also helps you feel full, so you’re less tempted to overeat. It can also decrease the amount of calories your body absorbs from food and help reduce cholesterol.
Dietary fiber isn’t hard to find. It’s in:
- Brussel sprouts
- Shitaki noodles
- Flax seeds
Go easy on the alcohol
Research suggests that drinking too much alcohol can result in belly fat. If you’re looking to trim your waistline, consider drinking only occasionally and in moderation. If you’re seeking faster results, it might make sense to abstain (almost) completely. Don’t you think it’s worth it if it helps you look and feel your best?
Reduce your stress levels
Did you know stress can contribute to belly fat? It triggers the adrenal glands to produce cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. High cortisol levels increase appetite and add abdominal fat.
To reduce stress, take a yoga class, try daily meditation, go for a long walk, delegate some of your work load. Eliminating stressors, whatever they may be, will have a positive effect on your daily life while helping you lose weight.
Get off the couch – now
The sun is shining. Temperatures are rising. Spring is in the air! It’s time to get off the couch and go for a walk, shoot some baskets, maybe take a fresh-air yoga class.
Start today with the Vida180 belly loss diet. Losing weight is easy with the individual diet plan! With our many delicious, light recipes, you can set course for your personal diet success!
Concealing isn’t winning
The longer days and warmer weather mean we’re trading our jackets for tee-shirts, shorts and bathing suits. No more loose sweaters to hide those winter love handles. And no more excuses!
Concealing extra pounds may have worked for a while, but it doesn’t help your health and well-being. Get serious about making the lifestyle changes that will give you true results.
Change your eating habits with the individual diet plan from Vida180. Get started with your free diet analysis!
Do your old summer clothes still fit?
Lucky are those who can easily zip up their summer skirts from last year. But for many of us, that ship has sailed.
You have two options:
1) Choose to go shopping and buy all new clothes in a larger size, or
2) Pull the rip-cord now on changing your eating habits and losing weight in a healthy way.
Option #2 comes with the added perk of helping you feel good about yourself. And who wouldn’t want that?
Don’t wait any longer to start your diet. Use this spring to start your Vida180 belly-loss diet. Get down to your dream weight – start your free diet analysis now!