Did you know that stress amps up the production of cortisol, a "fight or flight" hormone that sends excess fat directly to your midsection in its attempt to protect your vital organs?
If you normally consume two cans of fizzy drinks, substituting plain or sparkling water can spare you about 270 calories daily. Aim for at least eight cups of water or other fluids daily.
Incorporate low-fat milk to your morning cereal and you may have a belly-busting win. Diets high in calcium-containing foods have been linked with healthier body weight. Plus, the minerals found in dairy products calcium, potassium, and magnesium can help to counterbalance bloat-inducing sodium.
If you want a silhouette figure, you really have to set aside a specific time each day to use the bathroom. Make it a tradition to pass out the digested foods and create space for the new day. Once you dismiss your body's signals, you set the stage for bloat-inducing constipation.
Buying a car is a necessity not a luxury anymore. But you must try and squeeze in a 30-minute walk daily in your tight schedule. It is the easiest way to burn waistline fat more efficiently.
Because chewing forces you to swallow more puff-producing air, it can also keep you from squeezing into your skinny jeans, explain researchers at the American College of Gastroenterology. If you need to freshen your breath, you're better off sucking on a mint.
Parents, students, corporate workers should find some alone time for themselves to relax. When you're frazzled, your body increases its production of steroids and stress hormones, which negatively affect your digestive system, causing major constipation," says Dr. Reichman.
And as if that weren't enough to leave you looking pouchy, stress also amps up the production of cortisol, a "fight or flight" hormone that sends excess fat directly to your midsection in its attempt to protect your vital organs.