If you are not in he group of people that can show around their flat and sexy stomach, experts made a categorization of five types of bellies and the effective ways to tighten your stomach and get rid of the belly fat. Find your type of belly and follow the advice to solve the problem that is bothering you.
If you have this type of belly you probably mostly sit while working or sit on the couch or maybe you are an emotional “eater”. Also, it is very possible that you consume too much sugary foods and carbohydrates through cakes, biscuits, white bread,rice, pasta and alcohol.
In order to eliminate the deposits and to tighten your stomach you should limit the alcohol intake and avoid snacks. Incorporate a balanced diet, climb the stairs and use every chance for strolling. It is not that you have to sweat out in the gym and perform some hard workouts. You just need to do perhaps some push-ups, get step workout, take long walks, etc. Practicing yoga will also be very useful for the persons with this kind of problem.
2. Belly caused by stress
People with this type of belly are usually very ambitious, tend to “great” achievements and often go to perfectionism. Also, you might have problems with irritable bowel syndrome, which can lead to bloating and make your belly look much worse.
When we are under stress, we produce cortisol, a hormone that causes the body to retain fat in the area around the abdomen.
The one thing that you should do is to go to bed earlier and get enough of sleep. Lack of sleep disturbs the production of leptin, a hormone that aids in the regulation of the metabolism. Make sure to relax, do exercises, deep breathing, meditation and soothing baths before bedtime and drink chamomile tea. Limit your coffee intake to not more than two cups per day. Practice yoga, Go for long walks, practice yoga and swimming.
3. „Baggy“ belly
This type of stomach, usually occurs in women with a career or working mothers. If you have this type of belly change your diet, choose products rich in fiber, whole grain cereals, green leafy vegetables, and remember to intake plenty of water.
You should not practicing abdominal exercises, but replace them with isometric exercise that help to strengthen the muscles. Lie on the floor with your face down and to rely on your forearms. Push your body away from the floor and lift your elbows and toes so your body becomes parallel to the floor. At first, do this exercise for around 10 seconds, and gradually increase the time to 1 minute.
4. Mother belly
This type of belly occurs in mothers after giving birth. They are often stressed to get back their previous body line and stress complicates the whole process. In this case it is recommended to consume more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids rich food (flaxseed oil is an incredible source of these acids).
Also, you should eat nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds) and olive oil on a daily basis. These foods will not only help you in losing fat, but they can also increase your energy levels and help against fatigue. It’s good to practice Kegel exercises which are great for flattening the stomach inside out.
Abdominal exercises should be avoided because you are not supposed to force these muscles and they need some time to recover.
5. Bloated belly
Bloated bellies are usually flat in the morning, but during the day they become swollen due to gas or difficulty in digestion. This happens because you probably eat the same food more often.The most common reasons for inflammation of the intestines is intolerance to gluten and wheat, which makes your stomach look bigger.
You must determine which products are causing problems to your stomach and try to introduce more new foods to your daily diet.