Basic Concerns to Trim the Midriff
Cutting Down Fats
The belly fat comprises of both subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat is the one that is found directly under your skin and is primarily accumulated in the lower body – thighs and buttocks.
The visceral fat is that fat which wraps the inner organs. Having a beer belly is a sign of excess visceral fat. Excess visceral fat causes more serious health risks than subcutaneous fat. Having said that, it is reasonable to say that belly fat is the worst of all fats.
Keep a distance from trans fat and saturated fats – they will load your body with belly fat. Replace them with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Foods that are high on unsaturated fats reduce cholesterol levels.
A good source of unsaturated fat lies inside that one gift that you never fail to receive every Diwali – a gift box of dry fruits! Almonds, pistachio, cashews! Olives, avocados, walnuts, seeds of flax, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and oils such as corn, olive, soybean, canola, peanut and sesame make up the other sources.
Strict Muscle Building Diet
Omit, or at least reduce foods that are high on saturated fat and sugar. Cut down on all processed food and switch to food with high protein and fiber content. To build muscles, your Ideal intake of protein should be approximately 1 and 1.5 times your body weight in grams of protein.
Some of the well known foods that will hike up your muscle build-up are eggs, chickpeas, nut, lean meat, soy protein, fish, –especially salmon, and milk, yoghurt and cheese for the dairy food lovers.
Consume as many as sources of ‘complete proteins’, which are those proteins that contain all the essential amino acids in right proportions. Animal and fish products are the sources. Vegetarians will find themselves compromising on complete proteins. However, they can make an increase in grains, legumes, nuts and corns, which will give them incomplete proteins – proteins which contain not all, but some of the essential amino acids.
When you have increased muscle mass, it makes your body burn more fat. More muscles = more calories busted.