The majority of people nowadays instantly relate losing weight, to eating LESS. When in fact, in some cases eating MORE will help you lose weight.
You're probably wondering "What are the best exercises to get abs.." Sorry but doing sit ups day in and day out will not give you the abs you're looking for. There is no quick fix to achieving your dream body, it requires dedication to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. However, there are steps you can take that will give you a better chance at getting flat abs. Continue reading to find out a few things that you could be doing wrong when it comes to losing belly fat.
1. Lack of Sleep.
This is quite a common problem I have noticed in various peoples cases.
Getting a good night sleep is very important for so many reasons. Sleep is important for recovery of the CNS (Central Nervous System) which is CRUCIAL for FAT LOSS. Sleep is also a stimulate of GH (Growth Hormone) secretion. Growth hormone is one of the most powerful fat loss hormones in the body! Make sure you get at least 6 hours of sleep per night minimum to maximize your growth hormone release and increase your fat burning potential!
Try to aim for 8-9 hours of sleep a night, keep away from caffeine late at night - maybe instead treat yourself to a cup of herbal tea, such as chamomile (which helps you sleep better!) or peppermint (which aids digestion)
2. Feeling Stressed at all??
If you do happen to be feeling stressed, then your body could be producing more cortisol (stress hormone). Now do not fret, as it is perfectly normal to get stressed from time to time, and this isn't typically the worst thing! However, if you are constantly feeling stressed out, then you may have high levels of cortisol in your body, which will make it more difficult to shed any type of fat.
This basically means your body is in a 'fight, or flight' mode and it may not have a chance to relax and digest your food properly.
Another quick point to take in consideration with stress, is a lot of people will resort to comfort eating (As stressed as you are, try your hardest not to resort to this!!)
Now this may not really sound like an effective route to take towards weight loss, but believe me, it really is!
If you are feeling stressed out, then you must actively try to de-stress your life! Find things that calm you down when you're feeling stressed, maybe go for a long walk, take up Yoga, talk to fr