1113 Views

7 Avoidable Habits That Will Give You A Big Belly

Many people are trying so hard to keep their belly in shape but without success. Instead of getting flat, it’s getting bigger. What must have gone wrong? They often wonder. Loosing belly fat can sometimes be a strenuous task or may even be impossible, but with the right advice, diet and workout routine, your dream of getting a flat belly can become a reality. In this article, we are going to look at 7 habits that are making it difficult for you to lose your waistline fat.

1. Excessive alcohol intake
For most people, alcohol is just a harmless drink that contains no sugar or calories. In contrast to that popular belief, alcoholic drinks e.g. beer contains barley, sorghum and hops which are rich sources of sugar. Considering the fact that alcohol is the most abused substance on earth with some people taking as much as 8 bottles at a sitting, this loads the body with excess sugar/ calorie which is then converted to fat and stored within the fat cells located in the lower trunk. The bloating of the stomach caused by excessive and prolong alcohol ingestion may give rise to the saggy tummy usually referred to as ‘alcohol abdomen’.

2. Late night meals
Researches have shown an increase in the waist line and amount of fat deposited around the abdomen in people who eat late night meals. During the day, the metabolism of the body is at its peak enabling the body convert glucose and stored fat into energy used to fuel the cells of the body. In contrast to this, the metabolism is at a dip at night especially during sleep hence having a late night meal packed with calories increases the risk of accumulating fat especially belly fat. For a trimmer body, it is advisable to avoid late night high calorie meals instead, eat fruits, vegetables and meals with low glycemic index. Dinner should be eaten as early as possible.

3. Drinking soda and carbonated beverages
Carbonated beverages are packed with high amount of refined sugar. The surge in glucose after consuming a can or two of soda stimulates the brain to crave for more sugar. This indirectly increases one’s appetite thereby prompting you to take another can of the soda or it increases the intake of calorie rich food as substitute. The latter effect can be observed when a can of soda accompanies a meal. Also, the surge in blood stream glucose from sodas activates insulin which causes glucose to be pumped into the cells and excess of this is converted to fat which is stored especially at the belly region.

ALSO READ  This Is Why Prices Of Goods Skyrocketed As Christmas Approaches

4. Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise
To attain that envious shape and weight, energy used by the body to maintain its cellular function must be equal or greater than energy intake in the form of foods and drinks. There is a saying that, “Fat doesn’t run in the family but people get fat because they refuse to run.” Adequate exercise increases metabolism, stimulates the uptake of glucose by the cells and in breaking down the excess fat stored in the fast cells. Having a sedentary lifestyle increase the chance of increase food intake and accumulation of such energy as fat in the body.

5. Drinking little water
Drinking sufficient amount of water in the morning and before each meal takes up sufficient space in the stomach hence reducing the amount of food consumed. This helps to check the amount of calories take in by the body. Also, water promotes adequate digestion, improves gastric motility and prevents constipation. All these factors help in controlling the amount of carb absorbed by the intestines.

6. Allowing your emotions control your cravings
It has been found that most people allow their emotions to control what they eat and its quantity. At the peak of depression, loneliness, frustration, anger, sadness, people tend have more cravings for carbs and junk food which increases the amount of energy consumed by the body and also, the excess energy is stored as belly fat. Allowing your emotions control your diet may be that one habit that is making your belly grow bigger

7. Poor diet
Poor diet is another habit that makes your belly bigger. Adequate diet includes carbohydrate, fats, protein, vitamins and minerals in the right amount. Ingesting too little of vitamins, proteins and minerals or eating more of carbohydrate and fat disrupts the normal digestive and absorptive balance in the body favoring the accumulation of belly fat. Healthy body devoid of belly fat can be maintained by eating right. Avoid junks, meals laden with sugar, pastries, food rich in salt and polysaturated fats, meals low in vegetables and proteins.

Belly fats do not only alter your shape and physique, it reduces your self-confidence and also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Try your best to drop the bad habits and embrace the good ones, you will soon find yourself with your desired body shape.

Source: nigerianbulletin.com

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest Posts

Why Are Most Nigerians Not Using The Face Unlock Feature Of Their Smartphones?
Technology
8 views
Technology
8 views

Why Are Most Nigerians Not Using The Face Unlock Feature Of Their Smartphones?

MT - June 20, 2018

Face unlock now seem to be the latest trend in the smartphone world as more and more smartphones now come equipped with facial recognition security, offering up…

The Right Footwear For The Right Season
Buzz & Trends
14 views
Buzz & Trends
14 views

The Right Footwear For The Right Season

PH - June 20, 2018

It becomes hard to choose the right shoes during the raining season, therefore many find a solution to these by wearing their desired shoe and still having…

How Much It Cost Me To Build LITV – Linda Ikeji Speaks On Newly Launched TV, Future Plans
Best of Nigeria
25 views
Best of Nigeria
25 views

How Much It Cost Me To Build LITV – Linda Ikeji Speaks On Newly Launched TV, Future Plans

MT - June 20, 2018

While speaking in an exclusive interview published by Pulse Nigeria Business Insider, Nigeria’s most famous and richest blogger, Linda Ifeoma Ikeji, who recently launched an online television,…

Check Out the Biggest SUV Ever, the Russian-Made 8 Wheels Shaman All-Terrain Vehicle (Photos)
Technology
24 views
Technology
24 views

Check Out the Biggest SUV Ever, the Russian-Made 8 Wheels Shaman All-Terrain Vehicle (Photos)

MT - June 20, 2018

Russia’s harsh environments like the snow ,swamps , steep terrains and deep waters are some of the factors that influenced this huge beast. The 8-wheel drive Avtoros…

5 Things We Learned from the World Cup So Far
Sports
21 views
Sports
21 views

5 Things We Learned from the World Cup So Far

MT - June 20, 2018

These are 5 interesting take-aways from the 2018 World Cup in Russia which is gathering momentum: 1 A World Cup Of Penalties  One of the major things…

Prof. Chukwuka Okonjo Praised By Buhari As He Clocks 90
Politics
19 views
Politics
19 views

Prof. Chukwuka Okonjo Praised By Buhari As He Clocks 90

PH - June 20, 2018

Prof Chukwuka Okonjo was praised for the educational and leadership qualities he possesses by our dear president Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. The famous mathematician and economist, Prof Chukwuka…

See The 10 Nigerians To Be Honoured  By JCI For 2018 Edition
Technology
32 views
Technology
32 views

See The 10 Nigerians To Be Honoured By JCI For 2018 Edition

PH - June 20, 2018

At the 2018 annual edition of 'JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons Of Nigeria Awards', ten Nigerians will be honoured for different accomplishments. This information was disclosed by…

Trending Music ‘EGE’ Video Released, With Unlimited LA
Buzz & Trends
26 views
Buzz & Trends
26 views

Trending Music ‘EGE’ Video Released, With Unlimited LA

PH - June 20, 2018

Ojo Daniel Olaborode, a music singer, more popularly known as Dannys has just released the music video of his trending song titled 'Ege' The video, was shot…

10 Music Students Given Scholarship By Ebenezer Obey
Entertainment
33 views
Entertainment
33 views

10 Music Students Given Scholarship By Ebenezer Obey

PH - June 20, 2018

10 music school students were given scholarship by the music legend, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi at the maiden edition of the Ebenezer Obey Music Foundation (EOMF), scholarship awards…

UBEC Chairman states prerequisite For Achieving Quality Education
Education
32 views
Education
32 views

UBEC Chairman states prerequisite For Achieving Quality Education

PH - June 20, 2018

UBEC board chairman declares that, 'quality basic education cannot be achieved without proper planning'. Mahmood Abubakar, the chairman of Governing Board of the Universal Basic Education Commission…

Why Buhari Ignored nPDP – Presidency
Politics
30 views
Politics
30 views

Why Buhari Ignored nPDP – Presidency

PH - June 20, 2018

The decision by President Muhammadu Buhari not to meet with the aggrieved members of New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, who joined forces with All Progressives Congress, APC,…

Ooni of Ile Ife, Bestowed Highest Honour in Brazil
Art, History and Culture
42 views
Art, History and Culture
42 views

Ooni of Ile Ife, Bestowed Highest Honour in Brazil

PH - June 20, 2018

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, honoured at the Ile Ase Isegun, San Jose, Brazil by the Iyanifa Ifadaara Authorities of San Jose, State of Minas…

See The Number Of Children Born With Sickle Cells Annually
Food and Health
35 views
Food and Health
35 views

See The Number Of Children Born With Sickle Cells Annually

PH - June 20, 2018

Consultant Hematologist with the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Professor Aliyu Babadoko declared on Tuesday that the annual number of children born with sickle cell were…

See 13 Politicians Sent To Jail During Buhari’s Tenure
Politics
25 views
Politics
25 views

See 13 Politicians Sent To Jail During Buhari’s Tenure

PH - June 20, 2018

President Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, after being sworn him made it his goal to achieve three things: securing lives and properties of Nigerians, reviving the economy and battling…

5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far
Sports
23 views
Sports
23 views

5 Things We Learned From The World Cup So Far

PH - June 20, 2018

These are 5 interesting take-aways from the 2018 World Cup in Russia which is gathering momentum: 1. A World Cup Of Penalties One of the major things…

Reining The Act Of Indecent Dressing in Nigeria
Art, History and Culture
34 views
Art, History and Culture
34 views

Reining The Act Of Indecent Dressing in Nigeria

PH - June 20, 2018

A voice against indecent dressing is to be raised, to maintain the culture and tradition of this land. The rate at which Nigerian youths, particularly female teenagers,…

Nigerian Rapper, Vector, Calls Out SARS In New Release
Entertainment
61 views
Entertainment
61 views

Nigerian Rapper, Vector, Calls Out SARS In New Release

PH - June 19, 2018

The continuous outcry by youngsters over the domineering intrusion and at times unreserved brutality of members of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) against the youths has apparently…

Meaningful Hairstyles Among Yoruba Women In Those Days
Art, History and Culture
65 views
Art, History and Culture
65 views

Meaningful Hairstyles Among Yoruba Women In Those Days

PH - June 19, 2018

In Yorubaland, in those days, women did not just plait their way to make them beautiful only. But some hairstyles were a means of identifying specific kinds…

Loading...