Avoiding a potbelly is not just a matter of beauty, so is health. In us it is very difficult to have a completely flat belly after puberty, but our goal should not be this. Our body stores fat in this area to protect the embryo during pregnancy. But beware, when the abdomen grows account there are many risks, fat is not healthy and has risks.
That risks are not higher than normal, the waist should not pass (89 cm) in women and (101 cm) in men. Women with more than 89 cm waist are more than twice the risk than women with lower waist.
This must be the goal, and that excess abdominal fat carries risks to our health, such as heart problems, hypertension, contributes to some types of cancers and is associated with diabetes.
We must avoid the belly fat and get a flatter stomach. For a nearly flat belly note some factors that contribute to more abdominal fat:
- Hydrogenated Fats: Avoid these fats and eat Omega 3 rich oils such as flaxseed, cod, sardines, salmon, eggs courtyard, nuts and others. Other good oils are olive oil and sunflower oil and avocados.
- Poor posture: Over time, poor posture weakens the muscles that are not used and need exercise to strengthen and improve.
- Eating too much too late at night: Some natural therapists believe it is true, and advise a light dinner and 2 hours before bed.
- Mal digestion
- Hormonal Problems: The reduction in estrogen levels may contribute to the accumulation of abdominal fat for this reason must be more careful in approaching menopause.