In us it is very difficult to have a totally flat stomach 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 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 less waist.
This must be the goal, and that excess abdominal fat, risks on our health, such as heart problems, hypertension, contributes to some types of cancers, and is associated with diabetes.
We must avoid belly fat and get a flatter stomach. To get an abdomen almost flat note some contributing factors make abdominal fat:
- Hydrogenated fats: Avoid these fats and eat Omega 3 rich oils such as flaxseed, cod, sardines, salmon, eggs patio, nuts and others. Other good oils are olive oil and avocados and sunflower.
- Poor posture: Over time poor posture weakens the muscles that are not used and need exercise to strengthen and improve.
- Eating too much and too late at night: Some natural therapists believe that is true, and advise a light dinner and two hours before bed.
- Poor digestion
- Hormonal problems: The reduction in estrogen levels may contribute to the accumulation of abdominal fat for this reason we must be more careful in approaching menopause.