It is no longer news to anybody at the mentioned the ever increasing problem with people losing their waistline. In the same breath you will not walk along the street for two minutes before spotting one with a fat belly and without proper and visible waistline. This is happening because of our changed lifestyle and some of the foods which we delight on and which also need to be avoided if this problem is to be brought to manageable levels. To find out about foods that cause stomach fats and waistline lost significantly, we spoke to the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD and founder of the same. She is therefore going to help us appreciate some of the foods which cause stomach fats that eventually result in such fat bellies and eventual waistline.
It is no doubt that a lot of nutrients are lost during food processing and especially industrial processing. This has been scientifically established and according to Harvard Medical School research, foods such as refined grains have lost much of the nutritional value in them during the refining process, and products which are added to them like bleach or bromine also add some fats. Refined products like rice, bread, etc. are some of the foods which go a long a way towards adding your weight.
Milk has health positives, such as being the best source of calcium which is very instrumental in dental health and also strengthens the bones. Nonetheless It is equally important to appreciate that milk and its products has high fat content which is dangerous for your health. People normally go for the 2% milk thinking that it has less fat. The truth is, the 2% milk still contains an equally large calorie and fat content, and so regular consumption may increase the belly fat. Alongside that cheese is a concentrated solidified form of milk. In as much as it provides calcium and promotes bone health, this product contains high levels of saturated fat. Increased doses of the saturated fats cause the body to create added cholesterol which then clumps in the organs of the body and the vein.
Foods that causes stomach fats and waistline lost: Drinks like Soda, Store-bought smoothies and alcohol
If you love taking soda then note that it has huge deposits of empty calories in form of sugar, spiking your blood sugar hence promoting weight gain, especially around the abdomen. And smoothies as we all know are supposed to be alternatives to the soft drinks. The truth is, when you eat a smoothie, there is likelihood that you’ll develop belly fat. Some of the smoothies include ice cream which contains fat and sugar, thereby promoting a sagging belly. These smoothies normally contain grams of added sugar. As for alcoholic beverages, it is important to note that they go straight to the belly. Alcohol contains a lot of empty calories, which provide no nutritional advantage. Besides it only fills your stomach with liquid, thus making you crave food. Upon consumption, alcohol must always be burnt immediately. During the process, your body’s ability to burn fats and sugar slows down. Due to the failure to burn them fast, the metabolism stores them all in your belly.
Doctor Akoury registers that in most cases Caesar salads are the worst when it comes to slimming down as the toppings are always profuse. When you add certain things such as high-calorie dressing and boiled eggs, it then ceases to serve its functions. Therefore too many of salad ingredients can lead to their accumulation in your belly. Remember that an average Caesar salad is always estimated to 300 calories, plus an approximately 30 grams of salad and all the additives, all of which get accumulated in your belly.
Foods that causes stomach fats and waistline lost: Processed meat, fast food and any food that contain refined sugar
If you are thinking of having and maintaining a lean and slender stomach, then you will have to make a decision to avoid such meats. Processed meat contains both the saturated fats and calories, as opposed to the lean meat. According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, these meats are among the twelve most common sources of weight gain. This is because many of the processed meat have high levels of nitrites and other additives, which are purposely to extend their shelf life or even modify their texture.
Other foods like French fries, cheese burgers, breaded chicken strips and pizza all count as fast foods. They may be very easy to get, not to mention the fact that they are quite affordable, but the truth is they are never friendly to your waistline. Take note that fast foods are always prepared using high levels of sugar or salt, and are also cooked in fatty oils, hence increasing the probability of you gaining belly fat. And remember that refined sugars happen to be among the most common sources of the simple carbohydrates, which encourage the body to store added weight around the abdomen. Foods that have large portions of such sugars have less nutritional values yet high in ‘empty’ calories.
Some of the common foods containing such sugars are table sugar, candy bar, sweet cereals as well as some pasta sauces. This is how it results to belly fat. Since these are foreign substances to your body, you do not get satisfied fast. You feel full after eating lots of the refined sugars, and this of course leads to weight gain.
Doctor Akoury agrees that potato chips are a warm invitation to over-eating. They are prepared in hydrogenated oil and are very high in calories. This makes it a source of trans fats. In addition to their high calorie level and oil content, potato chips also contain too much salt. And remember that salt may not necessarily deposit fat around your waistline, but too much consumption of sodium may make you look like you have a fat belly. This is because it prompts your body to retain water, which tends to appear around your abdominal area, leaving you looking flabby and bloated. Therefore as we conclude this discussion, our primary objective is to have a healthy life, lean body all through. Keeping this may not be all that easy and if you are struggling with keeping your weight whether generally on your body or on specific areas of your body, then you can schedule for an appointment with her for a more professional input on how you can have all these concerns addressed.