As the cold winter months approach, the prospect of losing weight and blasting belly fat can seem much more difficult.
Belly fat is known to be one of the most troublesome areas of fat that many moms can get rid of because it is really hard to lose.
While winter has its dreary days, extra indulgent clothing and comfort food cravings, it can seem like the hardest time to find the motivation to exercise or lose weight. But don’t despair, there are many things you can do to use this time to your advantage and lose your belly fat.
But the good news is, we’ve got you covered The Healthy Mummy App and 28 Day Challenges and you can get results like Cicily below with us
Check out our 9 ways to beat the belly bulge this winter.
1. Eat lots of fiber
The best thing you can do for your body is to eat lots of fiber. It helps prevent weight gain by reducing appetite and helping to normalize bowel movements. Foods rich in fiber absorb more water, which helps us feel full. There is some evidence that the weight loss effects of fiber specifically target abdominal fat. The best fiber-rich foods include: chickpeas, apples, oats, green beans, sweet potatoes, and fresh berries.
Try our high fiber vegetarian curry
2) Use your slow cooker
Winter is the time when we want to eat and fill up on delicious warming comfort food. And you still can. Use this great kitchen gadget to create filling and healthy meals with minimal effort. 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has slow-cooked meals packed with fiber and protein
Try our Slow Cooker Asian Chicken or Slow Cooked Pork Meatballs as a taster of how good these recipes are.
3. Try the Healthy Mummy Probiotic Smoothie
It Healthy Mummy Belly Smoothie is a complete meal replacement that contains a stack of amazing new ingredients, including probiotics, to help you lose weight, support your gut health, and feel fuller longer.
As well as being packed with probiotics to help balance the friendly bacteria in your digestive system, it also an excellent source of dietary fiber to help rid you of any toxic build-up. With ingredients like carrot juice powder, fenugreek powder, and pumpkin seed, it’s easy to see why this will be your secret weapon for fighting belly fat.
4. Spice Things Up
Spicy foods contain an active ingredient called capsaicin. By adding chili or bell pepper to your meals, you help boost your metabolism naturally without any harsh accelerators. Capsaicin also converts bad, unhealthy white fat into fat-burning brown fat through the process of creating heat from fat burning.
5. Get moving.
Any exercise will help increase your calorie expenditure, so get moving. It’s true that when it’s dark and cold, the prospect of leaving the house to exercise may not be appealing, but here’s the thing. you don’t even need to leave the house. And you certainly don’t need an expensive gym membership.
There are a number of exercises you can do at home, you just need to get into the habit and make it part of your daily routine. You can use many exercises from us 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App.
Every bit counts. Be active as much as you can every day to get your heart really pumping and pumping energy, so help reduce belly fat.
Check out our Booty Belly Blasting workouts you can do at home here
6. Eat foods that reduce bloating
Oftentimes, bloating can be the real problem, not stomach fat itself. Eating certain foods and drinks can greatly reduce the bloating that can leave you feeling wrinkled.
Foods that burn belly fat include fennel seeds, asparagus, avocado, garlic, green tea, kimchi, and blueberries.
See 5 Foods to Blast Belly Fat
7. Up your protein.
Lean protein (with less fat) keeps you fuller longer, making you less likely to reach for a sugary snack after a meal, which helps with belly fat loss.
Think nuts, salmon, lean meats (such as chicken and turkey), tofu, eggs, yogurt, tuna, and some cheeses.
8. Join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
As winter temperatures drop, now is the perfect time to set your weight loss goals 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Get a A sneak peek of some of the delicious, healthy and easy-to-prepare recipes that will be available as part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
9. Cut back on sugar and fat
Sugary, fatty foods (such as doughnuts, chocolate chip cookies, pastries, cakes, and any other small treats) leave your body feeling unsatisfied and lethargic; you want more and more because they just don’t fill you up.
That’s why they are often called empty calories.
Cut back on these foods and instead choose foods high in fiber and protein, which will leave you feeling energized and satisfied, and therefore less likely to eat.
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