Losing belly fat is one of the single most common reasons due to which people try and lose weight. After all, a protruding pot belly is one of the biggest nightmares for a health conscious person.
However, it does not always have to be this way, especially since it is entirely possible to reach your desired waist size and body weight. This is possible provided that you have that just right attitude and determination. This means keeping away from certain food items that may have negative implications on your health. In fact, quite a few of the foods that you might consume can quite easily end up having a really major effect on not just your weight, but on your belly fat as well.
Let us check out some of the more common types and categories of food that one needs to stay away from, if a person really want to lose a bit of weight. These food groups include the following ones:
o The Ubiquitous French Fries and Potato Chips
It is perfectly ok to have a few mashed or even boiled potatoes without all that starch putting excessive demands on your diet. However, many potato items such as potato chips and French fries are anything but healthy, to say the least.
As a matter of fact, the usual ‘double whammy’ that is associated with chips and fries is that, not only are they extremely calorie dense, but it is very difficult to have just a few at one time. Knowing about this tendency, potato chips brand Lays have used the phrase “no one can eat just one” as their official tagline.
o Just Say No to Carbonated Sugary Drinks
Many, sweetened carbonated beverages are widely thought of as some of the least healthy food groups in the world. This is because the massive amounts of calories they pack are in liquid form. Therefore, they do not ‘fill’ up the stomach and the person ends up eating more food to feel full. These excess calories end up as belly fat.
o ‘Reverse Liposuction’: Thy Name is Pizza
Pizza is widely considered to be one of the world’s single most popular fast food options around. However, several types of commercially available pizzas can turn out to be quite unhealthy. As a matter of fact, they pack a calorie count so enormously high that some nutritionists have started referring to any and all forms of pizza as “reverse liposuction”, due to it adding extra inches to your belly.
Apart from the above, ice creams, white bread, cakes and other desserts are also foods that one must avoid when you want to get rid of belly fat, no matter how strong the temptation.
The above list is by no means complete but now that you know what to avoid when waging a war against belly fat, you should buckle down and get rid of these food items from your diet for a long time.