Today, the fashion of modern lifestyle encourages the majority of us to move towards unhealthy processed foods. These poor eating habits promote the accumulation of toxins and fat, which can cause serious health problems. Here are 10 natural tips to lose those extra pounds.
The hips are joints that connect the thighs to the pelvis, and where the famous “love handles” are formed. In this part of the body, fat cells (adipocytes) favor their storage. However, everything depends on the morphology of each woman. In fact, those who have wider hips than shoulders are predisposed to accumulate more fat in the hips, thighs and buttocks. It is therefore important to pay attention to your diet and practice regular physical activity. Here are ten tips to eliminate fat:
1 – Make a schedule of meals
Care must be taken not to fall into an eating routine, because you might get bored and you will go for too sweet or too salty foods. Keep a calendar and plan different dishes you can eat during the week: fish, chicken, vegetable soup … and you’ll have a better idea of how much you have eaten.
2 – Pay attention to diet
It is well known that in order to lose weight, it is important to pay attention to the diet. Therefore prefer eating organic fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and dietary fiber that promote good digestion and offer lasting feeling of fullness that will make you avoid the urge to snack. It is also advisable to avoid sugar, but also salt as it promotes water retention.
3 – Don’t skip breakfast
Many people think that skipping meals, including breakfast, will help eliminate excess weight. But don’t forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it helps you refuel energy and provide a lasting feeling of satiety throughout the day. Moreover, when you deprive your body of food, it makes reserves of fat cells. For example you can take an orange juice along with eggs and some dried fruit.
4 – Boost your metabolism
Metabolism or fat burning, plays a key role in the weight loss process. There are some simple tips to help you burn that fat, especially in the hips, such as:
Drink water: It is recommended to drink at least 6 cups of water a day. This cleanses the body by removing toxins and provides a lasting feeling of satiety.
Apple cider vinegar: a study at the University of Arizona and published in the Journal of Functional Foods showed that daily consumption of one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with 1 cup of water helps stabilize the sugar levels in the blood and prevent you from snacking during the day. Apple cider vinegar also contains acetic acid, which stimulates the metabolism and helps burn fat.
5 – Stop eating sugar
Sugar is bad for the health, it weakens the immune system and can lead to serious diseases such as diabetes or obesity and can damage the pancreas. If you want to sweeten your drinks, prefer honey or stevia.
6 – Don’t deprive yourself of sleep
Lack of sleep disrupts the metabolism and promotes food intake. This bad habit also disrupts the functioning of ghrelin and leptin, two hormones that play an essential role in the diet. Ghrelin is responsible for feelings of hunger while leptin is responsible for the feeling of satiety. Therefore, a lack of sleep can disrupt the functioning of these hormones and cause a feeling of hunger at the wrong time, which will make you to eat too sweet or too salty foods (usually late at night).
7 – Exercise 4-5 times a week
Exercise is essential to keep you fit and maintain good health. To begin, make daily walking at least 30 minutes a day. This exercise is very effective to refine the silhouette and eliminate fat, especially in the hips. You can then do exercises that are designed to engage different body parts.
8 – Consume good fats
Foods rich in good fats favor the production of a hormone called leptin that reduces the appetite and stimulates the energy expenditure. Therefore consume foods such as avocado, fish, nuts, coconut oil.
9 – Avoid stress
Stress promotes the production of a hormone called cortisol, which promotes the accumulation of fat. In addition, during a stressful situation, some people tend to head for too sweet or too salty foods. Therefore, it is advisable to practice relaxing activities like drawing, listening to music or meditation.
10 – Practice exercises for the hips
Fat cells are easily accumulated in the hips. It is therefore advisable to do some exercises aimed at toning the muscles like squats, plank or others that engage the hips.