When struggling to get rid of belly fat even though you are skinny can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips you can follow to shrink that belly.
Upgrade your diet. Cut out the crap. That means reducing or eliminating processed foods, added sugar, refined grains, butter, cream and fried foods. Opt for appropriate quantities of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean meats. By eating healthier foods, you’ll also supercharge your energy levels and dramatically improve the quality of your life.
Get active. Being skinny doesn’t give you a free pass to skip the gym. Even skinny people should engage in regular cardio. I’d recommend short sessions of high intensity interval training. Beyond cardio, spend time strength training with machines or free weights. To really reshape your body, I’d recommend heavy weights, low repetitions and progressively overloading your resistance. A combination of cardio and strength training is a strategy for gut-busting success.
Eliminate stress. Cortisol is a stress hormone that, in part, causes people to retain fat around their bellies. Try meditation. Spend some quiet time outside and take a walk. By reducing stress and cortisol, you’re less likely to retain stubborn fat around your body’s midsection. The other cortisol stimulator is coffee. If you are serious about reducing belly fat, reduce your coffee intake.