A pot belly (or beer belly as it is occasionally referred to as) is essentially the build-up of fat around the abdominal area or belly. This is known as the visceral fat, which is found deep in the abdominal area of the body.

Tips for reducing your pot belly

Not only is visceral fat very difficult to lose, it can lead to health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure as well. Developing a pot belly can be a result of a stressful lifestyle which may lead to unhealthy eating habits. Here are three focus areas to help you reduce your pot belly.

EAT RIGHT
The best way to get rid of your pot belly is to change your lifestyle and become more conscious about what you eat. Start by minimizing your calorie consumption by avoiding foods that are high in fat and sugar. Stay away from processed carbohydrates and high fat dairy products. Eating five small, well-balanced meals throughout the day instead of three big meals can effectively help speed up your metabolism.

AVOID ALCOHOL AND HIGH-CALORIE BEVERAGES
Alcoholic beverages are high in calories which can be stored as fat around your waist line. Fizzy drinks and some juices are also high in sugar, which is why it is best to replace those drinks with water. Water is the healthiest choice as it helps flush the body of toxins and will help you feel fuller before eating a meal.

EXERCISE
Regular cardiovascular exercises are necessary to burn fat around the abdominal area. Combine this with a range of abdominal exercises and it will help streghten your stomach muscles and reduce your pot belly.

Improving your posture by standing up straight and pulling in your belly will also help strengthen your stomach muscles. We hope this information will assist you in trimming the extra kilos around your waist line.

For more exercises ideas on how to strengthen your core muscles, please follow these links:

http://www.livestrong.com

http://slism.com

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