Foods to avoid in order to burn belly fat and ab cellulite
Carrying that obnoxious muffin top? Bothered by the fact that you can't get a flat belly and you can see cellulite almost everywhere on your body? Besides being invaded by cellulite, our bodies suffer from extra pounds and the fat around our belly is especially dangerous for our health.
If you want to lose weight around the belly and burn some cellulite, it's time to consider cutting down the consumption of these foods:
1. Potato chips, prepackaged foods
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine followed the changes in weight of more than 120.000 men and women for up to 20 years. The participants were checked every four years and, on average, they gained 3.35 pounds each time. That like almost 17 pounds by the time the study was finished. The foods associated with the greatest weight gain weeeere?? Yep, you guessed it - potato chips.
2. Processed and deli meat
During that same 20 year study, it was found that people who ate more red and processed meat gained weight, too - about one extra pound every four years. In another study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers worked with more than 370.000 people and found that folks who ate the equivalent of a small steak a day gained about five pounds in five years.
3. Refined grains
Some examples of refined grains are white rice, white bread, and regular white pasta. And although white rice isn't all that bad, the foods made from white flour The unrefined stuff (whole wheat, brown rice or quinoa) is always healthier, but not by much though. Pennsylvania State University researchers found that people who ate whole grains in addition to keeping a healthy diet—of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and protein—lost more weight from the abdominal area the group of people who kept the same healthy diet but ate all refined grains.
4. Cake frosting
Cakes are delicious. Cupcakes are a joy to be seen and to be eaten. Keep in mind that these foods are the worst for your belly and are one of the worst causes of cellulite.
Although the FDA has basically declared war on trans fats, store-bought frosting still contains a not-so-healthy dose of that unhealthy stuff. How bad can trans fats be? Researchers at Wake Forest University gave groups of monkeys two different diets; one group ate trans fats and the other ate unsaturated fats.
The results of the study: The group eating trans fats upped their body weight by 7.2 percent in six years and the other only gained 1.8 percent. Not only did the trans fats add new fat, it was also responsible for moving fat from other areas to the belly. Check for trans fat in other foods like precooked baked goods, snack foods, and frozen pizzas.
5. Diet soda
I know how tempting a low or no calorie sweet beverage can be, but you have to understand that those artificial sweeteners aren't doing your body or your health any favors. Sugar substitutes ultimately lead to weight gain.
Artificial sweeteners also cause cellulite. A new study published this month found that people who drank diet soda gained almost three times the amount of abdominal fat over nine years as those who didn't drink the no-cal stuff.
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