Why can’t I have a flat belly?
STEP ELEVEN – WEEK ELEVEN:
Reduce Belly Inflammation
One of our main concerns every time we want to get thinner is our belly. The belly is the first to increase its size when we gain weight. And unfortunately, it is the last one to reduce its size when we are losing weight.
We are talking about our belly and all its surrounding area.
Big bellies are caused by fat and inflammation. As we gain weight, visceral fat cells grow in size, but not in number. As fat cells grow, they become toxic and are constantly producing inflammatory chemicals (cytokines), and in turn, interfering with hormones that regulate appetite and brain function.
Visceral fat surrounds our internal organs and it is the cause of terrible chronic diseases such as:
And even certain cancers
Therefore, excess visceral fat produces inflammation. Chronic inflammation is a system condition in which cells, artery walls, and fibres are affected leading to other chronic diseases and advanced ageing.
HOW DO WE REDUCE INFLAMMATION AND FAT?
We will be devoting the next Steps of our program to this matter. And we will start with foods that help reducing inflammation:
1. Ginger tea. When inflammation is too severe, zipping hot ginger tea helps a lot. Mint tea, artichoke tea, jamaica tea chamomile tea, … are very helpful as well to reducing inflamation.
2. Protein at breakfast
3. Protein bars
4. Morning coffee or green tea
5. Water with lime or lemon
6. 70% cocoa chocolate with no milk
7. Apples and oranges
12. Blueberries, strawberries, cherries
15. Nuts like walnuts and almonds, and Chia seeds
16. Fresh Greens: Dandelion greens, lettuce, spinach, kale, collards
17. Cilantro (coriander)
13. Fatty Fish: Salmon, Mackerel, Tuna, Sardines
IMPORTANT: Every organism is different, hence, reacting differently to every food. You know your body better than anyone else, listen to your body so you can choose the foods that work best for you.
Remember the key to losing weight: Loving yourself!
I am Love … I am Success!
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