We all have cute names for the excess fat around our midsection. In fact, no other area of the body is referred to in such endearing terms. Whether you prefer ‘muffin top’ or ‘love handles’, you may be sugarcoating a rather ugly truth. Midsection fat is one of the most accurate predictors of weight complications. The American Cancer society tracked 100,000 people over nine years and found that even people with a normal weight had a higher risk of death if they stored excess fat around their midsection. Luckily, we’ve compiled three effortless ways to trim three inches off your waist. How many have you tried?
Eat Portions Not Platefuls
This is the easiest tip to follow as you can carry on eating the same foods you are used to. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) the chief cause of excess weight is potion size. If you are sick of weird diets that call for you to weigh and measure your food, try focusing on the size of your portions. You can continue eating the same foods you enjoy by simply eating less of them. A portion is a surprisingly small amount – the size of your clenched fist.
Eat Six Small Meals Per Day
Researchers from Georgia State University recently perfected a technique to measure hourly energy balance in people’s bodies. They discovered that when people eat three meals per day, their energy levels swing wildly and this hampers fat loss. By asking participants to eat the same amount of foodin six smaller meals spaced throughout the day, fat loss came more easily. You can replicate these results effortlessly and trim down. For example, if you enjoy porridge and an orange for breakfast, simply enjoy the porridge as normal and eat the orange for a midmorning snack. Keep some of your lunch for a mid-afternoon snack and do likewise with your dinner. This is an effortless way to keep your hourly energy balance in check. You can slim down without changing your diet or the amount you eat.
For genuine effortless fat loss, a procedure called CoolSculpting is your best bet. Since cryolysis won FDA-approval in 2010, thousands of people have been freezing off their fat cells. A CoolSculpting machine looks like a small fridge on wheels to which an applicator is attached. For someone wanting to lose fat from their midsection, a large applicator resembling a wrestling belt would be secured around their waist. For 60 minutes, the applicator would suck in and cool the patient’s tummy fat. This is a painless, non-invasive procedure requiring no surgery or anesthetics. You are wide-awake and free to read or listen to music during this treatment. The coolness doesn’t affect your skin or nerves but does cause 20 percent of the fat cells in the treated area to die. As your body uses up the stored fat, results become apparent in around eight weeks. CoolSculpting is a safe, effortless way to trim several pounds of fat from around your midsection.
So, there you go – three research-backed ways to trim three inches off your waist effortlessly. What do you think of our tips? What did we miss? Let us know in the comments section below!