There are a number of reason why you are carrying excess fat in your belly area. Of course, the most obvious is because you just have had a baby! Other reasons are excess fat you may have had before you had your little one, toxins, and weak muscles.
There are things that you can do to lose your baby belly and to have those flat abs you desire. In the following article, Angela Ambrosia discussed the healthy ways to achieve your goals. I liked what she had to say so I thought I'd share it with you.
Top 10 Healthy Ways To Lose Belly Fat By Angela Ambrosia
Belly Fat is a combination of excess fat tissue, toxins stored in fat, bloated bowels and lazy muscles. Here are 10 ways to get rid of the obstacles creating your belly fat.
1. Drink the right type of water.
Belly fat is made of fat cells storing built up toxins. In order to get rid of the fat and toxins in your cells, drink BEV (Bio-Electronic Vincent) water or filtered water that uses reverse-osmosis filtration. This water attracts the heavy toxins from fat and pulls it out the body. The less minerals and metals in the water - the more the water can remove the dense stuff from your belly!
2. Give your bowels a holiday from Gluten!
Some of the hardest foods for the bowel to break down are gluten-based foods. Remove gluten based products such as wheat, oats, barley and rye for a week and see how your belly flattens. Just removing wheat for a week will give visible results!
3. Cut out Cheese.
Cheese acts like a gummy substance in the intestines - look at how it stretches like rubber on pizza. It's just like that in the guts! Removing cheese from the diet will stop clogging up your intestines and making your belly fat!
4. Breathing into the thymus and "energetic heart" area.
Place your palm in between your breasts and you've found the thymus. This area is also the energetic center for the heart. Breathe into and lift this heart and thymus area and as you breathe out drop the shoulders. As you do this type of breathing into the energetic heart and thymus, you're lifting the lower belly muscles and activating the ab muscles that facilitate breathing, shape the waist and pull in the girdle of muscles that pull in your belly "pooch".
5. Move your Navel into the Spine.
Pull the navel into the spine whenever you're sitting, driving, walking and exercising. Start to notice when you let your belly pooch just hang out and how you can activate the navel and pull it into the back of the body. This move activates all the central ab muscles that balance, support and turn the spine and torso. Remember to keep breathing while you retrain your belly muscles to pull in to support the spine.
6. Curl your Tail up and Under.
When you do squats, lunges, pelvic lifts and even when you're walking, experiment with pulling your tail under so you slightly tighten the lower butt muscles. This move supports the motion of pulling the navel into the spine and gives an opposition to the girdle of ab muscles for your lower belly. It's a slight move and you can add extra muscle intensity to find how to activate the pelvic floor, which is connected to and tones your lower belly muscles.
7. Scooping Into the Deeper Ab Muscles.
Forget Ab "crunches" that focus on superficial abs. When you do any bending movement, start imagining the deepest ab muscle - the PSOAS. The psoas starts from the inside thigh, goes up the back of the pelvis and follows up the spine to the back of the "energetic heart" area - or where the diaphragm inserts into the spine (around the bra strap for women). As you pull into your crunches or bending moves, visualize scooping into this long muscle that supports all the muscles and organs of the belly. When you use this visualization, you'll get more connection between your belly and your back muscles and you'll have something to pull your belly in to!
8. Massage the Belly.
Built up toxins and waste can be moved by gentle massage. Using a clockwise circle on the belly, starting under the right hand side of the chest, massage with your fingers and palm, to cover the entire belly area. Use the tips of the fingers to dig into belly and move stagnant energy. Use the palm of the hand to hold and nurture parts of your belly that want nurturing and encouragement. Kindly tell your belly with your touch that its time to move the fat and toxins out!
9. If you're over 35 use a DHEA Supplement.
DHEA is a growth hormone, which declines after the age of 35 resulting in excess fat storage around the belly. The leading scientist on DHEA, Stephen Cherniske M.S. recommends 10-25 milligrams DHEA and 25-50 milligrams of 7-keto daily as a safe dosage. Excess use of the hormone will cause hormonal imbalances. Two other important body building supplements for encouraging fat metabolism are l-carnitine (or acetyl l-carnitine) and alpha lipoic acid. Recommended daily safe dosages are 200mg to 500 mg of l-carnitine and 100-500mg of lipoic acid.
10. Monitor your coffee intake.
Some caffeine is better than others. Coffee really depletes the body of DHEA and other minerals that control fat gain around the belly. Try green tea drinks that are free of fake sugar. Some white teas, red tea, rooibos and other high antioxidant teas may be better for your metabolism than coffee and will give even energy instead of the coffee highs and lows. As you age, you may notice a difference of how caffeine affects you. Be sensitive to changes in your body and try different sources of caffeine to see how different teas and energy drinks affect the stability of your energy.
Angela Ambrosia is dance teacher, performer, movement therapist and workshop facilitator based in New York, Canada and Australia. As a performer she discovered dance and belly dance as a vital way to connect to the joy of life and the power of pleasure. Her movement practice connects women AND men to the healing pleasure of sensuality as well as enhance communication of love with yourself and in your relationships. She offers private sessions, workshops and seminars for men and women to enjoy the freedom of their body, connect to your authentic self and LOVE your body! Go to http://www.DancewithAngela.com to receive monthly newsletter and offerings.
Dance with Angela is part of an international healing network of therapists and advisors who work with body, mind and spirit, in the USA, Australia and Canada.
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-Dr. Oz Blog
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