by: Laura Ng
As a vegetarian, it should be easier for you to lose belly fat since you’re not intoxicating your body with fat-amassing toxins, long-chain fats and very long-chain fats (hardest type of fat to break down) from eating animal carcasses.
However, vegetarians are growing on belly size is an indisputable fact due to their unhealthy vegetarian lifestyle and poor eating habits.
Like I said, a vegetarian will lose belly fat much easier than a non-vegetarian, so let’s see what you can do to quickly shed that extra inches off your stomach and make it flat.
1. Which Vegetarian Foods are Effective to Lose Belly Fat?
Your vegetarian weight loss diet should contain at least 50% vegetables because vegetables really carry tons of fiber and toxin-removal nutrients that will help you flush out toxins accumulated (from your processed vegetarian food intake) in your fat cells.
Intoxicated fat cells can be extremely difficult to metabolize as energy for body use.
So, first step is to get rid of those toxins. And vegetables like carrot, radish, kelp, cucumber, radish, bean sprouts, celery, cabbage, bok choy, pumpkin, asparagus etc are particularly good on losing stomach fat.
2. Less Food More Meals
You should include 5 – 7 small vegetarian meals in your vegetarian weight diet plan. This way you’ll provide your body with continual food supply but yet do not stuff your stomach too full after each meal. The best part is, you’ll boost your metabolism to burn belly fat throughout the day.
You can set 3 main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and the rest all light snacks to keep you going. Bottom line – always keep your stomach busy but don’t keep it full.
3. Say ‘No’ to Empty-Calorie Drinks
Simple or refined sugar lurking in coffee or soda pop is one major culprit that makes your belly fat grow. High calorie content in beer does the same. These beverages offer you nothing but calories. Cut down on these sweetened beverages. Ingest healthier options like natural green tea (without sugar) and best, plain water.
4. Fat-Burning Workouts for Belly Fat Loss
Stop wasting time and effort on crunches or other single-joint exercises to target your tummy. They don’t work. Do total body ab exercises like pushups, mountain climbers, spiderman climbs, side planks, cross-body mountain climbers, jumping jacks etc.
These exercises work well to help non-vegetarians lose belly fat, but it’ll work even better for you, a vegetarian.