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Monday, 31 January 2011

Trimming Your Waste Line

A study showed the relevance of waist size to a person's health. It has been reported that a waist measurement of more than 35 inches for women and a waist above 40 inches for men may indicate a higher risk for heart related diseases. For this reason, many people are becoming more conscious of their waist size. Plus the fact that they are conscious about the way they look, they find ways to shed off fats around the waist area.

You certainly can lose some pounds around your waist. This does not automatically translate to depriving yourself of food or doing strenuous workout. Just eating the right food and taking them in right amount plus a bit of exercise will help trim waist.

One can start shedding off fats around the waist just by choosing natural food in stead of processed ones. This is because foods that have been processed have ingredients that the body cannot use and are just stored in certain areas of the body, which cause cellulite and excess fat. For example, sodium. Recent study revealed that a person only needs about 1500 milligrams of sodium per day. However, eating in fast foods or resorting to ready-to-eat foods give a person more than the needed amount. This adds to weight gain.

Choosing and taking in natural food will gradually help in reducing the size of your waist. How? Because natural food help in maintaining muscle mass in stead of fats to be used by the body as energy. So, to trim waist, one must learn to balance his or her diet. A combination of just enough amount of protein, greens and carbohydrates will help in losing weight around the abdominal area. However, your diet should include more vegetables if you are serious about trimming your waistline.

As much as possible, eat greens that are not cooked or processed. It is much better to eat them as is. Make sure that they are properly washed, though. Add some spices but be careful not to take in more than you should. Include more fresh fruits, vegetables and unrefined grains like oats. Tofu is a very good source of protein.

From long years of research, soy bean or tofu helps lower down cholesterol level by 30 percent when included in regular diet. It is also a good source of iron, which is very essential to the production of energy. And just like fish, tofu also provides the body with 14.4 percent of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to the prevention of clogging of cholesterol in the arteries.

Drinking skimmed milk can also help in trimming waistline. There has also been a study that emphasized the benefits of drinking at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day from dairy products such as skimmed milk. It particularly helps to increase fat metabolism, especially around the waist.