Our digestive system, commonly referred to as our second brain, is at the heart of our overall health. The key to a healthier body is a healthy gut bacterial ecosystem and digestive system performance. Even if you consume the healthiest, most nutrient-dense foods, if your body doesn’t digest them effectively, no nutrients are absorbed. As a result, fat deposits and water retention develop.
Here are some recommendations on how to lose belly fat as a vegan or vegetarian with long-term results:-
Vinegar with meals has been shown to help reduce blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and inflammation in people with diabetes. If sugar is a medication that weakens our bodies, vinegar is the weapon that can be used to counteract it. In recent culture, the effects of acetic acid (the main component of vinegar) on fat loss have become popular.
Adding vinegar to our grocery list, whether it’s balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar, is considerably less expensive than taking a diabetic medication on a regular basis.
With dinner and lunch, aim for (no more than) a tbsp. Vinager is potent, so don’t eat it uncooked. It can be mixed with 250 mL of water or used as a salad seasoning.
2. More lentils and lentils that are fuller
According to studies, persons who eat two servings of lentils each day had a lower waist-to-hip ratio. Green moong, urad dal, masoor dal, toor dal, chana, chickpeas, and other lentils are full while being low in calories. They help to keep blood sugar levels in check and flatten the stomach.
These pulses should be consumed whole and uncooked. A moong dal halwa loaded with sugar or dal fried with a lot of tadka isn’t the best way to eat it.
Instead, we’re revamping our breakfast menu to include chana chats, Moong chats, and a side of Dal Paani. Salads are a mainstay at lunchtime, so why not include an overnight soaked dal in the mix?
Different Indian communities use daals in different ways, and now we understand why our forefathers put so much stress on it.
3. Tea with Peppermint
Tea is the newest coping strategy for those who are bored; bored? Do you want something to drink? Get yourself a cup of tea or coffee.
Instead of heaping spoonfuls of sugar and cream on top, why not try herbal teas? You’ll become addicted to this calming and healing enchantment. According to this study, phudina (peppermint) aids in the maintenance of appropriate body fat. To make it, simply boil some phudina leaves in water. For added flavor, add sliced apples (my recommendation!).
Along with peppermint, spices such as cinnamon, ginger powder, fenugreek powder, cumin, cloves, lime juice, long pepper, black pepper, turmeric, or any other favorite herb can be infused with water.
Drink this nourishing tea several times a day.
4. A spoonful of Chia seeds a day keeps the pounds off.
While there has been some studies on chai seeds and weight loss, the main benefit of these seeds is the healthful fats they contain. Fats fill you up and keep you satisfied for longer. As a result, consuming this with a meal reduces your chances of mindless nibbling in a few hours.
Salads and sabzis can be sprinkled with ground Chia seeds. The absorption of ground chia seed powder is superior to that of whole seeds.
5. Increase your cardio.
A constant condition of moderate intensity Cardio is a sort of exercise that is quite achievable. Cardio that doesn’t leave you gasping for air yet stimulates your muscles.
This could be brisk walking, cycling, swimming in a leisurely manner, or even a yoga session or a few rounds of Surya Namaskara.
It’s best to do steady-state cardio for 40-60 minutes on an empty stomach. Anytime, on the other hand, will suffice. To learn more, read the following essay I wrote:
6. Seeds of flax
Flax seeds have been shown to be a low-cost source of nourishment that aids in the reduction of fat and cholesterol levels. Flax works by decreasing your appetite, preventing you from overeating. For more information, read this study.
Salted and toasted seeds work great with oatmeal, smoothies, salads, and pot dinners, but they’re also delicious on their own.
Mouth fresheners/mukhwas could also be a good way to get them in. After a meal, fennel seeds and flax seeds are a delicious combo to munch on.
7. Obtain a food sensitivity test.
Often, people believe they are doing everything correctly but are still not seeing results.
Allergies and sensitivities are among the most difficult illnesses to detect. Foods that cause bloating and disrupt digestion are foods to which we are sensitive. You might attempt an elimination diet (look it up on the internet) or obtain a food sensitivity test.
The consequences of failing to treat such sensitivities can be long-term and devastating. Typical symptoms include nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, hives, heartburn, chest tightness, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea.
Your body may recover normal function and operate at top capacity once you identify and eliminate reactive items from your diet. Food sensitivities can cause inflammation, migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, weight gain, cognitive fog, and sluggishness, among other things.
8. Fasting on a regular basis but only for a few hours
Body fat is the body’s method of storing energy in the form of calories. When we don’t eat, our bodies go through a series of changes in order to make the stored energy more accessible.
This is due to changes in nervous system activity as well as a significant shift in several important hormones. Fasting forces your body to break down stored fat in a dramatic way.
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern in which you fast for 12-16 hours (mostly napping) and eat only during the remaining window. Fasting for a shorter period of time can also help to increase metabolism.
Furthermore, for some people, a 24-hour fast every other day can be beneficial. To learn more, read the blog below.
9. Golden rules for golden tea
Starting your tea with this special Golden tea is a terrific way to reduce bloating.
The body will begin to lose a few pounds just by making lifestyle changes. When you combine this with a healthy exercise regimen and show your body some love and attention, you’ll see yourself getting in shape swiftly and easily.