Does your body change together with your social or business life? This may be due to your eating habits or decrease in the time you devote to yourself because of workload.
Belly fat may be caused by poor eating habits.
In these days when we face the necessities of busy business life, timelessness pushes us to consume packaged foods. Packaged foods that are easily accessible, foods with high refined sugar content, fast food group, ready-to-eat foods with high calories, high fat and sugar content cause weight gain. In addition, when we are very hungry, these large portions of food cause to get more energy which in its turn causes eating a lot. As the result we get more energy than needed for movement and this excess energy takes root as fat in the waist and belly.
The reason for thickening of the legs and hips is inactivity.
Moving, energy expenditure is one of the first solutions of today’s diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin resistance and protection of cardiovascular health. Especially, in desk workers and people who work long hours in big cities, weight-gain due to inactivity is one of the complaints we frequently encounter. A 45-minute walk 2-3 times a week, approximately 10,000 steps per day will help you maintain your weight or lose weight. High fat and refined sugary foods and alcohol consumption Alcohol consumption also increases fat in the waist and hip areas due to the high calories it contains. There are 7 calories of energy in 1 gram of alcohol taken into the body. Protein and carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram and fats contain 9 calories per gram. The excess alcohol that cannot be converted into energy in the body, accumulates as fat, especially in the abdominal area of the body. Furthermore, alcohol disrupts the order of hormones that increases the feeling of hunger. As a result we eat more while taking alcohol and get high fat and energy…
Stress and insomnia – the hidden reasons of getting fat!
High stress level affects appetite hormones (leptin and ghrelin) and people feel hunger. In such cases, excessive food consumption causes person to become fat. In addition, the effect of hunger hormone changes according to the type of food consumed. It’s a well known fact, that fast digested food without staying a long time in the stomach makes a person hungry faster than a slow digested foods that are staying for a long time in the stomach.
After the nights of sleeplessness, we wake up with a swollen and edematous body. This is caused by “cortisole” hormone in the body. Cortisol, which makes high edema in the body, also tries to prevent fat burning. Even if the body tends to lose weight, sleepnes prevents this. In addition, in the studies conducted during a year, the participants had to sleep and wake up at the same time every day, they lost 5-10% of weight at the end of the year. 6-8 hours of night sleep is a healthy step against local fatigue.
furthermore, insulin resistance, genetic factors, age, sex, amount of water consumption, insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables, which are high fiber foods, increase local wait-gain. Of course, we should keep in mind that the food we eat more than needed will be definitely stored in the body. For example, excessive consumption of fruit may also cause waist fat. It’s crucial to eat with recommended limits!
I wish you days without stress and insomnia, full of movement and healthy foods that meet your daily needs!