Belly fat isn’t only a cosmetic issue, it fills up the spaces deep in your abdomen and wraps around your organs, including the liver, kidneys, stomach and intestines 😩!
Abdominal fat is linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, dementia, colon and pancreatic cancers, among others. It causes inflammation throughout the body and affects our hormones, wreaking havoc on our appetite signals, mood and brain function.
1. Reduce stress levels
Stress triggers our protective mechanism that causes us to store more fat – or cushioning - around our organs in case of injury. But sustained mental stress means this function goes way too far and we end up with high levels of toxic fat on our tummies.
2. Have Maca in the morning or after work
Organic Burst Maca is an adaptogen, a plant that helps your body deal with stress and avoid switching on fat-storing mode. If your mornings are hell, add to your breakfast, or if you come home from work wound up and have trouble sleeping, have in the evening.
3. Limit sugar and have Cinnamon with your meals
High blood sugar levels signal the body to store excess sugar as fat particularly around the pancreas. Reduce your overall sugar intake and include Cinnamon with meals. This amazing spice is proven to increase sensitivity to insulin, so our blood sugar levels don’t get too high.
4. HIIT workouts
HIIT workouts are ideal for targeting belly fat because their intensity shifts us into fat-burning mode, which continues for several hours after the workout!
5. Have Matcha daily
Organic Burst Matcha🌿 is fantastic for your metabolism and has a high content of catechins – a type of antioxidant. A study published in the Journal of Obesity (2009) found that consuming 2x cups of catechin-rich green tea a day led to a decrease in abdominal fat and waist circumference.
6. Avoid xenoestrogens
Xenoestrogens (external estrogens) can disrupt our estrogen levels and encourage the storage of toxic fat. Reduce your exposure to food stored or cooked in plastics, parabens in body and haircare products, and commercially reared meat and dairy.