Approximately 35% of the US population is overweight and this translates into millions of dollars in lost productivity and medical bills. This is because obesity kills over a quarter million people and causes millions more to enjoy a lesser quality of life. Being overweight can be caused by a variety of factors. One factor is lack of exercise coupled with a high calorie diet. This causes the body to accumulate more fat than it is burning. Another as we said is the high calorie diets which are mostly found in foods that are fried or those which contain animal fats and a lot of carbohydrates. Incidentally, these are the same foods that are served in fast food drive-thrus. People who struggle with obesity also struggle with belly fat but there are certain things one can do to try and lose belly fat.
One way to lose belly fat is to exercise. As we mentioned earlier, accumulating belly fat is a result of the body accumulating excess fat. This is caused by the body’s natural metabolic rate being unable to keep up with the fat deposits. To correct this, exercise is necessary. Some people get dissuaded from exercising by the high cost of gym membership. But this need not be the case. One can easily get into an easy exercise regimen right from home. One of them is walking. Another is running. You can also start with simply sit-ups for about 15 minutes each day and when these are done consistently.
Another way to fight belly fat is to eat balanced diet. To effectively do this, one needs education. The USFDA website www.mypyramid.gov is an excellent place to start in learning what is right and what is not when it comes to eating. It is also prudent to read all the labels when buying food.