Today Show: Getting Rid of Your Belly Fat
Do you want to lose that Lower Belly Pooch? Today Show’s Tamron Hall said this can be a common problem, but she offered some solutions you can use to target and reshape that area. “A lot of us carry a little extra fat there,” Tamron said.
Today Show: Cortisol Causes Belly Fat
She turned to expert Jenna Wolfe for advice that anyone can use, no matter how busy your schedule is. Tamron confessed that she is approaching age 45, and she said she can’t seem to shake that pocket of extra fat.
Jenna explained that women gain and lose weight in different ways, though the lower stomach is a common problem area for many, especially following childbirth. Stress can also be a contributing factor, causing your body to release more of the hormone Cortisol.
Belly Fat Diet Foods: Omega-3s + Vitamin C
The first thing to consider is your diet, which you want to make sure is rich in healthy Omega-3s. Walnuts, Chia Seeds, Salmon, Quinoa, and Flaxseeds are good sources for your diet.
You can also add more Vitamin C to your daily diet. It doesn’t solely have to come from citrus fruits like Oranges or Grapefruits. Try getting some from Bell Peppers or Strawberries.
Cinnamon can help to target bloating as well, so think about sprinkling some onto your breakfast.
Stomach Pooch Workout: Leg Lifts At Your Desk
Tamron said she hates going to the gym (and she’s not alone). How can make easy workout moves that get results a part of your day?
Sit straight up in a chair (maybe your office chair) and do Leg Lifts at your desk. You should be able to feel this in your core.
Belly Fat Exercise: Apple Pickers Workout Move
Apple Pickers are a simple move you can do almost anywhere. Stand up and alternately lift your left and right knees. As you lift each knee, bring your arms down toward that leg before lifting them back up over your head. Use small weights in each hand to increase the resistance. To make this a more challenging cardio move, work up to jogging in place.
Today Show: Slow Mountain Climbers Exercise
Get down on your Yoga Mat (or the floor) into a plank position (like the top of a push up). Try to touch your right knee to your right elbow while holding your arms in place. Then switch sides. Jenna suggested setting a goal of three sets of 15-20 reps.
These workout moves will all target the belly. Which one of them would you try first?