As a vegetarian, it should be easier for you to lose belly fat since you're not intoxicating your body with fat-amassing toxins, long-chain fats and very long-chain fats (hardest type of fat to break down) from eating animal carcasses. However, vegetarians are growing on belly size is an indisputable fact due to their unhealthy vegetarian lifestyle and poor eating habits.
Like I said, a vegetarian will lose belly fat much easier than a non-vegetarian, so let's see what you can do to quickly shed that extra inches off your tummy and make it flat again.
1. Vegetables are Super Good for Losing Belly Fat
Your weight loss diet should contain at least 50% vegetables because vegetables really carry tons of fiber and toxin-removal nutrients that will help you flush out toxins accumulated (from your processed vegetarian food intake) in your fat cells. Intoxicated fat cells can be extremely difficult to metabolize as energy for body use.
So, first step is to get rid of those toxins. And vegetables like carrot, radish, kelp, cucumber, bean sprouts, celery, cabbage, bok choy, pumpkin, asparagus etc are particularly good on losing stomach fat.
2. Less Food More Meals
You should include 5-7 small meals in your vegetarian diet plan. This way you'll provide your body with continual food supply but yet won't stuff your stomach too full after each meal. The best part is, you'll boost your metabolism to burn belly fat throughout the day.
You can set 3 main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and the rest all light snacks to keep you going. Bottom line – don't give your stomach too much food.
3. Say ‘No’ to Empty-Calorie Drinks
Simple or refined sugar lurking in coffee or soda pop is one major culprit that makes your belly fat grow. High calorie contents in beer does the same. These beverages offer you nothing but calories. Cut down on these sweetened beverages. Ingest healthier options like natural green tea or soy milk (all without sugar) and best, plain water.
4. Fat-Burning Workouts for Belly
Stop wasting time and effort on crunches or other single-joint exercises to target your tummy. They don't work. Do total body ab exercises like push-ups, mountain climbers, spiderman climbs, side planks, cross-body mountain climbers, jumping jacks etc.
These exercises work well to help non-vegetarians lose belly fat, but it'll work even better for you, a vegetarian.
5. Fat-Burning Fat for Belly
Everybody who needs to lose weight is talking about this fat. Yes, it's none other than the famous tropical oil that has since hit the world by storm – coconut oil.
Just add coconut oil to your weight loss diet and the fat-burning degree of your diet will shoot up in an instant. Suggested amount per day is 3 to 4 tablespoons.
But try not to take it on empty stomach although it will induce even stronger fat-burning and detox reaction for belly fat loss. This is because coconut oil may cause diarrhea-like side effect if you do not mix it with food. Keep in mind.