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Iceni Magazine | August 3, 2021

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What Can I Do to Reduce Body Fat?

Reduce Body Fat

While some fat on the body is normal and healthy, too much can put pressure on your organs and affect the way in which you perceive yourself.

Finding ways to reduce your body fat might involve making changes to your current lifestyle choices. Although these might not be easy, they will have a positive impact on your general health and wellbeing, both currently and in years to come. Prior to making lifestyle changes, however, it can be a good idea to speak to your GP, to make sure that these changes are not likely to be detrimental to any current health problems you may have.

Exercise

From a young age, many people are told about the importance of exercise, both for how you look, and your body’s overall health. Sadly, due to work and family commitments, not everyone has the luxury of money or time to be able to attend the gym every day. This doesn’t, however, mean that you can’t exercise. You could opt to use the space around you, such as taking your children out for a long walk or playing in the park. For a more rigorous workout, you may also want to consider ordering fitness equipment online, which will give you some of your favourite aspects of the gym within your own home. This means that, once you have finished with your tasks for the day, or the kids are in bed, you could very well undertake weight training, or other exercises, while catching up on your favourite shows.

Limit Alcohol

While water is completely calorie-free, and a great drink choice, alcoholic beverages are not the same. Not only can they do damage to your liver, but they also contain a number of calories, especially those that are ladened with sugars and flavourings. Excessive calorie consumption leads to fat deposits building on your body. This then becomes a double-edged sword, as a fatty liver may then struggle to process the drink, increasing the effects even further. By cutting back on the alcohol, as well as other calorific beverages, you may be able to prevent more fat from forming, as well as have an easier time shifting that which is already there.

Switch Your Diet

Removing unhealthy foods, such as takeaways, processed meats, and fast food, from your diet is only one step in the journey to reducing your body fat. Even when eating healthy foods, it is important to monitor your portions. Too much food, in general, will cause you to gain weight, and fat, simply because your body doesn’t need that quantity of energy, and therefore stores the rest. Cutting down your consumption to that which you need, and making better meal choices, will help you to reduce your body mass.

Fat is often construed as bad, however, that isn’t always the case. Having some fat on the body can help to protect the organs and keep you warm. It is only when you have too much fat that it becomes a problem.


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