Losing weight can be quite a challenge. Although 30% of people decide to lose weight as part of their New Year’s resolutions, about 75% of these will stick to their resolution for no more than a week, and 46% of them will only make it to June.
This happens to be so because losing belly fat doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it takes time, effort and strong will to cut out all the food you relish and endure in the weight loss endeavor. A flat stomach may look quite easy to achieve theoretically, but in practice, it’s completely different.
The biggest obstacle seems to be burning optimal number of calories, because the food you eat is meant to keep your body function properly throughout the day. So the key is to eat the kind of food that helps you burn more calories. What these foods do is help you burn maximum number of calories while ensuring your body proper function. Some of these foods include cayenne pepper, which not only stimulates your metabolism, but also helps you burn fat. Other foods include lemon, ginger, honey, cinnamon and horseradish, all of which are extremely beneficial for losing excess belly fat while each has strong medicinal properties that improve your overall health.
How does it work?
While each of these foods can do wonders for your health on their own, when combined, their health benefits are multifold. First of all, they curb your appetite and boost your energy.
Horseradish, for example, improves your digestion and stimulates your metabolism. Cinnamon keeps insulin levels in check and burns abdominal fat. Lemons are extremely beneficial for reducing your stress owing to the calming effect it has. This is very important because most overeating happens because of excessive stress.
Moreover, this citrus fruit is abundant in vitamin C, which not only ensures that stress levels fall down, but also helps your body turn excess fat into energy.
Last, but not least, ginger is extremely beneficial for controlling your blood sugar levels, thus preventing carbohydrate overload.
The best thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to make it every day. And, the ingredients it uses are so common that you probably already have them in your kitchen cabinet.
- 125g horseradish
- 3 lemons
- 4 tsps honey
- 2 tsps cinnamon
- ginger (a 2cm piece)
Using a food processor, blend the ginger and horseradish. Slice the lemons making sure you remove the seeds. Then, blend the lemons (unpeeled) and mix them together with the horseradish and ginger. In the end, add the honey, cinnamon and mix all the ingredients together. Place in a glass jar and close tightly. For longer shelf life, it’s best to keep the mixture refrigerated. Take one cup of this every day and your belly fat will simply disappear!