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4 Types of Big Belly That Aren’t Caused By Overweight

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Summer is here, and we all want to look perfect. But most of us are ashamed to wear bikinis because of having a big size tummy.

Learn more about the causes of unwanted growth around the waist and how to get rid of it.

Stress Belly
This type of belly is thick, not loose, and occurs when the fat is concentrated around the belly button.

 

The causes: Chronic stress, skipping meals, drinking lots of coffee, (IBS) irritable bowel syndrome, eating junk food.

How to get rid of it: It’s very important to go to bed early and relax before sleep. Deep breathing exercises, relaxing baths, or meditation will do the trick. Don’t overexert your body with cardio exercising, instead, you can take long walks or do yoga. Include magnesium in your diet. This mineral can be found in nuts, dark green veggies, and wheat bran.

Low Belly
This type of belly often occurs in slim people.

 

The causes: Recent motherhood, monotonous exercise in the gym, doing lots of crunches and squats, unhealthy diet, spinal curvature.

How to get rid of it: Include foods rich in fiber in your diet, such as green leafy veggies and whole-grain bread. If you are doing to many squats, you’re probably doing them incorrectly and exerting too much effort on your lower back. Replace them with planks. You can also try circuit training, that way, you’ll work every muscle group.

Inflated Belly
This type of belly is flat in the morning but grows during the day.

 

The causes: Intestinal flora imbalance, food allergy, sluggish bowels.

How to get rid of it: Avoid drinking alcohol and eating sweets and processed dairy products. Choose a diet rich in fresh vegetables, meat, chicken, and fish. Never skip breakfast and don’t eat at night. Swelling may be a sign of imbalanced intestinal flora, that’s why it’s important to take pre- and probiotics, that can be found in sour cream and certain fruit and vegetables such as cabbage, garlic, and onion.

Pillow Belly
This type of belly is like a soft pillow with cushions on your sides.

 

The causes: Consuming lots of sugar and refined carbs, drinking excess alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, sweet tooth.

How to get rid of it: Drink alcohol in moderation. You can have 3-4 glasses of wine a week. Include eggs, lean meat, and vegetables as well as good fats, such as avocado, nuts, and high-fat fish in your diet. Find time for exercising and go for long walks.

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