The holidays can be tough if you’re trying to lose weight. Temptation is everywhere, and it’s hard to say no, especially when everyone around you is indulging. But with the right mentality, you can stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight during the holiday season.
Even if you’re in good shape, the holidays are tricky for most people. Even those of us with the strongest will power can find eating right a challenge when surrounded by sugary and fatty foods everywhere you go. From huge holiday feasts, to office parties, there’s no shortage of tempting challenges to your diet this time of year!
The trick to staying slim throughout the holiday season is two-fold: eat plenty of the right foods, and get plenty of the right exercise. According to this certified nutritionist, these veggies are 3 examples of good foods to include in your diet this month.
I bet you didn’t know that there is a specific class of vegetables that contain very unique phytonutrients that actually help to fight against stubborn belly fat.
Let me explain what these unique vegetables are and why they help to burn stomach fat…
Chemicals that force your body to hold onto belly fat
Something you may have never heard about is that certain chemicals in our food supply and our environment, such as pesticides, herbicides, and certain petrochemicals from air and water pollution, household cleaners, plastics, cosmetics, etc can react with your hormones and make your body store excess abdominal fat.
These harmful chemicals are known as xenoestrogens.
Xenoestrogens are chemicals that you are exposed to (and are hard to avoid in the modern world) that have an estrogenic effect in your body. Excess exposure to these can cause hormone balance disruptions for both men and women. So if you thought this article was just for the guys, these chemicals can wreak havoc in the body for both guys and gals.
These estrogenic chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis can stimulate your body to store belly fat, along with many other problems (including cancer risks in the long term).
So here’s where this specific class of vegetables comes in handy…
One of those cool tricks that I teach my clients that hire me for nutritional counseling is the use of cruciferous vegetables to help fight against stomach fat.
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