Saturday, June 13, 2009

MoMMY YUmmY TuMMY..



YOU RE SAYING...ME?? FAT TUMMY??
Sampainya atii... :(

A lot of people believe (Me Too) that it stems from improper eating or lack of exercise (Oh Yess, i malas nak work out!) . While this may be the most common case, there can also be other reasons: (Here are my findings through networking).


Stress

This is a big one. And of course, stress doesn’t just make your stomach bigger, it can make everything bigger if you’re not careful.
When you are under stress, your body releases the hormone cortisol.
In turn, this hormone causes your liver to make excess sugar that your body doesn’t really need. As a result, you begin to feel hungrier and begin to eat more.
And guess what…a lot of those calories go straight to your stomach!

ME : Work Stress kot..Other than that?? Noo..(i guess sooo..)

Improper Digestion

This can also be caused by stress.
Improper digestion due to stress may cause several kinds of gastrointestinal problems leaving you gassy and bloated.
Many people who complain about persistent belly fat often times have gas which causes the bloating effect.

ME : Ok, now i know..i tend to drink lots of ice tea everyday..so my fat tummy may contains lot of gas..or should i said air?? (proper word?)

Slow Metabolism

As we get older, our metabolism tends to slow down. That means you don’t burn calories as fast or as easily as you did when you were younger. A slower metabolism can also result in extra storage of fat…particularly around the middle.

ME : Older?? Not until i get myself four kids..(then i admit that i'm old! Hehe)

Poor Posture

Bet you never thought about this one! If you have poor posture, it can give you that "pot belly" appearance. Stand in the mirror hunched over and look at your abdominals. Now stand erect. Look at the difference in how your belly protrudes when you are hunched.
Don't get me wrong, there is probably some unwanted fat there too, but your posture can make a huge difference in how your stomach looks.

ME : Correct! May be time meeting tuh Encik *** catch me sitting in a wrong posture kot! (Hello, we're supposed to talk bout work and U re scanning my tummy? Err, Boss.. can i have more girl in a team plis??)

Eating Late at Night

If you want to control your stomach fat, you should never eat within three hours of your bedtime. You want your food to have a chance to fully digest before you retire for the evening.
Going to bed with a full stomach puts you at greater risk for fat storage around the middle area. If you are going to munch late at night, eat something healthy like a banana or a small handful of almonds.

ME : This is totally not me..Confirm!

Menopause

After menopause occurs in women, fat begins storing itself in different places and often times focuses around the tummy.

ME : No Comment!

Genetics

There are two common body types: apple and pear.
If you gain and store fat in lower parts of your body then you would be considered pear-shaped.
If you’re the kind of person that stores more fat in your stomach and middle section than anywhere else then you would be considered apple-shaped.
Think about your relatives…especially those that are overweight.
If a lot of them are heavier around the middle area then it’s quite possible that you have the genes that make you genetically apple-shaped when you put on excess weight.
Meaning your body is more likely to store its fat in your stomach than anywhere else.

ME : This one just may be...

1 comment:

ZOORA said...

i blame genetics. and.. mm stress :P

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