Stubborn lower belly fat is a problem most of us ladies have experienced from time to time, whether or not we’ve had a child. With bikini season still officially here, especially here in California, now is the time to look and feel our best! Today show lifestyle and fitness correspondent Jenna Wolfe stopped by the show this morning to show Tamron Hall a few lower belly fat fighting tips and tricks for her Tuesday Trend segment.
Did you know that stress can cause you to gain weight in your lower belly? According to Jenna, “When your body is extremely stressed out, your body releases a chemical called cortisol, and that’s your fight or flight hormone, so it’s going to give you a burst of energy and normally the stress goes away and the hormone is released. When it isn’t, fat collects there.”
Jenna Wolfe mentioned that diet is a great place to start when it comes to losing that stubborn lower belly fat, and that you “want a diet that’s rich in omega-3s because that’s going to release some of that cortisol”. Some of the foods you’ll want to add to your diet are: walnuts, chia seeds, quinoa, flaxseeds and salmon. Vitamin C is also very important, think peppers, strawberries. PS: Cinnamon will also get rid of some of the bloating.
Since Tamron Hall mentioned she hates the gym (I’m right there with you!) Jenna gave her “three easy moves she can do about anywhere – from leg lifts while sitting in a chair, “apple pickers”, and slow mountain climbers too.
Video: Watch Jenna Wolfe and Tamron Hall show you how to lose stubborn lower belly fat on the Tuesday, August 4, 2015 episode of the Today show. ** If you have any comments or questions about the show or this segment, please contact Today.com directly. Thank you!