I’m in decent shape but can’t seem to lose my paunch. What am I doing wrong?
First, let’s broadly rule out food allergies. Although the swelling gluten-free industry is keen to link all bloating to grains, only two percent of adults have an intolerance.
It’s probably nothing to do with how hard you hit the intervals at lunchtime, either. Rather, it’s the greater part of your 9-5 that’s likely the culprit. “Anterior pelvic tilt” pushes your hips forward, glutes back and belly out, the most common cause being a sedentary lifestyle. Thankfully, you can iron out your office-chair belly without straying far from the sofa. Kneel down and put one leg behind you against the wall or couch. Step your other leg in front. Lift your torso and lean into your front knee. Hold for a minute, then swap sides. Try to bring your back knee closer to the sofa as you improve. As your hips become mobile, that insistent roll will flatten – just in time for the sun lounger.