Excess belly fat isn’t healthy and it isn’t particularly attractive either, so if you want to improve your overall health, cut your risk of diabetes and look better in your bikini, tackling your belly fat is probably a good idea.
Although, on the whole spot reduction of fat is not something that works, there are a number of evidence-based methods for more effectively removing belly fat. Check them out:
Avoid Sugar AND Sweeteners
Natural sugar from fruit is okay in moderation, but added sugar is one of the worst things you can eat if you want to reduce belly fat. That’s because refined sugar is only able to be metabolized in the liver, and because it contains a lot of fructose, it can quite quickly turn into belly fat. You might think that you’d be safe switching to sweeteners, but you’d be wrong. Sweeteners increase your risk of becoming obese by around 60 percent. This could be because they make you feel hungrier for sweet stuff, leading you to overeat.
Up Your Protein Intake
Eating more protein, in the long term, will help you to reduce your belly fat by reducing your cravings for bad food by as much as 60 percent. Protein also boost your metabolism by 100 calories per day and promotes a reduction in overall calorie intake of almost 500 calories. Additionally, studies have found that increased protein intake decreases one’s risk of gaining belly fat over a 5-year period. So, eat your protein and see the fat leave your belly.
Lower Your Carbohydrate Intake
Eating a low car diet isn’t just a fad – it’s a great way to lose fat that really works. When you severely restrict the amount of carbs you eat, you will, after a few days, notice a reduction in your appetite. You’ll feel great because your body is burning your fat reserves, and you’ll feel even better when you see your stomach start to shrink.
Up Your Fiber Intake
As you can see from this Bikini Body Guide Review, getting a flatter belly takes hard work and a lot of resolve, but one of the simplest things you can do to tighten your waist is up your fiber intake. The more fiber you eat, the fuller you will feel and the less bloated you will be.
You simply can’t get around it – if you want to reduce belly fat, you will need to exercise. Where may people go wrong is that they only participate in exercises that they think affect the belly, such as sit ups, but you can’t spot reduce in that way, and in the early days, you will have better results by participating in whole body workouts that burn lots of calories and keep you fit. Cardio exercises, like running and swimming are particularly good for burning fat all over.
But that’s not to say you can’t skip those bicycle crunches and planks entirely. They are still the best and my most favorite ab exercises to target and strengthen the core.
Some researchers have found a positive link between tracking your food intake and the amount of exercise you do and increased levels of weight loss, so on top of everything else, download a fitness tracking app and boost your ability to burn away belly fat.