Lose inches with our foolproof plan!
Being a normal weight, but with a bigger tum is actually more deadly than obesity, recent health reports suggest.
Doctors are trying to educate the public that it’s not just how much weight you’re carrying, but where you’re carrying it, that matters.
We’ve put together the top 6 proven ways to shift extra weight around your middle, fast.
How to lose belly fat
1. Avoid refined sugars
We’re not talking fruit sugars or the sugars already found in meals, but refined, white sugar and chocolate, cakes and biscuits. When you eat a lot of refined sugar, the liver gets flooded with fructose, and is forced to turn it all into fat. While you might not be able to cut it out completely, making it the odd treat now and again will have a big effect.
2. Eat more protein
If losing weight is your goal, adding protein is the single most effective thing you can do, as it helps you build muscle and increases the metabolism. Try a protein supplement if you’re not getting enough in your diet.
3. Cook with coconut oil
Swapping other more fattening cooking oils for this natural alternative will give your health a boost. Plus studies have shown that 2 tablespoons a day reducing fat around the abdomen. See here for more details.
4. Eat foods rich in fibre
The best way to get more fibre is to eat a lot of plant foods like vegetables and fruit. These will ease your digestion and keep you full.
5. Exercise for 30 minutes a day
This could be a morning jog, afternoon swim or a run around the park with the dog. However you like to do it, commit to just half an hour each day of exercise that gets your heart rate up and you’ll feel much leaner.
6. Keep a food diary
It’s often those extra snacks we don’t even think about that are making the pounds creep on. By writing down everything you consume (including those couple of glasses of wine!) you’re forced to face up to exactly how healthy you’re actually being. It might just make you think twice about that second biscuit, if you’re off out for a drink in the evening!