Belly fat, also known as visceral fat is the toughest to lose. It’s also responsible for a number of health problems because fat gets stored in the abdominal cavity as well. So if you have excess fat around your waistline, it might be time to resort to some healthy steps to make amends:-

Avoid sugar

Added sugar is as good as a hazard. The liver can metabolise only fructose, so when one consumes too much refined sugar, the liver gets flooded with fructose and is forced to turn it all into fat. Sugar tends to increase belly fat and liver fat which leads to a large number of metabolic problems. Opt for fresh fruit to satiate your sweet cravings, instead.

Increase your protein intake

Protein not only helps you lose weight, it also helps you avoid regaining the weight. Adding it to your diet is a change your body will be grateful for. It is the singe most important macronutrient when it comes to losing weight and studies have data that shoes that the amount of protein consumed can be inversely proportional to the fat in the belly. Add some unprocessed fish, eggs, chicken, lentils and beans to your diet and watch the difference.

Make fiber your friend

Roughage is the key and studies state that foods rich in viscous fiber can dramatically slow the movement of food through the bowel and allow digestion to be a comfortable process of absorbing nutrients. This helps you feel full for a longer time.

Cardio is the key

The best way to keep the metabolic rate high is to never stop moving. Cardio includes walking, running, swimming, even dancing; any activity that challenges your body’s stamina and makes beads of sweat roll down your body is an excellent choice. Exercise can be extremely effective in losing belly fat.

Keep track

It doesn't take more than a while for a cheat day to become a cheat weekend if you aren't paying attention to what you eat. Watch your diet and exercise intently. Keep a note of the calories you consume in a day and download an app that tracks the calories you burnt so you can know how you progress.

Being healthy takes time and dedication. The latter is the easiest to lose because losing weight, especially belly fat isn't easy. But if you make a plan, keep a goal and work towards it with conviction, it is possible. Do it for your well being, your body will thank you.

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