Everyone has some belly fat, even people who have flat abs.
That's normal. But too much belly fat can affect your health in a way that other fat doesn't.
Some of your fat is right under your skin. Other fat is deeper inside, around your heart, lungs, liver, and other organs.
It's that deeper fat -- called "visceral" fat -- that may be the bigger problem, even for thin people.
Here are 5 ways to effectively burn belly-fat:
1. Eat plenty of soluble fiber and high protein
Soluble fiber absorbs water and forms a gel that helps slow down food as it passes through your digestive system.
Studies show that this type of fiber reduces belly-fat by helping you feel full, so you naturally eat less. It may also decrease the number of calories your body absorbs from food.
Protein is also an extremely important nutrient for weight management.
High protein intake increases the release of the fullness hormone PYY, which decreases appetite and promotes fullness.
Sources of protein and fibre include:
2. Take warm water with lemon before breakfast.
Drinking a cup of warm lemon water every morning is one of the simplest, most affordable and natural ways to improve your health which has incredible benefits on your health.
Lemons can help curb feelings of hunger throughout the day making it easier to resist temptations and reduce snacking on fatty foods throughout the day thus aiding in burning belly fat.
3. Always use waist trainers
A waist trainer is a high-compression shaping garment that you wear around your midsection to slim your waistline instantly and supplement your fitness goals. Most waist trainers stimulate thermal activity in your core, making you sweat more with less effort during exercise.
When worn daily, a waist trainer along with proper diet and exercise can help you stay motivated and confident on your waist slimming journey.
4.Engage in Intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting involves eating within a specific window — often 8–12 hours — over any time during the day. Thus, it differs slightly from eating according to your body clock. Intermittent fasting has been linked to reduced levels of blood sugar, cholesterol, belly fat, and inflammation
Many intermittent fasting regimens suggest skipping breakfast and having most of your meals later in the day. However, some studies note that eating a bigger breakfast and smaller evening meal may lead to better blood sugar control, decreased belly fat, and lower hunger levels
Reducing your eating window to 12 hours or fewer may minimize mindless snacking, thus lowering your overall calorie intake thus burning belly fat
5. Cut back on carbs — especially refined carbs
Reducing your carb intake can be very beneficial for losing fat, including abdominal fat.
Diets with under 50 grams of carbs per day cause belly fat loss in people who are overweight, those at risk for type 2 diabetes, and women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
You don’t have to follow a strict low carb diet. Some research suggests that simply replacing refined carbs with unprocessed starchy carbs may improve metabolic health and reduce belly fat.
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