How to lose belly fat

Arrow

Cardio aerobic exercise

Reduce visceral fat with 30min of daily cardio. Ab exercises won't help directly; burn fat first, then tone. Cardio is key! 

Dot

Intermittent fasting

Safe & effective intermittent fasting helps reduce excess glucose & burn belly fat by utilizing adipose tissue for energy 

Dot

Try a healthy carb cycle

Avoid simple carbs but include healthy whole grains (gluten-free) on some days to prevent plateaus and expedite weight loss.  

Dot

Eat real, whole food

Whole foods: fruits, veggies, nuts, whole grains. Your body processes natural foods, not lab-made ones. Avoid belly fat.  

Dot

Read nutrition label

Beware of low-fat foods high in carbs/sugars. Reduce unhealthy fats & carbs for visceral fat loss. Choose complex carbs for steady metabolism.

Dot

Cut the sugar

Starches/grains break into glucose. Added sugar stores as belly fat. Limit added sugar for better health. Dr. Trevisan advises.

Dot

Eat more healthy fat

Healthy fats from animal products, avocados, coconut oil, nuts, and seeds support brain & digestion. Small amounts aid weight loss. Dr. Trevisan.

Dot

Develop better sleep habit

Poor sleep hygiene causes more visceral fat with 5 hours or less sleep. Over 8 hours in young people also leads to more visceral fat, says Dr. Kroll.

Dot

Eat balanced meal

Balanced meals with major food groups aid in weight loss & belly fat reduction. Follow the MyPlate Method for portion control & satisfaction.

Dot

Weight training

Resistance training causes muscle adaptation, leading to a higher resting metabolic rate. Burn more calories at rest, reducing belly fat.

Dot