- Eat plenty of soluble fiber!
Soluble fiber absorbs the water in our body and creates a gel that helps slow down the digestive process. This helps in weight loss by helping you feel full, so you naturally consume less food. This helps in reducing calories, and helps you lose belly fat. Foods such as flaxseeds, brussel sprouts, avocados, legumes etc. are high in soluble fiber and help in reducing belly fat.
2. Cut down on Carbohydrates!
Cutting down on carbohydrates can be very beneficial for losing fat, especially belly fat. Research shows consuming under 50 grams helps in losing belly fat in overweight individuals.
The Framingham study shows, people with the highest consumption of whole grains are 17% less likely to have an excess of abdominal fat than people who eat refined grain.
3. Get in that cardio exercise!
Cardio exercise is an effective way to burn calories and improve your health. Studies show exercise is the most effective way. Studies show that the longer duration of the exercise shows better results, than increasing the intensity. So get in that cardio exercise to lose that extra belly fat and stay healthy.
4. Reduce those Stress levels!
Increased stress levels can induce the adrenal glands to produce cortisol, in other words known as stress hormones.
To add to that women who already have larger waists produce more cortisol in response to stress. So increased cortisol causes more weight gain around the midsection.
Reduce your stress by engaging in non stressful activities, such as yoga, or meditation.
5. Get that shut eye!
Sleep is one of the most important keys to losing weight. Studies show that individuals that don’t get enough sleep gain weight and fat.
Studies also show that individuals who sleep less than 5 hours are more likely to gain weight than individuals who sleep for 7 hours. So don’t forget to get enough rest.