Zee media Bureau/Salome Phelamei
Many of us struggle to get rid of that stubborn belly fat. But, do we adopt the right forms of exercise and eat the right foods that fight fat to yield great results?
Here are a few, yet simple tips that will help you lose stomach fat and get that sexy abs:
Avoiding sugar/sweetened beverages: Studies show that added sugar has uniquely harmful effects on metabolic health. It can lead to increased accumulation of fat in the belly due to the huge amounts of fructose content in it. Various studies also show that sugar-sweetened beverages such as fruit juices, sports drinks are linked to a 60% increased risk of obesity in children.
Cutting down on carbs: Various studies have shown that when people cut carbs, their appetite also goes down, thereby supporting in losing weight. It is said that low-carb diets specifically target fat in the belly.
Eating foods rich in fiber: Eating plenty of fiber, especially viscous fiber, can have weight-loss benefits. The best sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans.
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Go aerobic: While exercise is important for various health benefits, aerobic exercise is effective at reducing belly fat. Numerous studies have shown that aerobic exercises like - walking, running, swimming, etc – can cause major reductions in belly fat.