Are you trying to lose belly fat because it's tampering with your outfits? But no matter what you try - exercise, calorie counting, you name it - it just won't budge?
Don't worry, we've got you covered! We have some new tips on how to lose belly fat for good. Here are three of them.
Three effective, science-backed ways to lose belly fat
#1: Make protein a big part of your diet
If you want to lose belly fat
, protein needs to play a prime role on your plate. Let us explain: As you age, your body starts to produce more insulin since your fat
and muscle cells aren’t responding to it properly. And insulin promotes fat
storage, especially around your mid-section. A body of research has found that a diet high in protein may protect you against insulin resistance. Apart from eating more meat and plant-based protein, you can up your intake by adding whey protein to your meals, snacks and smoothies.
Burn extra calories by eating more fat!
Did you know there’s one type of saturated fat
that encourages your body to burn more energy as fuel. And that only means one thing: You lose more weight.
#2: Replace saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats
A 2014 Swedish study found that saturated fat packs on more belly fat than polyunsaturated ones. When participants ate 750 more calories daily for seven weeks either in the form of saturated fats (palm oil) or polyunsaturated fats (sunflower oil) those in the saturated fat group gained more belly fat, while those in the polyunsaturated fat group gained more muscle fat and less body fat. You’ll find polyunsaturated fat in fish, nuts and seeds.
#3: Consume a tablespoon or two of vinegar daily
According to a 2009 Japanese study, obese people who consumed a tablespoon or two of vinegar daily for eight weeks showed significant reductions in body fat, particularly belly fat. One theory is that the acetic acid in vinegar produces proteins that burn fat, says Pamela Peeke, author of Fight Fat After 40
These efforts to lose belly fat might seem small, but they’re sure to yield big results!
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