Do you want to look and feel your best? If so, be sure to put the advice laid out below into practice.
Here are five top tips for burning belly fat.
Consume plenty of soluble fiber
Food substances that are packed full of soluble fiber are very much your friend in this instance. Not only does this type of fiber absorb water in a quick and effective manner, but it also forms a kind of gel that actively slows down the digestion process. In layman’s terms, soluble fiber helps you to feel full without eating as much food, which in turn stops you from putting excess weight on.
There are plenty of high-fiber foods out there, some of the most popular being:
- Flax seeds
- Shirataki noodles
- Brussels sprouts
Cut down on alcohol consumption
It doesn’t matter how healthy your diet is — if you’re constantly consuming alcohol on a regular basis, you’ll never be able to burn away your belly fat. If you’re serious about performing this all-important task, you need to cut down on the booze. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that you have to go teetotal for the rest of your days. It just means limiting the amount that you drink and having certain days/nights where you don’t touch a drop.
Avoid sugary drinks
Like alcohol, sugary drinks will also hold you back from being able to effectively burn belly fat. If you consume beverages such as soda, punch, and sweet tea on a regular basis, you will fill your body with liquid fructose. Before too long, this substance will get stored in your belly and, in turn, increase the weight around your midriff.
Embrace intermittent fasting
There is a plethora of different diets that you can embrace in your attempt to lose weight, intermittent fasting being one of the most effective. As its name suggests, this is an eating pattern that involves short-term periods of no/minimal food consumption. Once you embrace this weight-loss technique, you will lower both your calorie intake and your cholesterol, both of which will have a profound positive impact on your well-being going forward.
If you want to optimize your fasting experience, be sure to heed all the advice provided by LIFE Apps in their in-depth article on the matter, The 5 Stages of Intermittent Fasting. Here, you will find all the guidance you need to be able to follow a strict, healthy, and worthwhile fasting diet.
Introduce more protein into your diet
When it comes to weight management, the importance of protein can never be understated. Once you introduce more protein nutrients into your diet, you’ll release more PYY (commonly known as the fullness hormone). This will make you feel a lot fuller dinner and it will decrease your appetite in between meals.
Here are some of the best sources of protein that you can pile onto your dinner plate:
- Lean meats (beef, lamb, pork, etc.)
- Poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, etc.)
- Fish and seafood
- Dairy products (milk, Greek yoghurt, cottage cheese, etc.)