Most health experts will tell you that belly fat is the most difficult fat to get rid of. Because of that, many people are always struggling to get rid of them. What most people do not know is that it is all in the foods they eat. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), to get a flatter tummy, your diet needs to revolve around whole foods as that will help you to burn more calories than what you take.
Here are the things you need to eat to burn and reduce belly fat;
1. Eat more fibre
Eating more fibres is the most efficacious ways to get rid of the hard to lose visceral fat. Failure to burn this stubborn fat can expose one to cardiovascular conditions and type 2 diabetes. Apart from the common sources of fibre like vegetables, you should also include foods that contain soluble fibres that can dissolve in water like legumes, barley, oats and beans.
2. Add some spices
According to the American Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adding some spices to your food can help cut belly fat. Spices like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and chili pepper can reduce blood sugar levels by enhancing the body’s reaction to insulin.
3. Avoid sweetened beverages
If you want to have a flat tummy then you should cut your intake of beverages with added sugars such as juices and sodas. WHO notes that sweet soft drinks can cause weight gain, specifically the visceral fat. It is recommended that you replace the soft drinks with water.
4. Stop before you feel full
CDC advises that stopping before you are satisfied is a great way to cut your calories intake and lose weight. Don’t be like most people who stop when they see a clean plate. Eating to the moment where the stomach feels full can increase the calories and have you getting more weight.
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