I know, I know, for years we’ve all be looking for that mythical diet that can remove all the unwanted fat (while saving the boobs and butt), doesn’t involve changing our eating habits and requires absolutely NO EXERCISE but seriously – it aint happening! The truth is that the only surefire way to lose weight and keep it off involves a combination of healthy low carb eating and plenty of exercise.
Forget counting calories and forsaking fats, the number one way to lose belly fat is to reduce carbs and sugar and eat more protein. It’s easier than you think; there are now many low carb diets to choose from including my own The New You Weight Loss Program. Call now for a free body fat analysis in the Oneonta office at 607-287-0061.
Eat more fat
No you didn’t misread that! Thanks to extensive research we now know that we need good fats! In fact, polyunsaturated fats (found in nuts, seeds, and fish) can help you lose belly fat and the humble avocado is now considered a superfood so “guac on” for a trimmer figure!
According to a Japanese study, consuming one or two tablespoons of vinegar a day can help reduce your stomach. The theory is that acetic acid produces proteins that can help burn your belly.
Lower Your Stress
Life can get crazy can’t it? By now we all know that stress causes increased belly fat; try lowering your stress with yoga or meditation, even a good old fashioned “girls night out” can help erase the stress of the day.
Get More Sleep!
Eight is the number that can’t be beat! You may pride yourself on only needing five hours a night but your tummy is telling a different story. Women who routinely get less than eight hours sleep are statistically more likely to be overweight.
Most of us are not getting enough fiber. In a 2011 trial, subjects who increased their soluble fiber intake by 10 grams a day (the equivalent of two small apples, one cup of green peas, and one half cup of pinto beans) reduced visceral fat by 3.7% after five years. Adding more greens to your diet doesn’t have to be boring. Instead of reaching for potato chips, try my kale chips (recipe below), or a bowl of edamame for a filling low carb snack.