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How to Lose Belly Fat

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Belly fat is something a lot of people struggle with and it can lead to some serious diseases. To help you flatten your belly and be more healthy, 5-Minute Crafts has a list of some things you can do, starting today.

1. Eat soluble fiber

Soluble fiber will make you feel full faster, so you will end up eating less.

Here are some foods with high level of fiber:

  • flax seeds
  • avocado
  • legumes
  • blackberries

2. Follow a high protein diet

High protein foods accelerate your metabolism, which will help reduce your abdominal fat. We could also use protein powder.

Foods rich in protein:

  • meat and fish
  • quinoa
  • leafy greens
  • beans and lentils
  • nuts

3. Cut your carb consumption

Reducing your carb intake will have a positive effect on your body composition, fat distribution, and metabolism. It will help you lose weight everywhere around your body.

4. Avoid sugar

Sugary foods contain a lot of fructose, which are not only linked to several diseases, but also to an increase in abdominal fat.

5. Take care of your stress levels

Stress produces cortisol (known as the stress hormone) which increases appetite. The more cortisol your body produces, the more it will store fat in the abdominal area.

6. Do aerobic exercises

These are the most successful in terms of losing belly fat, as you will work a lot with that area.

7. Resistance training

Lifting weights is also a very good way to promote weight loss in certain areas, including the belly area.

8. Get plenty of sleep

People that sleep less than 5 hours per night tend to gain more abdominal fat. Make sure you always sleep at least 7 hours every night.

9. Avoid drinking fruit juice

Fruit juices can be considered “fake healthy.” Fruit also contains fructose and you will need more than one to make these juices. A glass of apple juice can sometimes contain the same amount of sugar as a glass of cola.

10. Drink green tea

Green tea contains antioxidants that help reduce belly fat. Drink some green tea throughout the day to help burn body fat.

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