Proven Ways to Lose Belly Fat Naturally

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Do you dread taking the stairs fearing the ‘trek’ ahead?

Do your skinny pants sit aimlessly in the cupboard?

Do your knees and back hurt all the time?

If the answer to these questions is “yes,” it’s time to relook your expanding waistline. Remember when you were little, worrying about your waistline was never on your list.  Increasingly, that luxury is becoming obsolete.

People of all ages and body types experience the “Belly Fat Effect” today. Harvard Health(1) claims that the average waist circumference for men today has reached a staggering 40.2 inches, while for women, it stands at 38.6 inches.

But the gut-wrenching fact is this: “As your waistline expands, so does your risk of cardiovascular disease,” explains Dr. Osama Hamdy, Medical Director, Joslin Diabetes Center.

Clearly, there’s more risk of gaining abdominal fat than what meets the eye. But before we understand the “underlying” risks, let’s understand what belly fat is. Also known as visceral fat in medical terms, it is simply excess abdominal weight surrounding the organs in your stomach.

This may happen due to a variety of reasons such as unhealthy eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle, high alcohol intake, high-stress environment, etc. To make things worse, research(2) suggests that excess belly fat has been linked to brain shrinkage, memory decline, and a higher risk of dementia. Naturally, it makes sense to understand how to get rid of belly fat through natural means that offer sustainable, organic results. Let’s jump right in.

Did You Know!

Visceral fat has been linked with an aggressive form of prostate cancer, according to the journal, “Cancer.”(3)

How to Reduce Belly Fat Using Natural Remedies

CURE 1: Essential Oils for Belly Fat

We know you’re already second-guessing the role essential oils play when we talk about how to remove belly fat. It does seem far-fetched but read on. Essential oils have intrinsic properties that help curb cravings, manage stress, boost metabolism, and improve digestion.

In this section, we will explain exactly how essential oils can help you keep those extra kilos at bay and eliminate belly fat without you investing your blood, sweat, and tears. Remember that different essential oils cater to different problems, so make sure to identify your problem-areas first before using it in the oral/topical form.

 1. Grapefruit Oil

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Also dubbed as the “fat-burning” superfood, grapefruit oil is citrusy-smelling and a crowd favorite. It’s extremely useful in activating bodily enzymes that work hard to break down excess fat.

Why does this work?

If you’re looking for an oil that’ll push you into the fat-burning mode with greater ease, grapefruit essential oil can become your best friend.

Research claims that eating half a grapefruit can boost your metabolism, so imagine what a highly-concentrated grapefruit essential oil can do! Its rich antioxidant properties and rejuvenating aroma lower inflammation and stress levels, while eliminating toxins in the body.

Plus, it contains D-Limonene which cleanses your lymphatic glands. Additionally, this citrus oil is also known to reduce food cravings and hence, maintain body weight! That’s not all. It also contains nootkatone that enhances metabolism and melts all your body fat effectively.

How to Use?

You can integrate this oil into your healthy diet (think: salads, veggies, healthy desserts, etc.) and leverage its multi-purpose benefits. Or you can mix 2-3 drops in a glass of water and consume it. Alternatively, you can massage 2-3 drops on your chest and wrist when the hunger pangs strike!

How Much to Use?

Using 2-3 drops per food serving is enough. If you wish to apply it topically, make sure to mix it in a carrier oil (coconut, olive, etc.) and apply on your body. Note: Please don’t apply it on broken skin or burns as it may cause further damage.

2. Cinnamon Oil

You can have your cake without those mind-numbing sugar cravings, quite literally in this case! All you have to do is consume cinnamon oil. Plus, if you’re looking for an essential oil that can regulate blood sugar levels and balance glucose levels, this oil should be your go-to choice. After all, we all know that fluctuating blood sugar levels give birth to the deadly cravings that can hinder your weight loss journey.

Why does this work?

Balanced sugar levels will ensure that your energy and metabolism levels stay up so that those hunger pangs never see the light of day. It also helps keep your sugar cravings in check, a big advantage for those looking to lose belly fat!

How to Use?

One of the many benefits of using cinnamon oil is that you can infuse it with a number of foods, such as tea, smoothies, oatmeal, and healthy-ingredient baked goods, among others. You can also use it in an oil diffuser and create a relaxing, spa-like vibe at home.

How Much to Use?

Whether you are consuming it or using it in an oil diffuser, just a few drops of it are enough (say 2-3 drops) as the oil is highly concentrated.

3. Peppermint Oil

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Peppermint oil is commonly used in the food industry as it is potent and bold-flavored. Its most powerful benefit is that it helps keep bloating and indigestion at bay.

Why does this work?

It doubles up as a powerful appetite suppressant. If research is anything to go by, sniffing the oil just once can suppress hunger-cravings and help you feel satiated! That’s not all. It also helps boost energy levels and encourages you to stay active throughout the day. Plus, it also helps maximize your workouts and soothes sore muscles.

A Handy Tip: According to research(4), ingesting peppermint oil with water enhances exercise performance.

How to Use?

Since it provides tons of energy, it’s perfect for using before workouts or when your mind is wandering, and you wish to be more focused. You can put a few drops and draw yourself a relaxing and calming warm bath, or you can even mix it with your favorite lotion. Whatever you do, make sure to mix it with a carrier instead of applying it directly.

How Much to Use?

You can rub 1-2 drops on your neck and temples for relief from stress. Or you can add 5-10 drops in a warm water bath. Whether you’re infusing it in your food or adding it to a base (lotion, coconut oil, etc.), just 2-3 drops are enough. Plus, you can even mix a couple of drops in your toothpaste before brushing!

A powerful DIY Belly-fat reducing essential oil you can make at home.

Ingredients: (It produces 29 ml of oil)

  • 4 drops of grapefruit essential oil
  • 4 drops of cypress essential oil
  • 4 drops of juniper berry essential oil
  • 4 drops of sweet orange essential oil
  • 1 – 2 drops of sage essential oil
  • 1 oz. of almond oil/coconut oil
  • 1 massage bottle

Directions

Just pour the almond/coconut oil into a massage bottle and add all the essential oil drops. Shake well before use. Remember to keep it in a place that doesn’t get direct sunlight.

Note: Before you consume these oils in any form, please make sure to consult your physician for any unknown allergies and side-effects. You should also do a tester on the skin.

[ Read: 5 Resourceful Essential Oils for Belly Fat Management ]

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CURE 2: Foods for Belly Fat

If you’re wondering what foods help address the most pressing concern on everyone’s mind today: “How to burn belly fat? ” you’ve come to the right place. The following foods don’t go to “waist” (pun intended).

We all know that starving oneself only pushes the body into “fat-storing” mode, so our suggestion is to engage in smart eating. Picking the right food will not only help with hunger cravings but also boost your metabolism and help you lose weight! So now, you can eat your way into a slimmer you!

1. Garlic

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You may dislike the smell, but you can’t ignore its benefits. When it comes to reducing fat, garlic is God-send.

Why Does It Work?

Data(5) suggests that garlic gets rid of bad, inflammation causing bacteria instead of the good bacteria. Plus, it comes power-packed with insulin, which aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels.

How to Use?

You can add chopped garlic to salads and stir-fries or sprinkle garlic powder on your veggies/meat.

How Much to Use?

Garlic has a distinct and powerful taste, so don’t overuse it or else the bold flavor will overpower your cooking and make it inedible.

2. Nuts & Berries

Contrary to popular belief, nuts can aid in weight loss instead of contributing to it. Yes, you read that right. The trick lies in choosing the correct nuts and of course, practicing portion-control.

Why Does It Work?

Nuts and seeds come power-packed with micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fibre, and heart-healthy fat. Naturally, a handful of nuts can keep you full for hours and give you lots of energy.

This means that you don’t end up eating junk, and the weight doesn’t spike up. After all, the gap between overweight and obese is frightening small, right? Plus, nuts are also known to boost resting metabolism. A faster metabolism means reduced belly fat. The math is simple, and the results straightforward.

How to Use?

Nuts and seeds contain enzyme inhibitors, which make it difficult to digest, thereby causing abdominal bloating. So it is highly recommended that you soak the nuts overnight and then consume it in the morning. Soaking it also helps to increase the nutritional quality of the vitamin-B complex, which is extremely beneficial for general well-being.

How Much to Use?

Just 2-3 soaked nuts per day (almonds, walnuts, raisins etc.) and consume.

3. Mushroom

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Mushrooms are packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants. Their three-in-one benefits include fewer calories, keep you full for longer, and burn body fat in the process.

Why Does It Work?

Did you know that research(6) claims that low vitamin D levels can lead to abdominal obesity? Mushrooms are rich in vitamin D, so stock up and integrate it into your diet in creative ways. Plus, mushrooms are fat-free, cholesterol-free, low in sodium, and low in calories. They’re the perfect addition to any diet. Also, they taste amazing for most, it may be an acquired taste.

How to Use?

You can use mushrooms in a variety of ways. For instance, in soups, salads, as a stand-alone veggie, etc. You can steam, saute, stir-fry mushrooms with virgin olive oil.

Do some research and dig out some amazing, healthy recipes. Perhaps the best part is that it is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and taste: from white and button mushrooms to portobello and shiitake, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

How Much to Use?

Some celebrities such as Katy Perry swear by the “M-Plan” diet where you simply replace one meal a day with a mushroom-based meal. Before you do your research on this meal plan type, please consult your doctor. For those who want to integrate mushrooms into their daily diet, look up some recipes and follow the prescribed amount.

A recent study(7) by the journal, “Appetite,” suggests that mushrooms may be more filling than meat when matched in terms of protein content.

4. Leafy Greens

From bok choy and spinach to kale and microgreens, you need to load up on leafy greens if you wish to get rid of belly fat.

Why Does It Work?

They contribute to the multiplication of “healthy bacteria” in your gut and hence, leave you craving for healthy food instead of sugar-rich and carb-loaded junk.

How to Use?

You can integrate spinach in salads/soup, combine kale with eggs for a supercharged breakfast option, or stir-fry some nutritious vegetables along with bok choy. There are thousands of recipes available in print and online for you to get started with.

How Much to Use?

There is no prescribed amount, so it is best to refer to the chosen recipe and alter the quantity according to your taste and the recipe’s requirements.

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CURE 3: Home Remedies for Belly Fat

If you don’t watch what you eat or don’t exercise, you can cross over from overweight to obese in just a month,” claims Tina Sapra, Founder, DoctorDiet Clinic. Like everything else, taking care of your body begins at home.

Luckily, you can try these simple and effective ideas to combat that stubborn belly fat, and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

1. Warm Water with a Dash of Lemon

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Ever wondered why traditional Indian cooking involves sprinkling lemon juice over dishes? Because it increases the meal’s alkalinity and improves digestion. Alternatively, sipping on water and lemon right after you wake up boasts numerous benefits according to Lifestyle Expert, Luke Coutino.

Why Does It Work?

Lemon is rich in Vitamin B and C, riboflavin, and minerals (calcium, phosphorous, magnesium). This helps boost metabolism and burn more calories. So, lemon water of belly fat is the best home remedy to consider. 

How Often Should You Consume It?

You can sip it right after you wake up every day and once at night. You can also add organic jaggery to it for better taste. Plus, if you have the time, you can consume it 30 mins before having food, or after a heavy meal as this combination is known to boost digestion and relieve you from gas/bloating.

2. Integrate Coconut Oil in Daily Diet

Over the last few years, cold-pressed coconut oil has gathered a lot of attention. Some dub it as the world’s most weight loss-friendly fat as it boosts metabolism, unlike any other oil.

Why Does It Work?

Consider cooking your food in cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil as it contains medium chain fatty acids which are either turned into energy (as much as 120(8) calories a day) or ketone bodies instead of it being turned to fat.

How Often Should You Consume It?

Some studies(9) suggest that 2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day can reduce belly fat slightly.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV as it is commonly known, is a natural health tonic that can aid in weight loss, reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart health. Plus, it is known to contain anti-cancer properties and is perfectly capable of destroying pathogens. It contains only 3 calories per tablespoon and no carbs, proteins, fiber or fat.

Why Does It Work?

It contains acetic acid which can help dissolve belly fat more easily. It also lowers blood sugar levels and encourages satiety in users. According to a study(10), participants who consumed 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of apple cider vinegar per day lost half an inch (1.4 cm) from their waists over a period of 12-weeks.

How Often Should You Consume It?

You can add 1 tablespoon of ACV to a glass of warm water and consume before lunch and dinner.

Note: Please don’t consume it in excess as it is highly acidic in nature and may end up corroding your esophagus. Also, never take apple cider vinegar for belly fat in the undiluted form as it can erode the enamel of your teeth. Always dilute it in water and drink.

4. Prune Juice

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Prune is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and potassium. Its dietary fiber content aids in digestion and works as an appetite suppressant.

Why Does It Work?

Prune juice contains a lot of fiber and sorbitol, which help in boosting your metabolism. It also helps in treating constipation and works as an excellent laxative. Since it fills up your stomach for longer, you don’t need to snack as much.

How Much to Consume?

You can drink one glass in the morning on an empty stomach or eat a few prunes if you don’t prefer having juice. Make sure that the prunes are 100% natural and do not contain refined sugar at all.

5. Up your Protein Intake

It is common knowledge now that proteins as nutrients can help in controlling body weight. In fact, studies(11) suggest that people who consume more protein tend to have lower abdominal fat.

Why Does It Work?

A protein-rich diet releases PYY, which is known to lower appetite and promote satiety. Protein also boosts metabolic rates and helps to retain muscle mass during weight loss – an extremely critical factor when losing weight the “correct way.”

How Much to Consume?

For shedding pounds around your waist, consume more meat, fish, eggs, dairy, asparagus, amaranth, peas, cottage cheese, beans, etc.

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CURE 4: Lifestyle Changes for Belly Fat

If you think you can lose belly fat without embracing lifestyle changes, you’ll never experience real results. Getting that flat tummy is not about doing 500 crunches a day, it’s the result of a dedicated lifestyle that integrates various factors such as a balanced diet, diverse exercising, increased water consumption, reduced stress levels, among other things.

1. Healthy, Balanced Diet Vs Starving

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The good news is that you don’t have to remove carbs altogether from your diet. Recent research(12) suggests that if you replace refined carbs with unprocessed starchy carbs, you can enjoy improved metabolic rates and reduced belly fat. Another thing to remember is that when in doubt or hungry, go raw.

Opt for more raw fruits and vegetable salads to combat those hunger pangs. Another study(13) suggests that people who consumed whole grains were 17% less likely to have excess belly fat than those who consumed high refined grains.

2. Regular Exercising that is Diverse is a Must

Did you know that people who are extremely obese should never engage in strenuous workouts as it can cause muscle tissue breakdown and impact your kidneys? A balanced approach which constitutes a healthy diet, reduced stress levels, moderate exercise, and quality sleep can do wonders instead.

Another important point to keep in mind is to mix ‘n’ match the workouts for best results. You can do cardio, HIIT, Tabata, brisk walking, dance/Zumba, Yoga, etc. on different days to counter boredom and belly fat – all at the same time.

Remember that performing planks exercises (for 30 seconds minimum) can do wonders for your metabolism. Plus, staying active throughout the day and not just for that “one-hour” can help you shed those extra kilos effortlessly. Take the stairs, take short walks if sitting all day in the office, attend meetings while standing, etc.

3. Say “No” to Sugar

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Ask any doctor/nutritionist in the world and they’ll tell you that the main culprit that spikes fat include sugar (cookies, ice cream, pastries, etc.), white flour (the  “P’s and B’s” of the eating world: pasta, pizza, bread, and bagels), and finally, starchy foods (white potatoes, rice, and corn).

So eliminate these from your diet at all costs for a flat stomach as it inhibits HGH – the hormone that helps you build lean mass and lose fat. Sugar also impairs insulin function, which leads to greater fat storage in the body and higher cortisol levels – both are never a good sign! You can have raw honey, stevia, or jaggery in moderation if the cravings kick in.

4. Increase  your Water Intake the “Right Way”

Research claims that drinking 500ml of water at a temperature between 22-37 degrees can raise your metabolic rate by 30-40%. That said, it is most effective when you consume it in 2-3 mins instead of guzzling it down. All in all, it increases your body’s fat-burning ability by a couple of notches!

To calculate your ideal water intake, check your weight in kilograms and divide it by 30. The answer you get will be your ideal intake in liters. For instance, say you weigh 60 kilos. Then, your ideal water intake would be  60/30 = 2 liters.

5. Reduce stress/triggers

Prioritize reducing stress like never before. Cortisol or the “stress hormone” can make you gain belly fat as it triggers the adrenal glands. There’s enough data(14) that backs this claim, which suggests that stress can increase appetite and encourage the abdomen to store food.

This point often goes ignored, but if you’re not engaging in active ways to suppress your stress, getting rid of belly fat will be impossible. Go for long walks, listen to your favorite music, watch your favorite TV show, invest in good essential oil diffusers, take a warm water bath, talk to a loved one, etc.

The idea is to de-stress your mind and more importantly, identify triggers to avoid chronic stress in the future. You can also practice yoga for belly fat loss, which really helps calm your mind.

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CURE 5: Supplements for Belly Fat

Fat-burning supplements have earned somewhat of a bad name because they’re often perceived as ineffective and harmful – and in most cases that is true. However, the three natural supplements listed below can help you lose belly fat and bust the myth surrounding fat-burning supplements. Let’s understand how.

1. Green tea extract

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Green tea extract quite simply is a concentrated form of green tea.

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Why Does It Work?

Being rich in caffeine, tea helps in belly fat loss and drives a process called “thermogenesis” where your body burns fat to produce heat. Studies(15) suggest that a combination of green tea extract and caffeine can burn 16% more fat than a placebo!

How to Consume?

You can consume it in a powder form or a capsule form basis your preference, of course.

How Much to Use?

The recommended dosage is taking 250–500 mg per day or you can drink 3–5 cups of green tea every day.

2. Caffeine

As you may know, caffeine is found in coffee, cocoa beans, and green tea.

Why Does It Work?

Simply put, caffeine helps boost your body’s metabolism, and this, in turn, helps you burn more fat. In fact, data(16) suggest that coffee can boost your metabolism by 16% for a period of two hours! Basically, it helps to burn more fat from your body as fuel.

How to Use?

Don’t consume coffee as a supplement. Instead, drink black coffee without any sugar.

How Much to Consume?

Make sure to drink no more than 1-2 cups a day and for extra benefits, you can add grass-fed unsalted butter and cold-pressed virgin coconut oil to it – a drink known as “bulletproof coffee” today which aids in weight loss.

3. Yohimbine

Primarily, yohimbine is used as an aphrodisiac, but it helps eliminate belly-fat as well.

Why Does It Work?

Yohimbine blocks receptors that bind adrenaline. Essentially, it extends adrenaline’s effects and encourages the breakdown of fat/fuel. Plus, animal studies also indicate that yohimbine can curb appetite.

How to Use?

It is usually taken as a supplement.

How Much to Use?

It may cause nausea/anxiety, so it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming it and ask them for the recommended dose.

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CURE 6: Herbal Remedies for Belly Fat

For some, herbal remedies act as a boon, while for others, they remain a mystery. We can only say that with a dedicated and consistent mindset, using the right herbal remedy can cure the most aggressive issues the human body endures – like belly fat which refuses to go away despite regular exercising and crash diets. Try these 4 herbs to counter belly fat and see for yourself.

1. Triphala

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Triphala is a wonder herb that promotes the secretion of a hormone signaling to the brain that your stomach is full. It also aids in rejuvenation and detoxification.

Why Does It Work?

Triphala is one of the best Ayurvedic remedies out there that helps detoxify your body and aids in weight loss. Plus, it boosts metabolism, improves immunity, lowers cholesterol, and prevents microbial infections.

It basically ensures that the intestines, stomach, and the digestive system, in general, are healthy and clean by flushing out toxins. The best part is that it helps tone the tissues of the colon, which ultimately removes excess waste/water and reduces bloating.

How to Use?

Consume Triphala powder with warm water for best results.

How Much to Use?

Take 1 teaspoon of Triphala powder with a glass of warm water before bedtime.

2. Coriander

Coriander has been in use since 7000 BCE. In fact, the oldest coriander seeds have been excavated at a pre-pottery era Neolithic site in Israel. It is possible because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Why Does It Work?

Coriander stimulates digestive enzymes and regulates cholesterol. It is a rich source of fiber which helps in weight loss. Ultimately, a healthy digestive system leads to more weight loss – especially around the belly.

How to Use?

Even though coriander is used in its leaf, powder, and seed form, you can make a coriander juice with coriander leaves, lemon, and warm water.

How Much to Use?

You can have it on an empty stomach early in the morning for best results.

3. Ginger

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Ginger is the digestive aid everyone needs. It boosts metabolism and also provides more energy.

Why Does It Work?

It regulates blood sugar and cholesterol levels and helps reduce your appetite.

How to Use?

You can have a few slices of fresh ginger soaked in water before meals for better digestion. Plus, ginger is also known to reduce cortisol production.

How Much to Use?

Don’t consume more than 4 gms or 2 teaspoons of ginger a day.

4. Turmeric

Turmeric has been named “Yellow Gold” in the West and rightly so. Turmeric’s active compound, “curcumin” aids in weight loss and comes with a host of other benefits such as treating cancer, arthritis, Parkinson’s, etc. Try this miracle spice and see for yourself.

Why Does It Work?

It comes with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that suppress the inflammatory condition in fat, pancreatic, and muscle cells. The European Journal of Nutrition claims(17) that this can reduce high blood pressure, decrease cholesterol, reduce blood sugar levels etc. Turmeric is also known to increase bile production in the stomach, which helps in emulsifying fat.

How to Use?

You can consume it by making a turmeric tea which consists of warm water, cinnamon, and turmeric. Or, you can add it to your cooked veggies and consume.

How Much to Use?

A dash of turmeric in tea and in veggies is enough.

Common Do(s) & Don’t(s) for Reducing Belly Fat

Here are some common do(s) and don’t(s) when it comes to reducing belly fat:

Do(s)

Don’t(s)

Create a balanced diet (raw foods like fruits, veggies, protein, whole grains) that doesn’t cause nutritional deficiencies.Don’t cut out entire food groups from your diet.
Listen to your hunger pangs and stick to the same pattern for eating.Don’t eat when you’re unhappy, bored, tired, or angry.
Focus on building strength.Don’t focus on weight.
Increase your water intake. Go for organic teas instead.Avoid fruit juices.
Embrace a long-term, lifestyle-driven approach for real results.Don’t engage in fad diets that promise overnight results.
Work ruthlessly to avoid stress and exercise regularly.Don’t let stress get the better of you. Don’t let go of your exercise and eat junk food on weekends.

FAQs

1. How Long Does It Take to Lose Belly Fat?

Typically, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose 0.45 kg. The math is simple and straightforward. Eliminate 5oo calories from your diet each day to reduce 0.45 kg/1 pound a week. Taking it one step further, if you continue to do, you can lose 4 pounds or 1.81 kg in a month.

Note: Reducing calorie intake by 1,200 for women and 1,800 for men can cause nutritional deficiencies, slow your metabolism, and make it all the more hard to reduce belly fat or experience weight loss in general.

2. What Is the Best Way to Lose Belly Fat?

There are a number of changes you can make to your lifestyle to get rid of belly fat such as:

  • Consuming more soluble fibre (flaxseed, shirataki noodles, avocados, legumes, blackberries)
  • Limiting intake of trans fats (labeled as partially hydrogenated fats in ingredients).
  • Reducing alcohol intake to a minimum.
  • Embracing a protein-rich diet.
  • Working relentlessly on reducing stress levels by engaging in activities you like to do or getting massages.
  • Eliminating sugar from your daily diet.
  • Engaging in “cardio” and weight lifting workouts regularly.
  • Eating “healthy” carbs (oatmeal, buckwheat, quinoa, sweet potato, beetroot, etc.).
  • Replacing your cooking oil with coconut oil.
  • Tracking food intake via a food journal.
  • Ensuring you get good quality sleep (at least 7-8 hours) each night.

3. What Burns Belly Fat?

Generally speaking, a low-carb diet gets rid of belly-fat inducing foods — ones that are high in carbs and sugar and without fiber. Instead, it encourages you to consume high-fiber or protein-rich food such as vegetables, beans, and healthy meats. Plus, being physically active by way of regular exercising (cardio, weight lights) can help burn belly fat most effectively.

4. What Is Good for Belly Fat?

Protein, protein, and protein. If you’re looking for a long-term solution to reduce belly fat for good, eat more proteins as the latter can help shed belly fat most effectively. Plus, it can boost metabolism by 100 calories a day and reduce cravings by 60%(18). What’s more, you won’t regain any weight if you steer away from a strictly healthy lifestyle.

You could Google “How to reduce belly fat?” or spend millions in crash dieting, but if you’re not going to embrace a “holistic” approach towards countering this issue, reducing belly fat may seem like a lost cause.

Only by combining a balanced diet, high-intensity workouts, trying out natural home remedies, and leveraging the benefits of “all-things-natural” can you expect results that stick, and not the weight. Try the natural remedies mentioned above and see your body come back to life lighter, healthier and smarter.

In the off chance that none of the above mentioned natural treatments are not working in your favor, please consult a doctor for understanding the next steps you should take. Do the hard work, take the necessary steps, and make sure you don’t end up becoming another “obesity statistic.”

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