Excess belly fat isn’t just something to worry about from a cosmetic perspective, but also for it’s impact on your health! Belly fat, also known as deep visceral fat, surrounds your internal organs and can put you at higher risk for diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart attacks.
- Eating a healthy diet that has the right amount of calories for your goals, activity and body is important to reducing body fat and preventing it from forming. Since everyone’s calorie needs differ, you may need to observe what kind of eating plan works best for you. Notice if you gain or lose weight when you adjust your portions, cut out packaged foods, eat more fruits and veggies, etc.
- Some research even suggests that eating more healthy fats (like those found in olive oil, avocados and pine nuts) can help prevent belly fat accumulation. If your goal is to reduce belly fat, aim to eat a balanced diet that allows you to lose weight without sacrificing your energy level or health.
- Skip the fad diets and avoid falling into overly restrictive plans that may create nutritional imbalances or push you to the point where you just want to give up and binge.
- When it comes to belly fat burning workouts, it’s important to note that you can’t spot reduce. You can, however, strengthen your core muscles to help your body appear more drawn in at your waist and build more lean muscle mass throughout your entire body to help burn more calories around the clock.