It’s not impossible to lose belly fat.

Are you struggling with stubborn belly fat?

Have you tried different ways to lose fat in this area but found it hard to shift?

It is not in your imagination, it is basically hard but not impossible to lose belly fat. JINA magazine has put together some of the most effective ways to lose belly fat.

1. Do Aerobic Exercises {Cardio}

Physical activity helps burn abdominal fat. Losing weight especially belly fat reduces risks of heart disease, diabetes and even cancer, associated with a dangerous layer of visceral fat within the abdominal cavity you cant see.

Debates arise on how much exercise in a day one should engage in. Frequency and duration of your exercise program are more important than its intensity.

2. Eat a High Protein Diet

High protein foods such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and beans are ideal if you are trying to shed some extra pounds around your waistline. Eating a protein-rich diet boosts metabolism, reduces appetite, and changes several weight-regulating hormones.

Taking protein supplements can also be a good idea if you struggle to reach your protein goals.

3. Try Curbing Carbs Instead of Fats

In the long run, you need to pick a healthy eating plan you can stick to. Monounsaturated fats (healthy fats) such as avocado, nuts, and vegetable oils such as canola, olive, and peanut oils helps reduce risks of heart disease and diabetes by lowering cholesterol levels.

To lose belly fat, you could opt for consuming more of these healthy fats than carbs.

4. Avoid Drinking Too Much Alcohol

Weight gain due to alcohol consumption is more likely to be seen in heavy drinkers. Alcohol gives surplus calories, promoting appetite, increasing impulsivity and retribution of fats in the body. Heavy drinking irrespective of the type of drink leads to weight gain.

If you’re aiming at maintaining a trim waistline, you’ll want to stay away from drinking.

5. Avoid Sugar and Sugar- Sweetened Drinks

Excess sugar consumption not only leads to weight gain but also increases risks of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, vascular disorders, obesity and liver damage. Excess sugar overloads the liver with lactose which is forced to turn into fat that may settle in the abdomen.

Cutting out sugar and sugar-sweetened drinks will help lose unnecessary belly fat.

The weight loss industry however is full of myths. It is inaccurate to say that you can lose belly fat overnight. Weight loss should be approached with realistic expectations and a ‘can do’ mind set.

Healthy living is the way to go!