Looking to Burn Belly Fat? Try These 5 Slimming, Dietitian-Approved Drinks
If you're trying to lose weight, odds are you probably want to eliminate your belly fat. After all, visceral fat, or the belly fat stored in your abdominal cavity, is the most dangerous. It's been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic conditions.
But getting rid of belly fat specifically may be easier said than done. You can't spot-target fat loss; your genetic makeup determines where you gain and lose fat. However, you can lose weight overall, including from your belly, with a mix of dietary changes, exercise, and other lifestyle factors.
When it comes to your diet, it's not just what you eat but also what you drink that's important. If you're downing sugary beverages on the regular, you may be ingesting hundreds of empty calories each day, which can lead to an excess of belly fat. On the flip side, there are some beverages you can drink that can help you lose weight and burn belly fat. We tapped dietitian Jillian Kubala, MS, RD, who told POPSUGAR her top five picks for what to drink to shrink your belly.