If You Want to Lose Belly Fat Forever, a Dietitian Says to Ditch These 3 Foods
Getting rid of the fat around your tummy isn't just about looks. "Belly fat is also referred to as visceral fat, and is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions," NYC-based registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Rachel Stahl, MS, RD, CDN, CDE told POPSUGAR. That's why it's important to lose it.
While there is no one magic bullet when it comes to reducing belly fat, and you unfortunately can't spot-reduce fat specifically from your midsection, you can lower your overall body-fat percentage, which will help slim your waistline. You can also avoid certain foods that have been shown to promote fat storage in your belly. Ultimately, it all boils down to nutrition, which is why people say abs are made in the kitchen. Here are three things you can keep in mind every time you eat to reach your lean-belly goals.