You Can Eat Carbs
Good news! You can eat carbs and still lose belly fat. The types of carbs you consume are what's important. Refined, white-flour carbs like certain types of breads, pastas, and baked goods are processed quickly in our bodies as sugar. When there's too much sugar in our bodies, "we store the remaining unused sugar as fat in the body . . . particularly around the belly," Sunny Brigham, MS, CNS, told POPSUGAR. Replacing processed refined, white carbs with whole-grain carbs makes a difference because "we're altering the amount of sugar in the body, ultimately reducing belly fat," Brigham said.