Fill Up on Fiber
Are you getting enough fiber? The American Heart Association recommends adults get 25 grams of fiber per day for a 2,000-calorie diet. Fiber is important for weight loss because it fills you up so you feel satisfied longer and won't be tempted to snack in between meals. It also helps keep things regular.
The type of fiber you eat matters, too, especially if you want to lose belly fat. Tracy recommends people eat more soluble fiber to burn more belly fat. "This gel that forms slows digestion in the body, which keeps you feeling full for longer," she said in a previous interview. "Research supports that soluble fiber leads to a decrease in the amount of fat in the abdominal region."
Focus on eating foods like lentils and other legumes, barley, and some fruits and veggies such as cauliflower, apples, and citrus fruits.