Cut Back on the Booze
Yes, you can drink alcohol and still lose weight. But if you're trying to target belly fat specifically, it may be best to lay off the booze.
"Reducing intake of alcohol can also help to reduce belly fat. We often forget that alcohol is a nutrient of its own, weighing in at seven calories per gram," Fine explained. "Alcohol is absorbed faster than most other nutrients. When over-consumed, alcohol metabolism impairs metabolism of other macronutrients, such as carbs and fat." She added that this promotes the storage of fat rather than the breakdown of fat.