Losing belly fat and living healthier

After six months on a low-carbohydrate diet with the same number of calories, Johns Hopkins researchers found that those on a low-carb diet lost 28.9 pounds, compared to 18.7 pounds on a low-fat diet. Stewart believes the low-carb diet generated better weight reduction.

Stewart recommends sticking to a healthy diet. Low-carb includes learning to eat healthier, not tracking calories. Low-carb diets emphasize high-fiber, high-protein meals like vegetables, legume

Exercise burns belly fat. Stewart: “One of the biggest benefits of exercise is that you get a lot of bang for your buck on body composition. He says exercise burns belly fat because it lowers insulin levels, which tell the body to store fat, and causes the liver to use up fatty .

Even moderate strength training with aerobic exercise builds lean muscle mass, which burns more calories at rest and during exercise.

Brand comparison. Stewart adds some yogurts claim to be reduced in fat yet have more carbs and added sugars. Gravy, mayonnaise, sauces, and salad dressings are heavy in fat and calories.

Packaged products and snack meals often contain trans fats, added sugar, and salt or sodium, which make weight loss harder.

Your bathroom scale may not alter much as you gain muscle and lose fat, but your jeans will loosen. That shows improvement better. To lower heart and diabetes risks, women should have a waistline under 35 inches and men under 40 inches.

Spend time with health-conscious pals. If your friends and family eat and exercise well, you will too, according to research.

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