Trimming the midsection boosts beauty and longevity. Wider waistlines can promote diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Weight loss, especially abdominal fat, improves blood vessels and sleep.
Cutting carbohydrates instead of lipids.
The low-carb diet dropped 28.9 pounds compared to 18.7 pounds in a six-month Johns Hopkins study comparing the cardiac effects of two low-calorie diets.
Eating plan, not diet
Stewart recommends to choose a nutritious diet you can follow. The low-carb method requires learning to eat better, not tracking calories.
Exercise burns belly fat. “One of the biggest benefits of exercise is that you get a lot of bang for your buck on body composition,” Stewart adds.
Even modest strength training with aerobic exercise builds lean muscle mass, which burns more calories at rest and during exercise.
Be a label reader.
Contrast brand. Stewart says some low-fat yogurts include more sugar and carbohydrates. Gravy, mayonnaise, sauces, and salad dressings are fatty.
Avoid processed meals.
Packaged products and snack meals typically include trans fats, added sugar, and salt or sodium, which make weight loss harder.
Fitting clothes is more essential than weighing oneself.
Gaining muscle and losing fat will loosen your clothes, but not your bathroom scale. Better development indicator. Women should have a waistline under 35 inches and males under 40 for heart and diabetes protection.
Hang out with health-conscious buddies.
If your friends and family eat and exercise well, you will too, according to research.