Posey advises eating breakfast rather than dinner. Working, cooking, caring for family, and moving more requires more energy during the day. We naturally need less energy as the day ends.
Putting off stress will merely bottle it up and keep you at elevated stress levels, which Posey says can boost cortisol and belly fat accumulation. She adds "Stopping several times a day to actively release stress through deep breathing
Even if you go to an exercise class or perform core training a few times a week (kudos!), sitting all day (desk jobs, long commutes) might keep visceral fat from moving.
Sleeping 7–8 hours a night helps regulate hormones, which can curb hunger and desires the next day. Without rest, your body can't lose weight or release fat. Stress, hormone balance, and metabolic cycles are affected by poor sleep "says.
"An sick stomach can't absorb nutrition or eliminate waste. Processed foods, preservatives, artificial coloring and flavoring, chemicals, and sweets kill intestinal flora. The belly bloats and distends "explains.
Natural sugar is OK in moderation (think fruit), but too much added sugar can make it hard to lose weight and increase your risk of diabetes and heart disease. "Added sugars aren't nutritious," says Nikola Djordjevic, MD.
"Overeating refined carbohydrates like bread, rice, pasta, and sweets increases belly fat. Djordjevic recommends eating nutrient- and fiber-rich carbohydrates like veggies and low-glycemic fruits to reduce weight.
"Eat all the greens you want, but drinking can cause visceral fat. Alcohol is exceptionally effective in stimulating insulin secretion and belly fat, even with 'zero-carb' martinis "RSP Nutrition nutrition expert Monica Auslander Moreno, M.S., RD, LDN.
Sweetening coffee with artificial sugar might backfire. "Artificial sweeteners can disturb the gut's delicate microbiome and confuse your brain—it thinks it's getting something sweet because of the taste