8 Ways to Lose Belly Fat and Live a Healthier Life

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.   

Try curbing carbs instead of fats.

Stewart recommends sticking to a healthy diet. Low-carb includes learning to eat healthier, not tracking calories.   

Think eating plan, not diet.

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.   

Keep moving.

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

Lift weights.

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.  

Become a label reader.

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

Move away from processed foods.

Your bathroom scale may not alter much as you gain muscle and lose fat, but your jeans will loosen. That shows improvement better.  

Focus on the way your clothes fit more than reading a scale.

If your friends and family eat and exercise well, you will too, according to research.  

Hang out with health-focused friends.

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