What do we do to lose belly fat?

May 12, 2024 | Diabetes, Nutrition, Sport

Increased abdominal fat can be a health risk factor and is associated with other conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While there’s no way to “target” fat loss exclusively in the belly area, there are some tips that can help reduce it:

  1. Maintaining a healthy diet is the main factor in reducing belly fat. Choosing foods rich in fiber, low-fat proteins, and carbohydrates with a low glycemic index can help reduce belly fat.
  2. Aerobic exercises such as running, cycling, swimming, and walking can help lose total body fat, including the abdominal area.
  3. Abdominal strengthening exercises can help strengthen the muscles in the abdominal area.
  4. A stressful situation can lead to excess production of cortisol, which can be associated with an increase in abdominal fat. Relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation can help reduce stress.
  5. Lack of sleep can affect the production of hormones that control hunger and metabolism, resulting in increased belly fat.