If getting rid of belly fat fast is occupying your mind, you may turn to diet plans or exercise routines. But while moving more and getting a balanced, healthy diet is crucial, it may be that there are some words of advice which could be of benefit. Express.co.uk sought the expertise of dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton. The nutrition expert explained that it’s not possible to target fat loss specifically in the abdominal area.
Dr Carrie told Express.co.uk: “Despite marketing hype, no one food or diet specifically targets belly fat.
“However, certain diets and types of exercise can reduce waist circumference, overall body fat and boost muscles, making people feel and look better.”
Dr Carrie went on to detail what foods to avoid if you want to slim.
In fact, that’s drinks and snacks which are packed with sugar – news which may not come as a surprise to some.
Instead, dieters could replace sugar they add to foods with sweeteners, as well as focusing on healthier snacks.
“A key action is cutting down on sugary drinks and snacks since excess calories from sugar boost insulin release which promotes body fat storage, especially around the waist,” she explained.
“Swapping to low calorie sweeteners, such as Hermesetas, in tea, coffee and homemade desserts, as well as snacking on fruit and vegetables, instead of high calorie treats, certainly helps.”
At the same time, Dr Carrie advised combining this healthier diet with exercise.
“In addition, try a few sessions per week of high intensity exercise involving the whole body to target body fat, including burpies, running, weight lifting or spinning.”
Alcohol often contains a huge amount of sugar.