Obesity levels worldwide are growing year-on-year, and with this growing epidemic so are the number of obesity related health issues such as diabetes and heart disease.
The problem is when your belly fat becomes too big then you are more at risk of these issues.
Perhaps the following tips will help you permanently banish belly fat for good:
#1: Eat real food
Rather than reach for junk food try eating some real food instead. It is full of nutrients that will ensure you are more satisfied post-meal, so will eat less, which in turn will help with your fat loss efforts.
Junk food not only contains added salt, fat and sugar that will cause weight gain, but as these are burnt quickly will not satisfy and will cause further junk food cravings.
#2: Get your stress under control
When your are stressed your body will start to produce cortisol (hence why it is called the stress hormone).
When your cortisol levels are raised you will be more likely to experience food cravings.
Take control of your stress and your cravings will dissipate.
#3: Do you have any food sensitivities?
Sometimes food sensitivities can cause inflammation and cravings that can have a negative effect on belly fat.
If you can find out what foods cause these issues you will be able to cut them from your diet, and then reduce the issues that they cause too.
#4: Get a minimum of 7 hours sleep
A lack of sleep will cause cravings to occur due to an increase in cortisol production.
Also, you are more likely to reach for those snacks when you are tired in an attempt to boost your ailing energy levels.
#5: Get enough nutrients
There are certain nutrients that can aid fat burning.
For example, omega-3 fatty acids can help to control insulin function, while low levels of vitamin D can cause food cravings to occur.
#6: Cut back on alcohol
Certain types of alcoholic drink should be avoided when trying to lose weight and burn belly fat. For instance alcopops are full of added sugar.
If you enjoy a night out and cannot say no to booze then I suggest you stick to low calorie options such as vodka.
#7: Get regular exercise
This may seem obvious, but one of the key methods of burning belly fat is through exercise.
To burn fat you will need to burn off more calories than you consume.
There are a variety of methods that you can do, but I would suggest weight training (even if you are female) as it will help to burn calories both during the workout and for a further 24 hours after too.
Weight training can also help to build lean muscle, which can also aid your fat burning efforts. As it has been shown that muscle burns more calories than fat even while you are at rest.