Soluble fiber promotes weight loss by making you feel full & reducing belly fat. Good sources: oats, legumes, fruits.
Avoid trans fats! Found in some margarines, spreads, and packaged foods. Linked to inflammation, heart disease, and abdominal fat gain.
Moderate alcohol intake has some health benefits but excessive consumption can lead to belly fat. Limiting to 1-2 drinks/day is advised.
Protein aids weight management by increasing fullness hormone release, boosting metabolism, retaining muscle mass, and reducing abdominal fat.
Stress triggers cortisol, leading to belly fat. Combat this with stress-relief activities like yoga or meditation to reduce abdominal weight.
Excess sugar, including fructose, linked to chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, fatty liver, and abdominal fat gain. Use in moderation.
Aerobic exercise improves health, burns calories & reduces belly fat, but impact of intensity varies. 300 mins/week more effective for fat loss (postmenopausal women) (30).