In the previous post, we talked about tips to lose belly fat for men. Now, Fitfam Plus compiles a list of some useful tips to lose belly fat for women. Enjoy.

Run, Run, Run.

The best thing about belly fat (i.e. visceral fat) is that it yields quite easily to aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercises like running, swimming, walking, dancing  and really anything that increases your heart rate are great ways to attack stubborn belly fat.

Eat More Protein

Protein is important when trying to lose belly fat because it helps reduce cravings and boost metabolism. Foods high in protein have been linked to reduced amount of belly fat and may protect you from insulin resistance, which helps reduce fat storage around your belly.

Avoid Chaotic Sleep Habits

Chaotic sleep habits cause your body’s internal clock to go haywire. This is in turn causes your body to secrete fat-storing hormones like cortisol. Women who have more stable sleep habits tend to have lower levels of belly fat.

Eat Foods Rich in Fiber

Eating fiber-rich foods can help with weight loss but not all types of fibers are good for weight loss. It’s mostly the soluble and viscous fibers that can affect your weight. These fibers bind water and form a thick gel that ‘sits’ in the gut. The gel slows down the movement of food through your digestive system and slows the digestion and absorption of nutrients, which results in a prolonged feeling of fullness and reduced appetite. This in turn leads to reduced calorie intake and eventual weight loss.

Track Your Food Intake

This is doesn’t not necessarily mean that you should start weighing and measuring everything you eat or obsessively counting calories in your meal; rather it means that you should pay attention to things like the number of meals you eat per day, the kind of meals you eat and intervals between meals.

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