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Abdominal fat is something we shouldn’t take lightly. One type of belly fat is referred to as visceral fat. This is a major factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other conditions. Though losing fat from this area can be difficult, there are several things you can do to reduce excess belly fat. 

Here are some simple tips you can incorporate: 

  • Eat plenty of soluble fiber. This fiber absorbs water and forms a gel that helps slow down food as it passes through your digestive tract. Studies show that this type of fiber promotes weight loss by helping you feel full, so you naturally eat less and it can also decrease the number of calories your body absorbs.
  • Avoid foods that contain trans fat. This type of fat is created by pumping hydrogen into unsaturated fats, such as soybean oil. These fats have been linked to inflammation, heart disease, insulin resistance and abdominal fat gain.
  • Don’t drink too much alcohol. Excessive drinking has been associated with increased belly fat. 
  • Reduce your stress. Stress may promote fat gain around your waist. Minimizing stress should be one of your priorities if you’re trying to lose weight.
  • Get plenty of restful sleep. Sleep deprivation is linked to an increased risk of weight gain. Getting enough sleep should be one of your main priorities if you plan to lose weight and improve your overall health. 

So know that there is no magic solution to losing belly fat. Weight loss requires some effort, commitment and perseverance. Adopting some of these tips will help you become successful but know it takes time and consistency. If you want to learn a more personalized approach, email info@livingwellwithkiki.com to see how Nutritionist Kiki can help you make changes to focus on losing that belly fat. 
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