“Eating according to your body clock and natural circadian rhythms helps reduce fat storage,” says registered dietitian Elizabeth Ward, co-author of The Menopause Diet Plan: A Natural Guide to Hormones, Health, and Happiness.
“Eating earlier in the day when your body processes food better will help you lose weight. It's hard to avoid weight gain if you eat more later in the day.
She says this is a hormonal reaction to insulin, which clears glucose from the blood earlier in the day. Ward advise? Stop munching after supper.
“There's a general misunderstanding among people who have cholesterol problems that it's simply through consumption of fat,” says Marlboro, New Jersey internist Spencer Kroll, M.D., who treats cholesterol and lipid illnesses.
Overeating carbs and processed foods is the main cause of belly fat. I've spent years convincing folks that carb modification is more than ice cream and hefty steak.
Simple carbohydrates like fruit juice and sweets should be limited, but low-carb diet isn't necessary. Instead, choose fiber-rich veggies, beans, lentils, and whole grains. Ward recommends 25–30 grams of fiber daily.
Try changing your starch consumption. Some individuals thrive on potatoes, oats, rice, and whole wheat bread. Dr. Kroll thinks starch may feed insulin resistance like rocket fuel. Insulin resistance may cause pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
3. Engage in cardio and strength training for weight loss and abdominal fat reduction. The biggest advantages come from resistance and aerobic exercise.