When Johns Hopkins researchers compared the heart effects of a low-carbohydrate diet to a low-fat diet for six months, both containing the same calories, the low-carb diet lost 28.9 pounds compared to 18.7 pounds.
Stewart recommends to choose a nutritious diet you can follow. The low-carb method requires learning to eat better, not tracking calories. A low-carb diet replaces problem items like bread, bagels, and soda with high-fiber or high-protein meals like vegetables, legumes, and healthy meats.
Exercise burns belly fat. “One of the biggest benefits of exercise is that you get a lot of bang for your buck on body composition,” Stewart adds. He believes exercise works off abdominal fat because it lowers insulin levels,
which tell the body to hold onto fat, and stimulates the liver to burn up fatty acids, particularly those near visceral fat deposits.
Your weight reduction objectives determine how much exercise you require. Most individuals need 30–60 minutes of moderate–vigorous exercise daily.
Even modest strength training with aerobic exercise builds lean muscle mass, which burns more calories at rest and during activity.
Contrast brands. Stewart adds some yogurts claim to be reduced in fat yet have more carbohydrates and added sugars. Gravy, mayonnaise, sauces, and salad dressings are heavy in fat and calories.
Your bathroom scale may not alter much as you gain muscle and lose fat, but your jeans will loosen. A better indicator of development. For heart and diabetes prevention, your waistline should be less than 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men.