Don't let extra hours lounging in bed stand between you and a flatter stomach. While getting enough sleep can help boost your metabolic rate, sleeping in may undo any benefit
you'd enjoy from catching a few extra winks. One Obesity study reveals that late sleepers who snoozed past 10:45 in the morning ate nearly 250 more calories over the course of the day,
despite eating half as many fruits and vegetables as their early bird counterparts. Even worse, they chowed down on more salty, sugary, and trans-fat-laden fast food than those who woke up earlier.
Instead of satisfying your sweet tooth with refined sugar, turn to berries and enjoy a slimmer waistline in no time without exercise. Berries are loaded with antioxidants,
which can help reduce inflammation throughout the body,Berries like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries are also loaded with resveratrol, an antioxidant pigment
that has been linked to reductions in belly fat and a reduced risk of dementia, to boot.
Those trans fats on your menu are hiding out in plain sight and sabotaging your lean belly plans every time you eat them. If a food product says
it contains partially hydrogenated oils, you're eating trans fat, which can increase your risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, and obesity with every bite.
While it's often assumed that bread is off-limits when you're trying to lose belly fat, the right bread may actually expedite the process.
Switching to sprouted bread can help carb-lovers eager to get their fix without going up a belt size, thanks to the inulin content of sprouted grains.
A study found that adding weight training to adult male test subjects' workouts significantly reduced their risk of abdominal obesity
over a multi-year study period, although doing the same amount of cardio had no such effect.