Eating more soluble fiber from vegetables, beans and fruit can help get rid of belly fat, according to a study published
"There is mounting evidence that eating more soluble fiber and increasing exercise reduces visceral or belly fat, although we still don't know how it works,"
"Although the fiber-obesity relationship has been extensively studied, the relationship between fiber and specific fat deposits has not.
Studies show exercise is far more effective than medicine for fat loss in the abdominal area. "Visceral fat can affect local organs or the entire body system.
Systemically it can affect your heart and liver, as well as abdominal organs," "When studies use weight or body mass index as a metric, we don't know if the interventions are reducing fat everywhere
in the body, or just near the surface. The location and type of fat is important. If you just measure weight or BMI, you can underestimate the benefit to your health of losing weight.
A study from Brown University shows that people who practice "dispositional mindfulness"—where a person pays keen attention to their present thoughts and feelings
are less likely to have belly fat or be overweight. "This is everyday mindfulness," "The vast majority of these people are not meditating."
"It takes consistent attention to a balanced diet and appropriate portions, combined with regular physical activity… Doing crunches, sit-ups or planks will not speed the process
beyond just burning calories associated with that activity. Weight loss via physical activity for losing belly fat is most effective by combining both strength and cardio fitness programs.
"Our findings show that shortened sleep, even in young, healthy and relatively lean subjects, is associated with an increase in calorie intake,a very small increase in weight,
and a significant increase in fat accumulation inside the belly," "Normally, fat is preferentially deposited subcutaneously or under the skin.
However, the inadequate sleep appears to redirect fat to the more dangerous visceral compartment."