3. Lower Your Sugar Intake

Limit Sugar

Studies show that those who drink or eat high fructose corn syrup, as used in sodas, sugary coffee drinks, muffins, and cookies, experience an increase in belly fat.

2. Decrease Your Portions

Eat less by decreasing portions and calories. This helps when your exercise level and metabolism slows down, like in aging individuals.

Related: Carbs & Belly Fat

1. Increase Your Physical Activity

Activity Levels

Exercise or start some kind of workout that fits your health situation. It is better if you can work yourself up to moderate aerobic activity along with some strength training and toning of abdominal muscles. Even chair yoga helps if you have pain or are unable to do more intense exercise.

There has been evidence that genetics can play a small role in obesity and belly fat. Most studies say this is only about 10% of the issue, and diet plays the biggest role in the fat increase.

The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine has linked poor quality and short duration of sleep cycles to the development of abdominal fat. So, try to get the recommended amount of seven to eight hours of sleep per night.

Related: 15 of the Worst Foods for Your Cholesterol, and How to Swap Them for Healthy Fats

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