Want to lose belly fat? Cut one food from your diet

Great news: it’s not beer, pizza, or bread …

(Economic Times) One of the most common health questions people ask is how to lose belly fat, the most dangerous type of fat.

Sugar and foods high in sugar have been linked to type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. PHOTO: Kathleen Conklin, CC

Many studies have shown a relationship between high sugar intake and increased abdominal fat.

In one study, researchers observed a group who drank sugar-sweetened drinks with their meals over an eight-week period.

Their diets didn’t otherwise change, but they put on an average of three pounds. [That’s a 20 lb. weight gain every year. – Editor]

Participants were also found to have significantly increased abdominal fat.

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But how to actually cut out sugar and lose belly fat? One of the most popular diets for those trying to cut out sugar and lose belly fat is the keto diet.

Reduce calories by filling yourself up with protein, vegetables, whole grains, and replacing sugary snacks.

A great trick is a sprinkle of cinnamon in your morning coffee or oatmeal – the spice has been shown to help stabilize blood sugar. See the full story at Economic Times.

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