12 Ways To Lose That Jelly Belly Without Exercise (We Love #5!)

 

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5. Enjoy Wine With Dinner

Studies show that women who drink one glass of wine each day lose more weight than those who do not. This is most likely because when we drink, we reduce the amount of food we consume at a meal. Also, our bodies are not able to break down alcohol in an efficient manner, which means we will not fully use all of the calories and burn extra calories in an attempt to do so. So although most people believe that they need to live on carrots and lettuce to lose belly fat, feel free to enjoy that glass of wine with dinner and smile while you do it.

 

6. Eat More Unsaturated Fats

You might be wondering, if we are what we eat, how in the heck is eating fat going to make us lose fat? This is because, as many research studies have shown, eating unsaturated fats makes you burn more energy and move fat away from the belly to be used as fuel. The best sources of unsaturated and monounsaturated fats are:

– Olives

– Extra virgin olive oil

– Nuts

Avocados

 

7. Think Dairy 3 Times A Day

Numerous studies have shown that the linoleic acid helps to remove belly fat as well as hindering the development of cortisol induced belly fat. Remember cortisol? That’s the stress hormone that tells the body to store fat. Those fat cells that cortisol made will also make their own cortisol, which makes you store even more belly fat. According to studies, eating three servings of dairy products, such as yogurt, cheese, and milk, stops fat cells from making cortisol. Dairy products also contain linoleic acid. One study found that those who ate three cups of yogurt each day lost more weight than those who consumed calcium supplements and cut calories in their diet over the 12 week study period.

 

8. Eat More Frequently

Sometimes, we get so busy, we forget to eat, or we keep postponing our meals so that by the time we finally sit down to eat, we are so hungry, we eat enough for two people! Also, when we are hungry, we are more tempted to eat things that we shouldn’t, such as chips, French fries, candy bars, or cookies. Try to eat some protein every two or three hours to keep yourself from becoming hungry and to keep yourself from eating too much at regular meals.

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