Get Rid Of That Embarrassing Belly Fat With These 7 Steps

#4. Embrace unsaturated fat: Unsaturated fats come from seeds, nuts, fish, avocado and vegetable oils.

#5. Eat plenty of (the right) fiber: You’ve heard you should eat plenty of fiber, but taking a fiber pill likely won’t cut it. Your body needs both soluble and insoluble fibers. The best fibers for weight loss are found in foods like beans and oats. These help you lose fat because you feel full longer, which prevents you from eating more.

#6. Choose the right type of exercise: Sit-ups are great at tightening your abdomen, but it won’t get rid of your belly fat. You need a mix of cardio workouts (like running) and strength training (like planks) for at least 30 minutes a day. Strength training increases your muscle mass, which helps your body burn fat.

#7. Cut refined sugar: Refined sugar floods the liver with fructose, which forces the liver to turn it into fat. The World Health Organization recommends 25 grams of sugar per day for someone on a 2,000 calorie diet. To put this into perspective, 1 can of soft drink is about 39 grams of sugar.