Michael Mosley: Belly fat is 'important' to target – reduce it by avoiding certain foods


Dr Michael Mosley often shares his weight loss tips with slimmers online as well as on television. He is the creator of The Fast 800 – a diet plan that helps people lose weight quickly.

Many people have belly fat, even the healthiest and fittest people.

But Dr Mosley explained there are ways to reduce it.

He said: “Belly fat is the most important fat to target and yes, it is possible to reduce it.

“Even the slimmest of people can suffer with belly fat and often, the abdomen is one of the most dangerous places to store fat.

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“As if this were not bad enough, fat cells deep in your abdomen – also known as ‘visceral fat’ – are reluctant to let go of their energy-stash.

“To find the extra energy needed to fuel a small energy deficit, or a standard gym session, your body will look to other reserves first, like your glutes.

“Fortunately, recent breakthroughs in medical and sports science have shown that it is possible to throw this gradient into reverse: you can lose belly fat, and you can lose it fast.”

Dr Mosley went on to explain there are “key” things slimmers can do to get rid of belly fat, such as eating the right foods.

“Over 20 randomised controlled studies have now shown that lower-carb diets can lead to two to three times more weight loss than low-fat diets.

“So, limit your intake of any food or drink containing more than five percent sugar to no more than twice a week.

“This includes sweet fruits like mango and pineapple, and sugary smoothies and juices.

“Likewise, replace processed carbs like white bread, chips and pasta with slow-release energy sources, such as brown rice or quinoa.”



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