9 Tricks For Getting Rid Of Stubborn Belly Fat For Good (FINALLY)

9 Tricks For Getting Rid Of Stubborn Belly Fat For Good (FINALLY)

You look at yourself in the mirror when you have only pants on, right before you put on a shirt. Normally you try not to let it bother you, but sometimes you can’t help but notice it: your stomach. Why, why does your stomach refuse to be the way you want it to be?

It’s a frustrating experience that might not seem like that big of a deal to those who do not struggle with it. Some people who do struggle with extra belly fat do not care. Some people say, “It’s not a big deal, who cares? How you look doesn’t matter.”

But I have to say: yes, it is an amazing and positive thing to feel good about yourself, to love how you look and who you are. But if you are not happy with how you look, then this is going to help you.

No doubt about it – extra belly fat sucks. From ruining the look of your favorite jeans to forcing you to remove outfits from your wardrobe, there’s no denying that belly fat can mess with you.

However, there’s something even worse than the aesthetics of belly fat to worry about – and that’s visceral fat. Visceral fat expands deep into your stomach and settles around your organs.

Visceral fat is horrible for you – it’s practically a factory of hormones and substances that harm your body, like cortisol and cytokines. Cortisol is the hormone that controls and regulates stress in your body. Cytokines mess with your body’s ability to produce insulin.
Which all adds up to – obesity, type II diabetes, and heart disease. Bad news bears for visceral fat.

So if you want to get rid of stubborn belly fat for good (and cut down on your visceral fat), follow these 9 tips:

1. Put More Fiber In Your Diet

A study from 2011 found that people who ate 10 more grams of soluble fiber in a day had their visceral fat go down by 3.5% over 5 years (1). That’s only a couple small apples or a cup of green peas – and it will make a huge difference in your body (and help control your appetite).

2. Enjoy A Cup Of Tea

Tea contains antioxidants (called catechins) – and you can find a ton of them in green tea. Studies have shown that people who consume more catechins lose more abdominal fat than those who didn’t (2). Try getting at least 600mg of catechins a day – which is about 16oz of delicious green tea.


3. Keep Your Sleep Cycle Regular

Try going to bed and getting up at the same time each day – yes, even on the weekends. A Brigham Young University study found that women who go to sleep and wake up at consistent times have demonstrably lower levels of body fat (3). It might be because irregular sleep screws with your internal clock and your stress levels, overloading your body with cortisol.

4. Get better Sleep

If you’re getting 5 or less hours of sleep a night, I’ve got bad news for you – a study from 2010 out of Wake Forest University found that amount of sleep will increase visceral fat levels. Try to sleep at least 8 hours a night for the best possible rest.


5. Try Picking Up Yoga

You ready for a crazy study? In 2012, researchers found that women who had already gone through menopause who tried yoga for 4 months had extremely significant reductions in visceral fat. That’s amazing – and yoga is amazing for your body. It’s all about cutting down cortisol, which will cause your body to pack on the belly fat.

6. Consume More Vinegar

Yeah – you heard me right, I’m talking about vinegar. A 2009 Japanese study found that people who were obese that consumed between 1 and 2 tablespoons of vinegar every day for 2 months had their body fat go down significantly – visceral fat included. The vinegar has acid in it that will spur your body to produce proteins which burn up fat – a huge bonus to an already healthy food.

7. Polyunsaturates Are Your Best Friends

Want a chilling statement? Saturated fat absolutely loads more and more visceral fat onto your body. A Swedish study found that saturated fat is way worse than unsaturated fat in terms of adding visceral fat, and subjects who ate saturated fats gained visceral fat, while subjects who ate unsaturated fat gained muscle mass and less body fat.

8. Eat More Protein

If you want to slim down, you probably already know that protein is your best weight loss friend. That’s because of another body hormone – insulin.

As your body gets older, your body will produce more and more insulin, because your muscles and fat cells become “resistant” to it – in essence, they develop a tolerance. The problem with that is that too much insulin signals your body to store lots of fat. However, if you eat a lot of protein in your diet, it can protect you against insulin insensitivity, and help you keep off belly fat.

9. Get More Exercise

This is the obvious one – and probably the one you were expecting first. I decided to put it last because I have total control over where it goes in this list and you can’t stop me, ha .

If visceral fat has a weakness – it’s exercise. If you do aerobic exercises like swimming, running, and biking, you’ll start burning off your visceral fat in no time.

In summary…

9 Tips To Finally Lose Stubborn Belly Fat

  1. Put more fiber in your diet
  2. Enjoy a cup of tea
  3. Keep your sleep cycle regular
  4. Get better sleep
  5. Try picking up yoga
  6. Consume more vinegar
  7. Polyunsaturates are your best friends
  8. Eat more protein
  9. Get more exercise

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31 comments… add one
  • nicoleherman February 25, 2017, 12:29 am

    i want to see my answear

  • Cynthia Davis October 12, 2015, 3:03 pm

    Belly fat sucks and if this is going to get rid of it, then I am going to do my best to follow the rules and see what happens!

  • Verna Williams October 12, 2015, 2:53 pm

    If you told me that getting rid of my belly fat was this easy about 5 years ago, I would have jumped all over that and went along with the tips here. Now, I have come so far and gained so much that I feel like I cannot turn it around.

  • Collette Scott October 10, 2015, 6:42 am

    Since I stopped drinking soda all the time and replaced it with different teas, I noticed that my body was changing and I felt a lot better.

  • Anita Petersen October 9, 2015, 2:14 pm

    Take a look at your belly by looking straight down. If you cannot see your feet, there is an issue here :)

  • Laura Blankenship October 8, 2015, 2:50 pm

    Getting better sleep is one thing that affects many other things like your diet. When your diet is under control, you are also going to have less belly fat.

  • Jennifer Young October 7, 2015, 11:49 am

    These are great tips. When it comes to getting more toned, your abs can be a hard nut to crack.

    • Loretta Lisle October 10, 2015, 6:49 am

      Yes, but once you get a routine down, the abs will look great ALL the time :)

  • Joan Whitfield October 7, 2015, 11:31 am

    I have also noticed that anytime I am working out or doing a specific exercise, I suck in my belly and hold it there to keep my abs tight. While lifting or walking it seems to get an extra boost to those muscles. I love the results!

  • Leslie Roe October 6, 2015, 1:33 pm

    The way that stress impacts your body can have a lot to do with how your body deals with fat and things like that as well.

  • Colleen Silva October 6, 2015, 12:01 pm

    Getting more fiber into your diet is easy. Yoga on the other hand, might not be so easy to get started in. However, it does do great things for your body and mind!

  • Gloria Clary October 2, 2015, 10:33 am

    I just started a new job and it requires me to have more regular hours. Because of this, I have been eating around the same times each day and think it really helps. I have not seen my belly growing, but I think now I have to work on toning it!

  • Frank Jackson October 1, 2015, 9:27 pm

    Getting rid of that belly fat should be the NUMBER 1 thing you worry about in terms of your health.

    • Lisa Sims October 9, 2015, 2:01 pm

      Agree. You will feel so much better once it is gone and your body is going to thank you as well.

  • Wayne Wade October 1, 2015, 9:07 pm

    Yoga is a great way to tone just about any part of your body. As an instructor, I have a lot of beginners that tell me how good they feel once they take up yoga and that makes me feel good.

  • Deborah Landgraf September 29, 2015, 9:20 pm

    Belly fat is stubborn and more than any other part on your body, can do some real damage if you are not taking care of it.

  • Pearl Clark September 29, 2015, 9:10 pm

    yoga is the ultimate fat burner. even for the beginners out there, it can be such a great exercise.

    • Tina Hoffman October 1, 2015, 9:17 pm

      I love yoga. It was the one thing that made me feel good when I was overweight. Thanks to an awesome workout routine, now I can say that I am not overweight and it feels great!

  • Patricia Macleod September 28, 2015, 9:11 pm

    The next time your skinny jeans fit around your waist and your belly is not in the way, you will feel great about yourself and the hard work will have paid off!

  • Laura Howard September 27, 2015, 11:02 am

    Polyunsaturated fats is a good thing? I always thought all those “fats” were NOT good for you!

    • Lakeisha Benedetto October 2, 2015, 10:44 am

      Most fats are good for you, BUT you have to remember that you should not have a TON of them in your daily diet. Just keep them to a minimum or find the “good” fats and go from there.

  • Meredith Ohara September 26, 2015, 9:23 am

    Belly fat is something that I have hated my whole life and since I took care of it a few years ago, I made a promise that would be the last time I see it on my body!

  • Pearlie Easter September 26, 2015, 9:07 am

    My brother lose like 20 pounds just getting rid of soda in his diet. I cannot seem to beat that habit. I wish I could find a tea that I liked to drink because I think that would do the trick for me.

    • Lily Tucker October 1, 2015, 9:36 pm

      That is impressive. Of course, most of the time, those that lose a lot of weight right away, do so because they had way more to lose than most of us.

  • Amanda Andrews September 25, 2015, 8:50 am

    Belly fat has been my enemy for years. Thank you for posting the tips!

    • Courtney Towle September 27, 2015, 11:12 am

      i agree. one of the hardest things i had to do was tone my abs after having a child or three. these tips work!

  • Teresa Slusher September 25, 2015, 8:37 am

    I have noticed that when I sleep better, I eat better and things like weight gain are NOT on my mind. Good tips!

    • Ruby Dunn October 8, 2015, 3:02 pm

      That is right. Sleep has to be on everyone’s list when it comes to keeping a healthy routine in life.

  • Deborah Jenkins September 24, 2015, 8:45 am

    Great tips. Since I got a new job and have been able to sleep regularly like a normal person, things have been much better!

  • Rebecca Kessler September 24, 2015, 8:36 am

    I am fine with more fiber in my diet, but what different foods have more fiber than anything else?

    • Anna Burns September 28, 2015, 9:21 pm

      All you have to do is Google “foods with fiber” and you will see a TON of them on one list for you!

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