8 Proven Ways To Lose Belly Fat (with Scientific Studies)

5. Eat More Protein

A study published in the “Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases” in 2009 looked at the short-term effects of eating a high-protein diet. The researchers looked at data from three randomized trials that lasted three months.

The results showed that eating a high-protein diet resulted in weight loss, a reduction in belly fat and heart disease risk factors in those vulnerable. Eating a high-protein diet also helped reduce cholesterol levels and blood-fat levels.

If you decide to take on weight-lifting as part of your weight loss regimen, a high-protein diet is also ideal for growing muscle. More muscles also means that you burn calories much more efficiently — even when you are resting — because muscles require more energy to be maintained. Turkey, chicken breast, eggs, beans, cheese, tofu and Greek yoghurt are great sources of protein. This also why muscular people can get away with a cheat meal every now and then.

You will want most of your meals to include a source of protein with seeds, vegetables and healthy fats, as previously discussed.

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