One of the many ways to burn belly fat, according to new research, is with a heart-healthy diet. A new article in CSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® says no specific diet “trend” burns belly fat; however, diets high in fiber and low in saturated fats reduces abdominal obesity. Read on to learn how this new information will benefit your Phentermine 37.5mg regimen.
Why Eliminating Belly Fat Is So Important
“Independent of body weight, a larger waist circumference increases risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome,” writes article author Kari D. Pilolla, PhD, RDN, of the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Abdominal obesity has been defined as a “waist circumference of about 34 inches in women and 40 inches in men.”
Reduction & Prevention
Again, while trendy diets such as the Paleo diet appear to have no effect on belly fat, diets high in fiber and low in trans and saturated fats prove beneficial to abdominal fat elimination as well as overall health.
“These recommendations are consistent with heart-healthy diets like the NIH-developed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and the Mediterranean-style diet,” Dr. Pilolla notes.
The doctor also encourages health and fitness professionals to assess their clients’ abdominal weight before making recommendations.
“Health and fitness professionals should continue to stay up-to-date and critical of peer-reviewed, published research evidence. A single study, even if well designed, does not support changing diet or exercise recommendations,” she writes in her article.
Combining A Healthy Diet With Exercise
Exercise remains key to blasting belly fat as Laura Kruskall, PhD, RDN, CSSD, LD, FACSM, FAND, of University of Nevada, Las Vegas says.
“As a sports dietitian and ACSM-Certified Exercise Physiologist, I certainly understand that nutrition and exercise go hand in hand,” she comments. “It is important for both exercise and nutrition professions to give consistent information that is accurate, evidence-based, and applicable to our patients and clients. This special issue is full of such information written by experts in the field. I hope readers enjoy this issue and leave with some exciting take-away points that can be used in practice.”