8. Green tea
Green tea has a lot of benefits, such as making your skin glow, helps fight cancer and shrinks belly fat. A study shows that people who drank about four cups of green tea per day, for about 3 months, lost eight times more belly fat than those who drank another beverage containing caffeine.
9. More sleep
The same as stress, the lack of sleep also spikes your cortisol levels, which causes more belly fat.
10. Join the calcium club
A study shows that people who ate 3 servings of any type of calcium-rich dairy a day, for about 6 months, they lost more belly fat than those who consumed less. You can aim for one serving per meal, for example, a slice of cheese with lunch, a glass of milk with breakfast and yogurt for dinner.
11. Eat more healthy fats
Not every fat makes you fat. For example, fats like those in butter and beef can help you lose weight, because they are satiating. The top sources of healthy fats are hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans, olive oil and peanut butter.
According to a study, whey protein can help you destroy belly fat. For example, if you don’t take your whey protein from foods such as cheese and yogurt, you can always make a whey protein smoothie.
13. Eliminate refined carbs
If you notice in the food’s ingredient list that it contains enriched flour, you may have fallen a victim to refined carbs. Using whole-grain versions of pasta, bread, cereal and rice, will provide you with a load of nutrients and can target harmful belly fat.
14. More Vitamin D
Vitamin D and calcium can bring down cortisol. This vitamin is produced by your skin when it is exposed to sunlight. But because this is not enough, you also need to eat D-rich foods, such as swordfish, salmon, tuna, fortified cereals and rainbow trout.
15. Don’t fall for diet soda
A research shows that, people who drink one diet soda a day, have larger waists than those who rarely dink it. So, the only smart move is to cut out diet soda.