Spring’s just around the corner, and you want to lose belly fat? You start noticing your muffin-top belly you’ve gained over the winter. Want it off? Maybe you should consider not only the quantity of food you eat, but the type of fat you consume as well.
According to a three-year study at Uppsala University in Sweden, the saturated fat we all consume in the meat and dairy products can cause fat to accumulate in the liver and around the abdomen, which results in the extra bulk around our midsection. On the other hand, eating fish, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils which contain polyunsaturated fats, lowers the overall fat levels in the body and increase the muscle mass.
Kristin Kirkpatrick, R.D., the wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute and YouBeauty’s nutrition expert, says that the replacement of the unhealthy fats, such as saturated and trans fat with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which are healthier options, is one step further in decreasing not only the obesity, but the risk of a chronic disease.
Namely, the people with more fat around their midsections have a higher risk of developing diabetes than the ones with extra weight throughout other parts of their bodies. Therefore, this replacement of fats and their cut-down reduces this risk, as proven by the research. Also, since the polyunsaturated fats help increase the muscles mass, those can help the older people and people of any age, as a matter of fact, to maintain their strength and stay healthy.
In other words, it’s as simple as that: You can lose belly fat in such a short time. Make only a slight switch and it might get you into the bikini shape just in time for the summer, so you can be proud of your body and enjoy your desired vacation. Go for it!