- Avoid Alcohol
You need to avoid sugary juices, sodas, and alcohol if you intend to lose weight.
- Get Enough Sleep
You need to sleep 7-8 hours every night in order to burn belly fat, as sleep controls cortisol and insulin levels in the body.
- Increase Adiponectin levels
Adiponectin works between fat cells and the brain, so its low levels stimulate storage of fat in the body, and vice versa. If you raise its levels, your body will burn fat. Therefore, consume more pistachios and pumpkin seeds, and get at least 35 grams of fiber daily, to optimize its levels.
- Manage Stress
Chronic stress boosts cortisol levels in the body, causing weight gain, storage of fat, and the breakdown of muscles. It is a must to find an activity that relaxes you, such as meditation, exercise, walking, yoga, essential oil baths, reading, etc.