Fat around your midsection can be a risk factor for several chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease
Eating too few calories may slow your metabolism but do not restrict calories too much or for too long.
Eating soluble fibre can increase feelings of fullness, help decrease the absorption of calories, and protect against the accumulation of visceral fat.
Probiotics may help build up beneficial gut flora. Some Lactobacillus strains prevent weight gain and reduce belly fat.
Doing moderate to high-intensity cardio for 20–40 minutes per day reduces belly fat.
Increasing your protein intake may help maintain lean body mass, reduce your appetite, and decrease visceral fat.
Limiting your total carb intake or swapping refined carbs for whole grains could help reduce belly fat and support weight loss.
Resistance training may prevent the loss of muscle mass often seen with dieting, which could help maintain your metabolic rate and reduce body fat and visceral fat.
Drinking water may temporarily increase your metabolism, increase feelings of fullness, and help relieve constipation, which may be beneficial for a flatter stomach.