The Best Way to Lose Belly Fat
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In the Morning
At the Coffee Shop
At the Gym
When You’re Cooking
On a Date
Read a book. Blame it on cortisol, but when your body is constantly stressed, it starts distributing fat around your stomach area instead of your hips, report Yale researchers. Combat stress and take the time to wind down before bed—it’s good for your body and soul.
Go to sleep an hour earlier. Losing inches from your middle can be as simple as getting more shut-eye. Research shows that over a period of 6 years people who slept 5 to 6 hours a night gained 4.5 pounds more than those who conked out for 7 to 8 hours. In a short-term study, University of Chicago scientists found that getting enough sleep can also enhance your dieting efforts. People who followed a low-cal diet for 14 days while sleeping 5.5 hours a night lost a similar amount of weight as those who turned in for 8 hours (6.6 versus. 6.4 pounds), but fat accounted for 26% of the weight loss in short sleepers compared with 57% for the longer sleepers.
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