Have you ever seen a man with a balcony-like belly? That type that the man while standing could comfortably rest his arms on the his belly without the arms sliding down. 

On the flip side are also some women who naturally look pregnant, with a stomach full of fat. You see some young girls with their belly protruding like they are 7 months gone in the journey of procreation. 

Many of these people walk around carrying this extra baggage that has become a burden for their back bone and then their waist. 

Some women have lost their figure-eight shape that makes men want to look back after walking pass them. 

The effect of this posture goes beyond just disfiguring the individual to causing different health issues. 

For some men, it has resulted in heart diseases and life-long pains in the waist region to the extent that pain killer drugs have become their bosom friend. 

These troubles could be avoided and you could regain that great shape you used to have or even abs that you could show off. 

Here are some things you can do to lose the belly fat. 

1. Eating More Fat-Burning Foods

The truth is that no one ever gets that kind of big belly without food being involved except the individual is with a disease. 

So, the first step that you must take to lose belly fat is to first make some adjustment on what you eat, a health coach, Lauren Osewezina, said.

 Eating more natural food instead of processed food that comes in cans, packs and other nice packages is a great way to begin. 

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Avoid eating food heavy in carbohydrate 

Change your diet from whatever you are eating at the moment to what the creator provided for humans to eat in the beginning. 

Vegetables, fruits, seeds, clean meats (not red meat) and fish, legumes, and others grown in healthy, rich soils without any chemicals added should be your first choice, she explained.

Avoid these other foods like they are poison because they are not healthy for you to eat especially when you are of certain age. 

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Foods you find in packs in super malls that are usually nicely bagged, boxed, frozen, items loaded with unhealthy additives and preservatives you don’t want to be putting into your body. Those are toxins that your body cannot digest. 

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You are actually what you digest and not even what you eat, the health coach stressed. 

2. Push Sugar Aside

Sugar is one thing that you have to avoid when you are trying to lose belly fat.

It is difficult for the body to metabolise sugar. 

Processed sugar in sweetened drinks and other snacks is bad for you if you truly are trying to lose belly fat. 

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Sugar is not good for you

Shift your desire away from sweetened drinks and begin to make your own natural juice with natural fruits and vegetables that are low in sugar and high in fibre.

3. Fast Intermittently 

It is like a big task for some persons when they hear the word fasting. 

But fasting – skipping breakfast, not eating at all in a day and reducing eating time - helps you lose belly fat. 

The body metabolism functions at a very effective state when you fast, drawing from the accumulated fat in the belly and which in turn reduces the size of the belly. 

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Fasting helps you stay healthy, but be sure of your health status before you do

It is a shift in lifestyle and eating pattern that yields result. 

While you do this, emphasis should be placed on making sure that you are taking in healthy fat and protein. 

This helps to provide the body needed nutrient while the fat gradually comes down. 

4. Eat Mindfully

This requires that you slow down while you eat. Since the law of diminishing utility is usually at play when you eat, taking the food slowly will help you eat less quantity of food before you get to the tipping point of your desire for the food. 

Eat mindfully to lose belly fat
Moderate intake of local Nigeria rice spiced up with vegetable will be great for lunch

Some persons have developed belly fat because they often continue to eat even when they have reached the limit of satisfaction. 

The excess food is stored as fat in the body. 

5. Engage in Workouts

This is one part of the entire combination that anyone who wants to lose belly fat must have to add to his or her schedule. 

If you want to look smart (for men) and sexy again (for women) then you have to work out. 

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Work out is necessary to burn fat in your body

Medical experts have recommended that one of the most effective and efficient ways to lose unwanted belly fat is burst training or High-intensity interval training (HIIT).

You could engage in sit up, push up or even planking to help 15 to 20 minutes of this work out session could help. 

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