Try these five tips to effectively reduce belly fat

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Cutting down the carbs could reduce obesity, belly fat and effectively prevent type 2 diabetes too. Representative image. Photo: Sirisab /

Reducing the belly fat is quite a task for those who are trying to shed weight. A flat belly is often touted as a symbol of fitness. However, most people do not know how to achieve that perfectly shaped belly without even an ounce of unwanted fat. As belly fat may be the reason for cancer, heart ailments and diabetes, those who are trying to lose weight should target reducing belly fat too. Noted dietician Natasha Mohan shares five tips for effectively reducing belly fat.

Say ‘no’ to sugar

Binging on sweet and sugary treats can increase the body weight by disrupting the metabolic activities of the body. So, it is better to completely avoid sugar from your regular diet. Sugary drinks too are a major reason for obesity. However, the sugar in fruits isn’t harmful.

Low carbohydrates

Cutting down the carbs could reduce obesity, belly fat and effectively prevent type 2 diabetes too. Bakery snacks, candies and white bread that are loaded with carbohydrates should be avoided.

Fibre rich diet

Eating food that is rich in healthy fibres could help reduce weight. Fruits, veggies, whole oats and pulses are store house of fibre.


Work out is essential to reduce weight and belly fat. Aerobic exercises like walking, jogging and swimming are excellent to burn fat.

Quantity of food

Even if you eat food that is high in protein and low in carbs, it is not going to help if you eat them in huge portions. So, it is important to be mindful of the portions in case you are trying to lose weight. Counting calories and nutrients is an effective method to shed weight in a healthy way. 

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