Fitness goals vary from person to person but one thing most individuals have in common is the

want to lose belly fat. This is no easy task. It takes a combination of fitness and nutrition to achieve your fitness goals. The problem is many of us don’t know where to start. Here are a few fat belly hacks to get you started:

Consume less FODMAPs
Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts are categorized as fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols – which means these carbs quickly incite bacteria and are not well absorbed by the small intestine. They can also create gas buildup that can lead to bloating.

To happy hour or to not happy hour?
Put the drink down! At least until you have reached and are able to maintain your fitness goals. Research shows that alcohol consumption can lead to a bigger waist since the liver burns alcohol instead of fat. If you do choose to have a recreational drink every once and awhile try to keep that drink below less than 10 percent of your daily calorie intake.

Gum
Ever told someone you were hungry and then had them tell you to eat a piece of gum? The act of chewing gum has two effects:

  • The process of swallowing extra air by chewing gum can lead to abdominal bloating
  • The process of chewing gum can trick your body into thinking food is being absorbed which begins the process of producing the enzymes necessary to break the gum down.

Stand tall and sit straight
Straightening the spine by standing or sitting straight helps to pull your belly in. Proper posture is helpful in retaining overall structure and muscle.

Give these belly fat hacks a try and see what works best for you!