Eating fiber from vegetables and whole grains helps your body eliminate waste and belly fat. “Eating complex carbohydrates found in brown rice, whole grain breads, and green vegetables helps your body eliminate belly fat that can come from built-up waste in your intestines,” says Cruise. Studies back this up: For every 10 grams of fiber you eat, belly fat decreases by 3.7 percent according to researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
“Sedentary behavior can be a hazard to your waistline,” says Cruise. Even for people who don’t do structured exercise, those who sit less during the day have less belly fat than those who sit more. Thanks to modern lifestyles, we spend our majority of time in front of computers and televisions. To increase your standing time, wash and dry dishes by hand, stand to fold laundry while watching TV (put clothes away during commercials) and wash your own car.
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