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August 12, 2011 • Fitness, Weight Control

Fight Belly Fat with Exercise and Fiber

There is now a mountain of scientific evidence that belly (visceral) fat is particularly dangerous so I am excited to share results from a new report that identified two simple strategies for fighting this menace.  For this evaluation, Wake Forest researchers followed 1,114 people over a 5-year period to determine what dietary and lifestyle factors may reduce belly fat accumulation. Thankfully, the researchers found that both soluble fiber and moderate physical activity proved to winning waist-whittling endeavors. For every 10 grams of soluble fiber consumed daily, belly fat was reduced by 3.7%. Moderate physical activity (like brisk walking) proved to be an even better belly fat buster – slowing the build up of belly fat by 7.4%.

    So you can just say whoa to belly fat!  – be sure to engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily (the more, the better!) and eat an abundance of foods high in soluble fiber. Click here to see your best food choices. (Obesity online, June 16th 2011)
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