1. Eat plenty of soluble fiber

Soluble fiber absorbs water and forms a gel that helps slow down food as it passes through your digestive system

2. Avoid foods that contain trans fats

They’re found in some margarines and spreads and also often added to packaged foods, but many food producers have stopped using them.

3. Don’t drink too much alcohol

Alcohol can have health benefits in small amounts, but it’s seriously harmful if you drink too much.

4. Eat a high protein diet

High protein intake increases the release of the fullness hormone PYY, which decreases appetite and promotes fullness.

5. Reduce your stress levels

Stress can make you gain belly fat by triggering the adrenal glands to produce cortisol, which is also known as the stress hormone.

6. Don’t eat a lot of sugary foods

Sugar contains fructose, which has been linked to several chronic diseases when consumed in excess.

7. Do aerobic exercise (cardio)

Aerobic exercise (cardio) is an effective way to improve your health and burn calories.

8. Cut back on carbs

Reducing your carb intake can be very beneficial for losing fat, including abdominal fat.

9. Perform resistance training

Resistance training, also known as weight lifting or strength training, is important for preserving and gaining muscle mass.

10. Avoid sugar-sweetened beverages

Sugar-sweetened beverages are loaded with liquid fructose, which can make you gain belly fat.