“To find the extra energy needed to fuel a small energy deficit, or a standard gym session, your body will look to other reserves first, like your glutes.
“Fortunately, recent breakthroughs in medical and sports science have shown that it is possible to throw this gradient into reverse: you can lose belly fat, and you can lose it fast.”
Doctor Mosley went on to highlight a “key” way to reduce belly fat.
He said: “To make a serious impact on your belly fat, cutting out sugar-spikes is key.
“A surprising number of ‘diet’ snacks and drinks are high in sugar and are marketed as diet foods because they happen to be low in fat.
“This is supported by numerous studies.
“When people cut carbs, their appetite goes down and they lose weight.
“Over 20 randomised controlled studies have now shown that lower-carb diets can lead to two to three times more weight loss than low-fat diets.”
Doctor Mosley stressed that this is “a great place to start” for anyone looking to lose weight.
He said: “It provides you with all of the tools you will need to start changing your lifestyle for the better.
“Once you’ve entered your goals, you will receive meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, exercises and mindful exercises to help you achieve your objective.”
In terms of the types of foods you should be looking to add into your diet, doctor Mosley recommended a good balance of “protein, fibre, and healthy fats”.
This is essentially the Mediterranean diet.
This diet consists of plenty of vegetables, cheese, full-fat yoghurt, fatty fish, lentils, nuts, wholegrains, and more.
Source: Daily Express | Diet