belly fatBelly fat has a way of making one look less attractive. But that aside, too much belly fat can affect your health in a way that other fat don’t. If you have a lot of excess fat around your waistline, even if you’re not very heavy, then you should take some steps to get rid of it.

Here are tips that can help you do that.

Work Out: Regular exercise is one way to get rid of belly fat, however, instead of all those crunches, do exercises that engage multiple muscle groups and work your cardiovascular system. Try planking, where you hold yourself in a push-up position, resting your forearms on the ground. Try 3 or 4 sets of holding for 30 seconds each. Getting up and moving throughout the day by going for walks will also help.

Sleep: Losing sleep can also alter your hormone production, affecting your cortisol levels that cause insulin sensitivity. That’s one of the reasons for belly fat! Getting about 7 hours of sleep a night is one of the best things you can do for your body shaping goals.

Cut down on Sugar intake: You can reduce your sugar and calories intake by eating more of protein and vegetables, and replacing bad habit snacks with good ones.

Vitamin C: Increase your vitamin C – it’ll help counteract the negative side effects of the junks you have been eating.