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A Dietitian Says This Is the Best Carb to Help You Burn Belly Fat

PopSugar logo PopSugar 7/16/2018 Christina Stiehl
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If you're trying to lose stubborn belly fat, you've probably heard that you should cut carbs to banish the bloat and trim your waistline. And while limiting certain types of carbs, such as sugar, can help you lose weight, there is a carbohydrate that will actually help you achieve your weight-loss goals.

Dietitian Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, MS, RD, recommends people eat more soluble fiber to burn more belly fat. Fiber, which is a carbohydrate, has two forms: insoluble and soluble. Insoluble fiber doesn't dissolve in water so it passes quickly through your body, mostly intact. Soluble fiber, on the other hand, does dissolve in water and creates a gel-like substance that mixes with other partially digested food in your small intestine.

"This gel that forms slows digestion in the body, which keeps you feeling full for longer," Tracy told POPSUGAR. "Research supports that soluble fiber leads to a decrease in the amount of fat in the abdominal region."

Some examples of soluble fiber include oat bran, barley, lentils, beans, and some fruits and veggies such as cauliflower, apples, and citrus fruits. Tracy also recommends chickpea pasta, such as Banza Pasta, which means you can totally enjoy a plate of pasta and still lose belly fat!

While losing weight requires a number of factors including eating a calorie deficit, exercise, getting plenty of sleep, and managing stress, loading up on soluble fiber foods will help you feel full and burn that belly fat.

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5 Changes I Made in My Life to Lose Face Fat and Get Healthy: When I was overweight and unhealthy, there were a lot of things I wanted to change. First and foremost, I wanted to have more energy and feel more like myself so I could go about my life like I used to. But I also wanted to fit into my clothes again, as well as reduce the extra weight that had been added to my face and neck area. Getting rid of face fat may sound great for someone who wants to lose weight, but the sad truth is, you can't spot-reduce fat anywhere on your body, including (and especially) your face. However, it is possible! You just have to lose weight everywhere so that your hard work eventually reaches your face. These are the five things I did to lose face fat, and feel more confident and healthier than ever.

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