Experts say it is impossible to trim belly fat just by doing more sit-ups and eating certain foods, but Diet Detective Charles Stuart Platkin has identified 11 dietary changes that can decrease unwanted pounds around the middle.
Dietary changes suggested by Dr. Platkin range from the obvious, “avoid certain sugar,” to the obscure, “eat tart cherries,” and are a compilation of research studies conducted throughout the world.
Long associated with increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancers belly fat becomes more difficult to trim after the age of 40.
Pamela Peeke, M.D. and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Maryland explains this phenomenon.
“Up until about age 40, estrogen in women controls fat allocation, keeping it away from the abdomen,” Dr. Peeke says, “Once these hormones decline, it becomes easier for excessive calories to be stored deep inside the belly.”
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