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20 Ways to Lose Belly Fat

Find out if you know the secrets to getting a slimmer waistline with our belly-fat-busting quiz.

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20 Ways to Lose Belly Fat
20 Ways to Lose Belly Fat
Question 1 of 20 Correct

What types of fats should you eat to slim down your belly?

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The correct answer is: Monounsaturated fats (good fats) can help blast away belly fat because they increase fat-burning in the body. Foods rich in monounsaturated fats are olive oil, avocado, nuts and seeds.

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True or false: Eating salmon regularly can help reduce belly fat.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Salmon is an anti-inflammatory food and is rich in monounsaturated fats. Salmon also contains protein, which increases your metabolic rate so that you burn more calories.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

What type of oil is a belly fat fix?

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The correct answer is: Walnut oil can help reduce belly fat because it contains omega 3 fats which make you feel fuller earlier. Walnut oil can be found in many salad dressings, so check labels carefully.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

What food should you incorporate into your diet to lose belly fat?

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The correct answer is: Incorporating beans in your diet can help you lose belly fat. Beans are loaded with soluble fiber which promotes good bacteria in the gut, and some experts say this can help lower inflammation linked to belly fat. Try adding one cup of beans to your diet three times a day for seven days and you're sure to see results.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Which of the following foods flattens your belly?

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The correct answer is: Eating chocolates made of 70 percent cocoa or more tend to flatten your belly because they contain flavonoids and monounsaturated fats, which prevent inflammation and burn fat. Make sure you eat chocolate in moderation, though -- excess calories can add unwanted pounds.

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What can you drink to reduce belly fat?

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The correct answer is: Experts disagree, but research suggests drinking one glass of red wine a night with dinner can help flatten your belly. That's because it contains resveratrol, which helps eliminate belly fat.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

What's a good snack to eat to reduce belly fat?

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The correct answer is: Apple wedges with a little almond butter are a great snack to flatten your belly, as the almond butter contains monounsaturated fats.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

What can you add to your sandwich to blast belly flat?

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The correct answer is: Sauerkraut can not only add flavor to your sandwich, but it also helps blast belly fat. Sauerkraut contains good bacteria that enhances digestion and reduces belly inflammation.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

True or false: Doing crunches can decrease belly fat.

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The correct answer is: This is false. There's no way to target specific areas of fat. Your body burns fat as a whole, not from a particular region. However, exercises like crunches are good for toning the underlying muscles and strengthening your core. You'll see the results once you've lost weight.

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How many calories do you need to burn to lose a pound of fat a week?

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The correct answer is: To lose fat you need to burn more calories than you consume, putting your body in an energy deficit that forces it to use your excess fuel. Regardless of individual weight, in order to burn one pound of fat a week you need to burn 3,500 calories more than what you consume. That breaks down to a deficit of 500 calories per day.

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True or false: Wearing a Velcro belt can help you lose belly fat.

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The correct answer is: This is true. A rubber Velcro belt, available at many athletic stores, can be a belly-fat aid. Wear it taut over your shirt and every time you work out. You still have to do the work, but the belt will make you aware of when you let go of your stomach muscles.

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How often should you do intense cardio exercises each week to lose fat?

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The correct answer is: You can't spot-reduce fat, but burning more calories than you consume will help you lose fat all over. The American Heart Association recommends at least 20 minutes of intense cardio activity three days a week. Such activities include jogging, swimming, aerobics and dance.

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Which of the following exercises can help get rid of belly fat?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. In order to get rid of belly fat you need to lose fat from your body as a whole. Pull-ups, push-ups and squats are all great exercises that target major muscle groups in the body that will help you lose weight.

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Which of the following cardiovascular exercises is good for slimming your mid-section?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Cardiovascular exercises like walking, swimming, cycling, running and jumping rope will help burn calories and trim your whole body, therefore also slimming your stomach.

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True or false: Drinking water can help you lose a bloated belly.

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The correct answer is: This is true. If you are bloated and your stomach feels like it's about to pop, downing water may be the best quick fix. Good old H2O restores the sodium balance in the body and normalizes your digestive tract. Be sure to keep hydrated. Drink the daily recommendation of 8 (8-oz) glasses of water to rid the body of harmful toxins.

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True or false: Interval training is not an effective way to lose belly fat.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Interval training that involves sudden bursts of high-intensity movement alternated with lower intensity movement boosts both your aerobic and anaerobic systems to speed metabolism and burn belly fat.

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True or false: You can get rid of belly fat by reducing stress.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Stress causes increased levels of cortisol, which can increase belly fat. If you reduce stress in your life your cortisol levels will decrease and so will your midsection.

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True or false: Getting a good night's sleep can reduce belly fat.

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The correct answer is: This is true. When you get enough deep sleep your body burns the most calories. While sleeping doesn't target belly fat in particular, burning more calories slims your entire body which can in turn decrease your belly fat.

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True or false: You can laugh off belly fat.

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The correct answer is: This is true. We know it won't give you flat abs, but a good laugh can help you fight belly fat. Laughing helps burn calories by boosting your heart rate 10 to 20 percent. It doesn't burn enough calories to be considered exercise, but it does lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which helps your metabolism and stores fat in your midsection.

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What should you avoid in order to get rid of belly fat?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. If you avoid refined carbs, trans fats and simple sugars you are one step closer to a flat belly -- and better health all around.

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