Lose Belly Fat Fast

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Hi, I'm Dr. Vonda Wright with a few smart tips to help you win the battle of the bulge. First, watch your rising blood sugar. By age 30, up to 20% of women are insulin resistant, which means their bodies ignore signals to absorb blood sugar. Insulin resistance interferes with your body's ability to burn fat.

Try to cut carbs, especially simple carbs. In one study, insulin resistant women lost 50% more weight when they cut their carbon take by 20%. Sleep better. Poor sleep undermines your ability to burn fat and lose weight. Try yoga. A gentle, soothing yoga routine can boost your sleep quality, cool hot flashes and relive stress.

Work your muscles. Sleek tone muscle burns about twice as many calories as fat. Every pound of muscle burns 7-10 calories a day, but starting in our mid-forties we lose about 1% of muscle mass every year. The solution, keep up your strength training, challenge your muscles with dumbbells, resistance bands or your own body weight to build and keep your muscle mass.