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This morning doctor shares dietary tips to get rid of belly fat

A doctor on ITV’s This Morning has advice for people who want to reduce body fat and lose weight.

Dr. Michael Mosley has identified a food group that can seriously help dieters who want to get leaner and fitter.

Dr. Mosley says it can be easier than people think to get rid of the often stubborn fatty deposits around the abdomen, known as belly fat.

He believes that targeting that belly fat is important and achievable.

“Even the thinnest people can suffer from belly fat,” the doctor continued.

“And often the abdomen is one of the most dangerous places to store fat.

“It is possible to reduce it.”

Dr. Mosley went on to explain that “the fat cells deep in your abdomen – also called ‘visceral fat’ – are reluctant to let go of their energy reserve”.

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He said: “To find the extra energy needed to fuel a small energy deficit, or a standard gym session, your body will first turn to other reserves, like your glutes, reports the Express.

“Fortunately, recent breakthroughs in medical and sports science have shown that it is possible to reverse this gradient.

“You can lose belly fat, and you can lose it fast.”

According to Dr. Mosley, cutting out one type of food from a slimming diet is “key” to losing – or reducing – belly fat.

He said: “To have a serious impact on your belly fat, getting rid of sugar spikes is key.

“A surprising number of ‘diet’ snacks and drinks are high in sugar and are marketed as diet foods because they are low in fat.”

Mosley therefore recommended that thin people avoid these “diet” snacks and limit their consumption of any food or drink containing more than five percent sugar to “no more than twice a week”.

Foods high in sugar include mango, pineapple, and sugary smoothies and juices, the Express says.

Additionally, dieters should replace processed carbs like white bread and white pasta with “slow energy sources, like brown rice or quinoa.”

Dr. Mosley also shared his own personal meal plan, which includes foods high in protein and fiber but low in sugars.

For breakfast, the nutrition expert has a “mushroom omelette with kimchi-style sauerkraut – which is great for the gut.”

He added: “For lunch I could have a turmeric chicken salad – turmeric has many anti-inflammatory properties – or a chickpea tagine.

“Dinner is salmon and broccoli or a bowl of tofu with kimchi rice.”

As for snacks, Dr. Mosley “try to avoid them in general, but if I indulge in them once in a while, it can be something reasonably healthy like a handful of nuts.”

He said: “My wife Clare makes these wonderful sugar free chocolate brownies which have beetroot and dates in them.

“It’s pretty hard to resist them, but luckily they’re guilt-free.”

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