Reduce carbs at night
Carbs are essential for your body to produce energy, and of course, you need this energy to improve your athletic performance or simply to carry out your usual activities. There are two types of carbs, namely “good” carbs that can be found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and “bad carbs” which can be found in fast foods and other processed foods that contain saturated fats and sugar.
So, if you want to lose belly fat, one of the most important things that you have to take into consideration is your daily diet. That being said, you should pay more attention to your carb intake, especially at night.
“In order to lose weight at a more rapid pace, I always suggest that my patients minimize carbohydrates at night. Carbohydrates are stored as fat if not utilized right away, and at night we are not expending much energy but rather just going to bed. Think about a marathon runner the night before a big race—what do these runners eat? Pasta!” explained Leah Kaufman, MS, RD, CDE, CDN.
“Marathon runners need this stored energy in order to optimize peak performance. However, if you aren’t running a marathon the next morning, you may not need these same sources of carbohydrates. Fill up on protein and vegetables instead of consuming a pasta dinner while you’re trying to minimize belly fat,” she added.