Question: Question from Thembi

What’s the best way to loose belly fat and do Waist Trainers actually work?

Answer

Hi Thembi. The best way to get rid of belly fat is with a healthy diet and regular exercise. I know this sounds like a very basic answer, but there is no substitute for a healthy life-style. There are a few medical factors which can lead to increased belly fat. High insulin levels and insulin resistance will lead to more belly fat. Go for a blood test to check your levels and treat it if it is high. Avoiding sugar and refined carbohydrates will improve insulin levels. An under-active thyroid gland will also lead to more belly fat and a simple blood test will reveal if your thyroid is functioning optimally. Our stress hormone (cortisol) also packs on more belly fat and it is important to keep stress levels under control. Make sure you get 8 hours of good quality sleep every night as this helps to balance cortisol levels and prevents weight gain. I personally do not believe that waist trainers work at 

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