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Best Carbs to Burn Belly Fat

A Dietitian Says This Is the Best Carb to Help You Burn Belly Fat

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If you're trying to lose stubborn belly fat, you've probably heard that you should cut carbs to banish the bloat and trim your waistline. And while limiting certain types of carbs, such as sugar, can help you lose weight, there is a carbohydrate that will actually help you achieve your weight-loss goals.

Dietitian Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, MS, RD, recommends people eat more soluble fibre to burn more belly fat. Fibre, which is a carbohydrate, has two forms: insoluble and soluble. Insoluble fibre doesn't dissolve in water so it passes quickly through your body, mostly intact. Soluble fibre, on the other hand, does dissolve in water and creates a gel-like substance that mixes with other partially digested food in your small intestines.

"This gel that forms slows digestion in the body, which keeps you feeling full for longer," Tracy told POPSUGAR. "Research supports that soluble fibre leads to a decrease in the amount of fat in the abdominal region."

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Some examples of soluble fibre include oat bran, barley, lentils, beans, and some fruits and veggies such as cauliflower, apples, and citrus fruits. Tracy also recommends chickpea pasta, such as Banza Pasta, which means you can totally enjoy a plate of pasta and still lose belly fat!

While losing weight requires a number of factors including eating a calorie deficit, exercise, getting plenty of sleep, and manageing stress, loading up on soluble fibre foods will help you feel full and burn that belly fat.

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