Skip the Alcohol
Both Hultin and Kinzly agree that drinking alcohol won't help you reduce belly fat. "We say that alcohol is empty calories for a reason; with 80 to 150 calories per drink, these can add up quickly," Kinzly said. Drinking alcohol can also lower your inhibitions and make it easier for you to say yes to foods you wouldn't normally eat and make it harder for you to listen to your body's "I'm full" signals.
Alcohol consumption has been linked to abdominal fat, registered dietitian Whitney English, MS, of Whitney E. RD shared with POPSUGAR. One reason is when you drink alcohol, which your body cannot store like it can fat, protein, and carbs, your liver prioritizes processing the alcohol, which interferes with your metabolism. This leads to the storage of more fat in your body (and your belly), so limit the wine, beer, and cocktails.