Get Enough Sleep
Make sure you're getting enough sleep! Women who don't sleep enough are at risk for excess belly fat, Mikka Knapp, RDN, LDN, CLT, founder of Bright Body Nutrition in Sarasota, FL, told POPSUGAR.
On a daily basis, sleepy people eat more, and since the body functions poorly when sleep-deprived, it ends up storing more fat — inadequate sleep can lead to an extra three pounds a year! Besides, think about all the workouts you skip when you're too tired to get to the gym.
"The sweet spot for sleep and less abdominal fat falls between seven to eight hours a night," Knapp says. "Too much or too little sleep results in cravings for simple carbs and an imbalance of the hormones ghrelin and leptin, which help signal hunger and fullness." Here's a trick to help you drift asleep faster tonight.