One common weight loss goal is reducing belly fat, but slimming your midsection can be a difficult task. Even so, the undertaking can be an important one as experts say an expanding waistline comes with a number of health risks.
Although taking - and keeping - weight off your belly can be harder to do as we get older, diet expert Michael Mosley has a three-part plan to 'make a serious impact'.
The Fast 800 and 5:2 diet creator kicked off his advice to the Express by saying: "You need to eat smart, fast smart, and train smart." He explained how to get ahead of a 'rapidly-expanding' belly fat by getting to the bottom of the issue. "To lose belly fat, you have to understand belly fat and to understand belly fat, you need to understand the basics of how insulin works," said Mosley.He described how the body makes insulin after a meal in order to keep blood sugar stable. "On your cell walls, insulin opens up glucose ports to allow sugar through – for burning in muscle, and for storage in fat," Mosley said."In your fat, insulin also curbs the release of fatty acids – a source of energy – into your system.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk