ITV's Dr Michael Mosley shares three golden rules for losing belly fat fast

Dr Michael Mosley has revealed three key tips for getting rid of stubborn belly fat, with the weight loss guru pointing to a fine balance of exercise, fasting, cutting some foods out and adding others in

Dr Mosley has shared his three top tips
Dr Mosley has shared his three top tips

ITV doctor Michael Mosley has shared details on how to get rid of belly fat by following three simple rules.

Mosley, maker of the popular 5:2 diet, and who is known for his regular appearances on This Morning, helps thousands shave off unwanted kilos through his expertise.

Belly fat can be notoriously tricky to get rid of, but luckily Dr Mosley has got the answers you need to get those belt sizes shrinking.

Dr Mosley says that belly fat get stored deep in your abdomen and your body would sooner use up alternative energy supplies than dig into these reserves, Express reports.

Areas like your glutes, for instance, are higher up the fat burning pecking order. But despite this, Mosley says that you can still target belly fat and shave it off quickly following his three top tips.

Read on for the three areas you need to be focusing on to burn off that belly.

How to burn belly fat according to Michael Mosley

ITV doctor suggests cutting out sugary foods will boost weight loss

Eat less sugar

Dr Mosley said: “To make a serious impact on your belly fat, cutting out sugar spikes is key.

“A surprising number of ‘diet’ snacks and drinks are high in sugar and are marketed as diet foods because they happen to be low in fat.”

In other words: “Limit your intake of any food or drink containing more than five per cent sugar to no more than twice a week.”

He also says this includes smoothies and juices, as well as sweet fruits like pineapples and mangoes.

Sugar is one of the main kinds of carbohydrates, and so many carbohydrate foods that might not seem sugary at first could also actually be high in the sweet stuff.

Processed foods like white bread, pasta and chips should instead be swapped out for the likes of quinoa or brown rice.

Dr Michael said: “Two things will surprise you: the amount of sugar you were consuming unawares and the speed at which your belly fat will begin to tame itself when you cut it out.”

The Fast800 website says that compared to a low-fat diet, “lower-carb diets can lead to two to three times more weight loss”.

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting can help you lose weight, says Mosley


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Intermittent fasting is based on the idea of eating on a regular schedule for a time and then removing food for another.

Mosley explains that a day of fasting shouldn’t involve eating more than 800 calories He says: “Not only do you simply lose weight by eating fewer calories, but your body responds to the stress of fasting by enhancing hormone function to facilitate weight loss and burn fat for energy.

“Short-term fasting can lead to several changes in the body that make fat burning easier.”

Do high-intensity training

Dr Michael says that exercise is vital for many different reasons adding: “It is amongst the best things you can do for a long and healthy life.”

It is also worth mentioning, however, that the exercise alone won’t be enough for getting rid of that last bit of fat but it certainly does help your chances of keeping it off.

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