Top 8 Ways To Get a Flat Belly After 40

Recommends fasting for 12 hours between dinner and breakfast. So if you eat dinner at 7 p.m., you'd fast until 7 a.m. the next day. This fasting period can be instrumental in reducing your belly fat.

Try intermittent fasting.

There's a good chance you have too much sugar in your diet. "Sugar over 40 can lead to blood sugar spikes and increase weight gain around your midsection

Consume less sugar.

Shapiro recommends drinking 80–100 ounces of H2O each day, or half your body weight. She says, "This prevents bloating and promotes regularity for a flat belly. Healthy metabolism is supported."

Take in water.

Fiber is essential for weight loss and regularity. It aids digestion and keeps you satiated longer when consumed with water. Daily fiber intake should be 25–30 grams, according to Shapiro.

Meet your fiber goals.

Eat more protein to avoid hunger, cravings, and high blood sugar. Protein also keeps you satiated longer than fiber, so you eat less calories. Protein is crucial for maintaining lean muscle, which declines with age.

Get enough protein.

Maintaining muscle as you age keeps your metabolism working and burns more calories at rest. "The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn and the less you'll store around your middle

Lift weights.

Stress can impair your health, including your weight loss efforts as you age. Stress raises cortisol levels, which can increase midsection fat. Breathwork, exercise, meditation, yoga, counseling, and family can relieve stress.

Manage your stress.

Some vitamins can reduce belly fat. Berberine, known as "nature's Ozempic"—is an excellent weight-loss supplement when paired with good nutrition. Consult a doctor about the correct vitamins.

Take the right supplements.

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