Belly fat seems to be a common trouble for people looking to lose weight. And it’s not just for aesthetics; visceral fat, or the belly fat stored in your abdominal cavity, is the most dangerous. It’s been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic conditions.
But while many people want to target their belly fat, it’s easier said than done. You can’t spot-reduce fat from any specific place in your body. That’s why endless crunches won’t give you flat tummy. But you can lose weight overall, including from your belly, thanks to a combination of diet, exercise, and other lifestyle habits. Although every body is different and loses weight at a different speeds, personal trainer and dietitian Jim White, RD, ACSM, told POPSUGAR that you can see results in as little as two weeks.
Here’s what other top nutrition and fitness experts revealed about the best ways to burn belly fat as quickly as possible.