A list of diets that are intended to help a person lose weight and target unhealthy belly fat.
Belly fat is the most dangerous type of excess weight that a person can have. Belly fat, also called visceral fat, increases a person’s chance of developing very serious medical problems, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and gallbladder disorders. With your doctor’s consent, you can choose a diet that can help you target belly fat.
South Beach Diet
The South Beach Diet is a high protein eating plan that emphasizes the consumption of lean sources of protein. You limit carbohydrates on the diet to control blood sugar levels and help your body burn more fat. According to Dr. Arthur Agatson, the creator to the South Beach Diet, while on the diet, individuals found a decrease in waist to hip ratio. Typical foods eaten on the diet are fish, chicken, turkey, nuts, green vegetables, olive oil, peanut butter, and eggs. The diet is broken down into three phases with the second and third phases allowing more carbs to be introduced into your diet.
According to the creator of the Atkins Diet, your body will turn into a fat burning machine when you eliminate carbs from your diet and eat foods high in protein. Unlike the South Beach Diet, you are allowed foods high in fat. The diet is also separated into phases and the induction phase permits a total of 20 net carbs per day. All meats are allowed on the diet, even fatty cuts of beef and bacon. Cheese, eggs, and green vegetables are additional permitted food items.
Flat Belly Diet
The Flat Belly Diet is based on the idea that consuming a diet high in monounsaturated fatty acids can help you burn more of the hard to lose belly fat. Besides a low calorie diet that involves the consumption of four 400 calorie meals daily, you are instructed to eat a food high in monounsaturated fatty acids at each meal. Recommended foods are dark chocolate, olive oil, nuts, seeds and avocado.