9. Eat More Foods Containing Calcium
Whittle down your waistline with calcium. A small, randomized and placebo-controlled 2012 trial of 32 obese adults conducted by the American Association for the Study of Obesity found that increasing the consumption of dietary calcium significantly augmented fat loss, with the highest percentage of fat reduction found in the belly region. But before you run out to the store, you should know that calcium supplements won’t have this same effect. It’s only calcium found in foods that burns away the belly fat, and dairy products exerted a substantially greater effect than any other food high in calcium. For those who are allergic to dairy or are vegan, there are plenty of non-dairy foods high in calcium (dark, leafy greens, broccoli, okra, almonds, etc.), and though the effect isn’t as dramatic as it is with dairy products, these foods will still help you keep that waistline lean.
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