What not to eat when trying to lose belly fat?

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    Michael G.

    What foods should I avoid and what should I eat to get rid of belly fat?

    Bob Tolich

    If you take in more calories than you burn, they will be stored as fat. Now, there is no way any food, exercise, or gimmick can focus on one type of fat (i.e., “belly fat”). Weight loss takes place throughout the body, not in targeted segments. A good diet (not in the sense of weight loss, but good foods) and regular exercise will produce results. Lean muscle mass is known to burn calories more efficiently, which is why extended periods of exercise, including weight training, are so good!

    Ted J.

    Just stop eating wheat-based products (bread, pasta, etc.), and products with added sugar. Also, don’t overeat with fruits.


    Stop eating foods that contain Monosodium glutamate (MSG)!


    I don’t agree with eating completely healthy. You can eat everything. It’s all about portions. I enjoy eating sugared cereals but what people consider a bowl I only eat half of that. In American culture you can’t tell people eat this cart of healthy stuff and don’t go near junk food. Thats how you will discourage people from losing weight.


    I haven’t heard of anyone who eats only veggies and he’s fat. Even less if they take some time to do exercise. But if you eat only fruits and vegetables, the muscle degradation you’d suffer would make you even weaker than you originally were.


    1) Carbs = energy that your body needs to do anything, BUT…. 2) You take more carbs than you burn and/or you take them at night = they’re stored in fat form. Also, there are many kinds of carbs, being sugars the less healthy ones, and carbs from cereals (rice, oat…), the most recommended.


    Some healthy eating advocates do recommend shopping only in the outer perimeters of the grocery store. That’s all I do now, other than frozen mixed veggies and granola bars, everything else I buy only from the outer perimeter… amazing how every grocery store seems to be set up exactly the same!


    I think America is the world’s fattest nation because the food in America seems to be absolutely great! This is what I think about when I watch Man vs Food. How could Americans not be fat when there are so many people preparing such awesome food. People will be tempted.


    Doctors label obesity the number one health problem in USA, killing over 400,000 people annually through diabetes, heart disease and other weight-related illnesses.

    This problem is not limited only to USA. Obesity is also rising quickly in Western Europe. It has also spread to emerging-economy countries like Brazil and Mexico.


    If you don’t wanna be fat don’t eat like a fatass. You just gotta resist the urge.


    Carbohydrates are either used as glucose, stored as glycogen, or burned off as body heat during dietary thermogenesis. Carbohydrates are NOT stored as fat. That would defy human physiology as we know it. I eat a High carb, low fat, raw vegan lifestyle and I eat around 700 grams of carbohydrates a day, and I’m 5’5 110 pounds. Please stop spewing your bullshit.


    Carbohydrates are NOT stored as fat.MrMaryJanes

    Excess carbohydrates are not stored as fat initially.

    First, they are stored in the liver as glycogen. When the liver’s glycogen storage capacity reaches its max, then, excess carbs are stored as fats.


    Too many calories overall makes your belly fat.

    There is a difference between refined carbohydrates and unrefined carbs.

    Refined carbohydrates are more likely to put on weight. Unrefined carbohydrates are good for you (vegetables, whole grains, fruits)

    Eating too much calories is what causes belly fat, carbs are not the enemy.

    Ernesto S.

    In looking at the cheapest foods you will be looking at wheat. So how does wheat, this so called staff of life, make a person fat? This new modern wheat may look like wheat, but it is different in three important ways that all drive obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more health issues.

    1. It contains a Super Starch known as amylopectin A, that is super fattening.
    2. It contains a form of Super Gluten that is super-inflammatory.
    3. It contains forms of a Super Drug that is super-addictive and makes you crave and eat more.

    Our ancestors ate Einkorn heirloom, also known as Biblical wheat, which is something modern humans never eat. Instead, modern humans eat dwarf wheat, the product of hybridization and genetic engineering that created short, stubby, hardy, high-yielding wheat plants with much higher amounts of starch and gluten and many more chromosomes coding for all sorts of new odd proteins. The man who engineered this modern wheat won the Nobel Prize. It promised to feed millions of starving around the world. Well, it has, and it has made them fat and sick.

    This new super starch, amylopectin A, which makes bread nice and fluffy, but just two slices of whole wheat bread will raise your blood sugar equal to more than two tablespoons of table sugar. In people with diabetes, both white and whole grain bread raises blood sugar levels 70 to 120 mg/dl over starting levels. We know that foods with a high glycemic index make people store belly fat, trigger hidden fires of inflammation in the body and give you a fatty liver. This problem now affects every other American and is the major driver of nearly all chronic disease and most our health care costs. It’s estimated that diabetes now sucks up one in three Medicare dollars. The Super Drug in wheat are converted polypeptides, called exorphins. They are like the endorphins you get from a runner’s high and bind to the opioid receptors in the brain, making you high, and addicted just like a heroin addict.

    These wheat polypeptides are absorbed into the bloodstream and can get across the blood brain barrier. They are called gluteomorphins, after “gluten” and “morphine”. These super drugs can cause multiple problems, including schizophrenia and autism. But they also cause addictive eating behavior, including cravings and bingeing. The bottom line is that wheat is an addictive appetite stimulant.

    • Gluten
    • Dairy
    • Sugar

    I was not able to reduce my weight until I quit these three bad foods. Then it came off fast, and without even exercising I lost 30 lbs in only two months!

    After years of counting calories, struggling and sweating, only this was really effective.

    After 6 months it is not coming back. I am recommending it!


    Every person I know that has given up the gluten, sugar and dairy, has greatly improved their lives. This is not a some weight loss fad, it is a healthy way of life.


    I am following the Paleo lifestyle of eating and it amazes me that people think “grain foods” are food for human consumption. Grains are fodder, not food for humans.

    We were all raised to think that grains are good for us. The schools taught us about that absurd “food pyramid”, the one that tells people to eat 6-11 servings of bread.

    USDA food pyramid

    Maybe Americans should sue the government for encouraging us to eat a dangerous food.

    Imagine showing a bread to a caveman. Would the caveman recognize it as edible? Even my dog knows bread is fake food – he thumbs his nose at bread and would rather eat my steak.

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    In the 1930s, there used to be an unwelcome link between being poor and being thin. Obesity may be a problem, but at least we’ve virtually eliminated long-standing hunger.

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