There are treatments which allow you to specify which body part should lose fats. For example, it’s possible to achieve the Thigh Gap WithCoolSculpting today. But is it possible to target the abdomen through diet and exercise?

In order to lose fat in your stomach, it is necessary to burn more calories than you consume. The truth is, there is no way to target fat loss in a particular part of your body, and there certainly is no food you can eat or exercise that will specifically help you lose abdominal fat before other fat. The best way to lose stomach fat is to concentrate on exercising and burning more calories than you consume, and at the same time focus on these foods that will greatly increase the rate at which fat is burned.

Here is a list of foods that require more energy to be burned to digest them then the actual food contains. These are great foods to add to your diet to help you lose stomach fat.

1 – The most obvious entries to this list include citris fruits including lemons, oranges and in particular grapefruit. These fruit require your body to spend many calories digesting them, but give the body very few calories back in return. When this happens frequently, your body of course is forced to burn fat to provide the calories for normal body operations.

2 – Another food group that seems an unlikely candidate for its fat burning properties, but has been shown in many scientific tests to do just that, is low-fat dairy products. Low-fat milk and cheeses made from low fat milk have been shown to greatly increase the rate at which fat is burned by the body.

3 – High fiber foods such as vegetables provide very little calories or fat, but require a large amount of energy to digest. Fiber is also very effectie in reducing waist size because as it passes undigested through the body, it helps clear the intestines of residue. In the average person, there is more than 10lbs of this residue in the intestines at any one time.

Research has shown that when you lose fat, you lose it in the reverse order of the location where you stored it. For instance, when a person starts to gain weight, the fat may first be stored in their love handles, and then gradually other places. As that person begins to lose weight, the love handles will probably be the last place from where the fat is removed. Each person is unique in this, but there are strong hereditary factors involved with fat storage locations.

While there is no way to target stomach fat in particular, eating a diet high in citris fruit and low fat dairy products will help you burn the overall amount of fat in your body, which will of course include your abdominal fat. Another important aspect to removing excess fat is to reduce carbohydrate intake while increasing the amount of exercise you get. All of these things together are a long-lasting way to remove excess body fat and increase your cardiovascular health.

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Chris Harrison is a content writer and editor from New Caledonia. He is currently managing Oneunionone which is based in North Carolino. Before founding the website, he was a full time editor in New York USA.