Obesity is something plenty of people have. It can shorten everyone’s lives, which is totally bad, and unfortunately, most of them blame their genes for being fat. One man, tired of being lazy and fat at the same time, came up (after a bunch of research) with a diet that represents the new science of nutritional genetics. It’s mostly about a study of how our genes are turned on and off by the foods we take in. Simply making a handful of tweaks to your diet and lifestyle can help improve your gut health, “turn off” your fat genes and start burning fat almost instantly.
1. TAKE A WALK BEFORE BREAKFAST
In less than six weeks of being on the program, Martha (a person who was a panelist for Zero Belly Diet) dropped over 20 pounds and 7 inches from her middle by combining the Zero Belly Foods with a walk before her breakfast.
This easy method works on two levels. First, a study found that being exposed to sunlight between 8 am and noon reduced the risk of weight gain. The morning light synchronizes your metabolism, and burning calories before you eat means you’re exercising in a fasted state.
2. START WITH OATMEAL
Natural oatmeal recipes in Zero Belly Diet were a vital thing to Isabel (another test panelist), who had a dramatic 13-pound weight loss. So cook up oatmeal, and add fruit in it. They both create insoluble fiber that helps reduce blood cholesterol and feeds the healthy bacteria in your stomach.
3. CHOOSE RED FRUIT OVER GREEN
It’s by far the best color of fruit for weight loss. The higher levels of nutrients called flavonoids — those that give red fruits their color — calm the action of fat-storage genes.
Incorporating fresh avocados can be life-changing. Avocados are amazing at fighting against belly fat. First, they’re full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Second, unsaturated fats like those found in avocados prevent the storage of belly fat.
5. MAKE A PLANT-PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
Protein drinks are good for getting a monster dose of belly-busting nutrition into a simple snack. The Zero Belly solution says to try vegan protein, which gives exactly the same fat-burning benefits, without bloating.