Originally Answered: What are the best foods to avoid to get rid of stomach/belly fat?
Well there are many answers for you. Medications can make it extremely difficult for people to lose weight which is why a lot of people stop taking them if they can, or switch which is the crappy part. The good part is is if you change your diet it will help you out a lot. You are right that exercise is an important part, but a lot of your stomache fat, and all fat in general, comes from not using enough of the calories that you've eaten for the day. I understand that much of your weight is probably water weight and isn't really fat, you just look bloated. To start with carbohydrates are probably a major contributer. Carbs are the fastest to be digested so if they aren't used up and there is extra carb calories sitting around, then they will be distributed as fat. Carbs are such things sugar, crackers, even fruit, but there is a difference between good carbs and bad carbs. Fruit is a good carb because it has a glycemic index that is much lower than that of a Twinkie or a cookie. Fruit is natural sugar that doesn't spike your sugar levels all crazy like a cookie will. Fruit is a carb that you should eat, whereas anything that has refined white sugar, or any unatural sugar should be avoided if you really want to change your life. Fats are the second fastest to be digested. We all need SOME fat to be healthy, and it keeps us satisfied in our meals, but look out for things with labels of trans fats, saturated fats etc. There are healthy fats like the ones from Avocados and nuts (salted nuts can also be a problem though because salt will make you hold on to more water and therefore be more bloated), and unhealthy fats like the ones from bacon, margarine, anything hyrodegenated is going to be unhealthy for your body. Lastly protein is the slowest to be digested. Protein foods are meat (preferably not red meat, do chicken or fish if you aren't vegetarian), eggs, and nuts. They help you to build muscle and keep you fuller for longer. Carbs have the most calories per gram while proteins have the least calories per gram. You should try and find a diet that is high in protein and moderate in carbohydrates because you need some carbohydrates to keep your brain healthy (so you don't feel super tired all the time or depressed), and you do need some fat but try to do your best to go for the healthiest foods that provide you with these three components of food. Fibre can also be very helpful to cut bloating. Whole grains, healthy bread made from whole grains, and vegetables all have fibre that can take some of that bloating away and help you lose weight. Good luck!