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How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Exercise

Updated on May 23, 2011

Lose Belly Fat Fast Without Exercise

You've been good; exercising, eating right, doing sit-ups until your abs burn and the spare tire around your middle hasn't budged an inch.

Or maybe you haven't been so good and are looking for an easy way to lose stubborn belly fat.

Either way, there have been some interesting medical studies that have come out over the last year on belly fat. Researchers have discovered some simple, but effective things you can do to get rid of belly fat without buying expensive pills or other weight loss gimmicks and without changing your diet or living at the gym.

Read on to find out three simple changes you can make in your daily life to get rid of up to 50% of your belly fat.

Get Rid of Belly Fat With Calcium

Calcium has been in the news for years as a weight loss aid. Research has found that people who have higher intakes of calcium weigh less than those who don't eat as much calcium. Calcium works by inhibiting fat absorption and, because scientists believe low levels of calcium cause increased appetite, adequate levels reduce hunger.

To effectively use calcium for belly weight loss, take 1200 mg of calcium over the course of a day, preferably before meals. Supplements are ideal because they provide calcium without adding any calories to the diet. Consider taking a Viactiv supplement or a pill such as Citracal before meals.

Without even realizing it you will; naturally eat less, burn more fat, and lose your gut. However, note that calcium will have to be taken on a long term, consistent basis for optimal results.

Read on for some other simple, but effective ways you can lose belly fat.

Lost Belly Fat with Blueberries

A study presented at the Experimental Biology Conference in 2009 showed that blueberries can get rid of belly fat. People who ate 1 1/2 cups of blueberries daily lost 12% of their belly fat. Results were seen even in subjects who ate a high fat, high calorie diet.

The active ingredient in blueberries is a compound known as anthocyanin. This compound controls insulin and glucose levels and determines how the body will burn and store energy.

Incorporating blueberries into your diet is simple (assuming you like blueberries). Fresh blueberries can be consumed by the handful, much like potato chips. They can also be frozen and used as a sweet treat to beat summer heat. In addition, blueberries can be blended with a low-glycemic yogurt such as Oikos to make a healthy breakfast smoothie.

The key to using blueberries effectively is to avoid combining them with lots of fat and sugar and to eat them everyday.

If this seems a little daunting or you're concerned you'll end up like Violet in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, don't worry, we're going to discuss an even better way to lose belly fat next.

Lose Belly Fat With Green Tea

A 2009 medical study published in the Journal of Nutrition took two groups of people and put them on the same regimen with one important exception; one group drank green tea, the other did not.

The group that drank the green tea lost up to 44% more belly fat than the control group. Researchers believe it is the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea that is the active ingredients. Science has shown that EGCG increases fat metabolism in the body making it easier to lose weight. In addition, EGCG is more likely to target belly fat over other areas of the body.

Getting rid of belly fat with green tea requires drinking 5 to 8 cups of tea a day. The tea must be warm and plain--no sugar, no milk, no lemon--as adding any other ingredients deactivates the EGCG. 5 to 8 cups of tea a day is a lot of tea, particularly if you are not a tea drinker, but it can be done with some discipline and attention to detail.

In addition, it's important to buy a high quality tea. Loose leaf organic green tea is the best green tea to use for belly fat weight loss. Failing that, bagged organic green tea is another good option. Below, we've listed some teas for you to consider.

Avoid packaged green tea drinks as they often do not contain enough EGCG to be effective. EGCG capsules are also problematic as their quality and EGCG levels are untested.

When drinking green tea, expect to see results within 10 to 15 days so long as the tea is consumed regularly. To accelerate results, combine green tea with other weight loss efforts such as restricting calories and exercising.

Note: There are two tea recipes below if you scroll down.

Green Tea Fat Flush Recipe

Here's a nice way to drink enough green tea to melt belly fat.

Steep a pitcher's worth of green tea.

Add the juice of a lemon.

The juice of a lime.

And 1 tbsp. of orange zest

Chill and drink throughout the day. This not only tastes great, it gets rid of belly fat!

Dr. Oz's 'Weighterade'

Doctor Oz offers the following recipe of a belly fat blasting drink.

1 pitcher brewed green tea (about 4-6 tea bags per pitcher)

1 tangerine sliced

1/2 cup mint leaves, loosely chopped

1.Mix ingredients together and drink a pitcher daily to ramp up belly fat loss.

Why does it work? Well, as this hub has discussed previously, green tea melts belly fat. Tangerine increases insulin sensitivity, which aids weight loss.

Dr. Oz on the Dangers of Belly Fat


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      shilpa 3 years ago

      Does hav any problems with increased calcium?

      anyway it will rock if it is work

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      yashika 4 years ago

      M taking green tea half an hour before dinner

      Is it ok?

      Or do i need more??

      And its jasmine green tea.Brand name- Twinings london...

      Is it good or i should opt for another one

      Plz hlp..

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      Don 4 years ago

      Your article says no milk,no sugar, no lemon as adding any other ingredient deactivates the EGCG but the recipe you posted contains the juice of a lemon and lime and orange zest. I am a little confused as to which advice to follow, can you please clarify.


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      nicomp really 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      It's a lot of work to drink tea?

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      Dianemae 7 years ago

      I'm working on losing the belly fat. Thanks to you I'm switching to green tea and eating fresh blueberries. Thanks for the advice.

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      Kwalton 7 years ago

      This is a great page but you also need to tone up your ab muscles to get that flat belly. I found a great workout that takes 20 minutes for a fun full body workout. check out my Facebook page

      I will try the blueberries and the calcium but I don't really care for the taste of green tea and especially not with anything to sweeten it.

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      catherine74 7 years ago from London

      Nice additions to a well balanced diet and exercise, I think. Just relying on these methods to lose belly fat isn't going to be very effective. But I'm currently in the process of trying to loose some belly fat and I'm going to add the green method into my daily routine.

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      Sophia Heresford 8 years ago from Ohio

      Yes it is a lot. I did it for a while and it does work but it's also a lot of work drinking that much tea!

      There are 2 supplements on the market that have been third party tested as being okay BUT one is expensive and the other has an insane amount of caffeine in it.

      Nothing comes easy I guess!


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      Kate Swanson 8 years ago from Sydney

      Green tea with no sugar, no milk, no lemon - and 8 cups a day! Is my belly worth it?

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      benny Faye Douglass 8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Hey, Thanks for the belly hub, I need to lose mines. thanks so much for sharing with me. Godspeed