ORLANDO, Fla. – The CDC reports that obesity among U.S. adults increased about 40 percent from 2015 to 2016. That’s about 93.3 million adults.
Obesity can cause health issues, such as heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
One study showed that 10 weeks of resistance training helped increase the calories you burn at rest by 7 percent, and it may reduce fat weight by 4 pounds. Also, many dieticians encourage eating more healthy fats, not less.
“Healthy fats are the Omega-3 fatty acids, you can find them in fish or fish oils, you find them in avocado, walnuts, almonds, and olive oil is a big one," registered dietician Julie Rothenberg said.
Since fat is digested slowly, it can reduce appetite, therefore lowering your risk of weight gain and decreasing belly fat.
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet that puts the body in a metabolic state called ketosis. When you lower your carb intake, your body looks for an alternative energy source: fats. A study done in Kuwait has shown that the ketogenic diet significantly and safely reduced body weight and body mass index.
Finally, swapping out sugary drinks for healthier options is one of the easiest ways to increase fat burning.
"There’s actually been studies that show that if you drink a glass of water before each meal, that you’ll actually end up eating less and stay fuller longer,” Rothenberg said.