Quick Health Tip: Banish belly fat for good

Tired of persistent belly fat?  By making eating and lifestyle changes, you can make a difference in going from belly fat to belly fit.  Here are some ideas to help you get started:

  • ·         Make fiber-rich foods your best friend
  • ·         Ease up on alcohol
  • ·         Resist salty foods
  • ·         Slash sugary foods
  • ·         Increase walking/running
  • ·         Do interval training
  • ·         Do yoga to strengthen core muscles
  • ·         Lift weights
  • ·         Get more sleep
  • ·         Practice stress management
  • ·         Drink green tea
  • ·         Eat more calcium-rich foods
  • ·         Eat healthy monounsaturated fats
  • ·         Slow way down on soft drinks and other liquid calories
  • ·         Ditch diet soda
  • ·         Pass on processed and refined foods
  • ·         Use a smaller plate
  • ·         Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables
  • ·         Avoid crash/fad diets
  • ·         Check your vitamin D levels
  • ·         Add whey protein powder to milk or a smoothie


Cheryl Mussatto has over 30 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian and has worked in a variety of settings that cover a wide span of nutrition experience.  Currently she works as an adjunct professor for two community colleges, Allen Community College in Burlingame and Butler Community College in Council Grove, Kansas teaching two courses, Basic Nutrition and Therapeutic Nutrition. She is a consulting dietitian for the Cotton O’Neil Medical Clinic in Osage City doing individualized nutrition counseling. Cheryl also is a contributing author for osagecountyonline.com, an online newspaper and Edietitians, a global free nutritional and health magazine. Her articles for both publications pertain to nutrition topics that cover a diversity of health and nutrition interests for the general public.  She is also certified as a health and wellness coach. Visit her website atwww.eatwell2bewellrd.com and Facebook page: Eat Well 2 Be Well