The worst place on your body to accumulate fat is around your belly. Extra inches on the waist is the most dangerous kind of fat, inviting heart disease and possibly shortening your life.
A new study reporting in Real Age suggests that the best way to "banish belly fat" is perhaps the opposite of what you might think: don't starve yourself, don't get obsessive about everything you eat, and don't keep a detailed food diary. Instead, EAT!
The study showed that women who followed a strict, low-calorie eating plan for several weeks experienced a spike in stress hormones, which actually tell your body to store more fat around your middle, just where you especially don't need it.
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