9. EAT MORE CALCIUM
Milk isn’t the only dairy that deserves real estate in your fridge. A University of Tennessee study found that overweight people who ate three servings of any type of calcium-rich dairy a day for 6 months lost more belly fat than dieters who consumed less. The calcium may decrease the likelihood that fat will flock to your stomach. Aim for one serving with every meal: a glass of milk with breakfast, a slice of cheese with lunch, and yogurt as an after-dinner treat, for example. Calcium supplements probably won’t have the same effect, since proteins in dairy enhance the fat-burning effect of calcium.