11. ELIMINATE REFINED CARBS
If you see “enriched flour” in a food’s ingredient list, you’ve fallen victim to refined carbs, which have been stripped of their fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Switching to whole-grain versions of bread, pasta, rice, and cereal not only provides you with a payload of nutrients, but it can also target harmful belly fat. In a University of Alberta study, dieters who ate whole grains lost twice as much belly fat as those who ate refined carbs.