Easy Ways to Shed Fat Fast

These simple changes to your diet can help you get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat.

Easy Ways to Shed Fat Fast

Wouldn’t it be great if you could fight fat with a few easy diet tweaks? You can with these key ingredients that eliminate stubborn fat your body’s been holding on to for years! Read on for ways you can shed fat – fast!

Amp Up Vitamin C Intake

Scientists are beginning to discover that many obese people are low in vitamin C. This vitamin deficiency affects about 15% of adults in the U.S. and has been on the rise in recent years. One study showed that adults with vitamin C deficiencies might not be able to burn fat as well. Get at least 75 mg of vitamin C a day to help your body turn fat into energy and burn it off.

Is This the Best Snack to Help You Maintain Your Weight Loss?

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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