Losing belly fat doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does require consistency and patience. Most importantly, you’ve got to put in the work. That means doing things like fueling your body with nutritious foods, getting enough sleep, and being well-rounded with your exercise routine — cardio and strength training are important.
When it comes to losing weight, some experts argue that exercise will produce weight maintenance and your diet is what leads to weight loss. To find out if you’re diet is more important than exercise if your goal is to lose belly fat, POPSUGAR spoke to Rondel King MS, CSCS, an exercise physiologist at NYU Langone’s Sports Performance Centre in New York City.