“An increased intake of foods that cause chronic inflammation such as chips, fizzy drinks and white, refined carbs, can cause several diseases and illnesses that in turn, make it much harder for the body to fight off visceral fat.”

David also advised changing cooking techniques.

“The basic principle of losing visceral fat is to consume fewer calories than your body needs and eating a diet rich in healthy and wholesome foods, like fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, wholegrains and lean protein, and eliminate processed, high sugar and high-fat foods from your diet,” he said.

“Use low-fat cooking methods, such as broiling, boiling, or baking, instead of frying.

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