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Weight loss: Expert explains why avoiding unhealthy fats is the key to a slimmer waist

If the number on the scales is dropping but your waist measurements are still higher than you’d like, there are things you can do to target the area. 

Jane Michell, a nutritionist and founder of diet programme Jane Plan, explained exclusively to Express: “Belly fat is something that most people have. There are two types; the fat under the skin, and the fat that’s deeper, that encases our organs. 

“It’s the latter that we need to be careful of. It can increase our chances of having conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Women typically have more of this subcutaneous fat, and when it comes to tummies, with age, hormones can make shifting fat more challenging.”

However, the bespoke diet plan founder warned that it’s not an easy fix. 

“No diet or plan can guarantee that you lose weight from a specific area – however, there are foods to avoid because they target the waistline when laying down fat,” added Jane. 

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