There is an article in this issue on how to beat belly fat. For women, the belly is a) a really hard place to lose fat from and b) a pretty dangerous place to have fat as far as your long term health in concerned. A diet with a lot of fiber/other nutrients will make you less likely to have fat around the middle than a diet of less healthy food but with fewer calories. The article recommends adding more grapefruit, melon, whole wheat bread, walnuts, and a glass of wine (surprisingly!) to your diet while avoiding foods like sugar substitutes, canned soup, and partially hydrated oil. Basically, eat more fiber!! We all need more fruits and vegetables in our lives. A good read on this topic is In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan.
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