An easy way to send your metabolism soaring: Trade vegetable oil for medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. Vegetable oil promotes the formation of advanced glycation end products, rogue molecules that speed aging and the stockpiling of extra pounds. But MCT oil can help you look and feel younger by improving blood sugar, ending cravings, lifting brain fog and boosting metabolism. In fact, Columbia University scientists found that women in their 50s who incorporated MCT oil into their daily diet lost 600% more belly fat than those who didn’t.
Happy news: Getting out and about for a stroll in this beautiful weather can whittle your middle. The trick that speeds results? Enjoying a walk before breakfast instead of after. Investigators reporting in the British Journal of Nutrition found that this simple timing shift supercharges your body’s ability to burn belly fat. That’s because when you exercise before a meal on an empty stomach, your body burns off stored fats for fuel (which powers off pounds) instead of tapping into energy stored in muscle cells. Bye-bye, belly fat!