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3 Proven Tips That "Helped Me Lose Belly Fat"

Her suggestions are easy to incorporate into any diet.

Karla (@improvingwkarla) is a social media influencer on TikTok and Instagram who has amassed a huge following by sharing the diet and weight loss tips that helped her lose 15 pounds of fat in just three months. In one of her viral videos she offers her followers three easy tips that helped her lose body fat. "Tips that help me lose belly fat," she says in the clip. We also asked The Diet Diva, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian to weigh in on her tips. 

Tip One: Increase Protein Intake

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Her first tip? "Get your protein up," she suggests, offering a breakfast hack to do so. "If you usually have eggs in the morning, make some cottage cheese for extra 20 percent of protein."

RDN Agrees

Cottage cheese with radish and cucumber

"Protein is an excellent way to start the day and I recommend about 20-30 grams for breakfast, depending on gender, age, and activity level it could be even more," says Collingwood. But, before you just automatically increase your protein, she suggests looking at what else you are eating with the protein. "If you don't have any whole grains or fruits or veggies, then add that to complement the protein for sustained energy and a balance of nutrients," she says. 

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Drink a Smoothie in Between Meals


"Tip number two, if you're always hungry, even if you've already had a meal, have a smoothie between meals," she suggests. "I use a portable blender like this to help me out. It's nutritious and it helped me with binge eating."

RDN Agrees

Banana and chocolate smoothie in the glass jar

Smoothies can be a great snack, but they can also add up in calories very quickly, notes Collingwood. "Be careful with how big the smoothie is and try to keep it at about 200-250 calories for a snack, depending on total caloric needs for the day. Make sure there is some protein from plain greek yogurt or protein powder and some fruit for antioxidants and fiber.  

And if carrying around a blender is too much work, don't be afraid to use the ready to drink protein shakes that are around 150 to 170 calories and 25 to 30 G protein each." 

Get Your Steps In


Her final tip? Get your steps in. "Make sure you're walking at least 10,000 steps a day. Better than running, especially if you're just starting out. Best way to do cardio," she concludes. 

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RDN Agrees


Walking is an excellent way to get moving, says Collingwood. "However, it is also good to get the heart rate up to discomfort level of exercise even if it is for short intervals."

💪🔥Body Booster: Try to eat at least 20 to 30 grams of protein with every meal if you are trying to burn fat and build muscle. 

Leah Groth
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