In this video, nutrition and fitness expert Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, FAND, LDN, discusses how people can get rid of their stubborn belly fat. Belly fat is a toxic fat—it raises a person’s risk for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and other dangerous conditions. Women in particular need to be aware that a waist size larger than 35 inches indicates a greatly increased chance of developing one or more of these conditions. Fortunately, the combination of a healthy, low-calorie diet with regular exercise will reduce belly fat. When it comes to diet and toxic fat, the amount of calories you consume is more important than the specific foods you eat.

Visit Dr. Bond Brill’s website or purchase her latest book, Cholesterol Down.