One of the stubborn areas to reduce fat in the body is the belly. Also known as visceral fat, this type of fat around the belly is a major risk of several diseases including diabetes, heart conditions and other chronic diseases.

In winter, due to long hours of inactivity, it might be a bit tough to exercise and many foods might also contribute to weight gain. While losing excessive abdominal fat during the cold months could be a task, there are a few ways in which you can reduce it as per Ayurveda.


Start your day by drinking warm water as it increases metabolism and helps with bloating. You can also drink warm water throughout the day whenever you find it necessary. It is quite instrumental in reducing fat from not just the belly but from other parts too.


Yoga is an easy way to reduce fat. You simply need a yoga mat and do 12 Suryanamaskars and Kapalbhati pranayam, which improves blood circulation and digestion.


Last year, ayurvedic practitioner Dr Shyam VL shared a post on Instagram about special methi water. You can consume fine powder of roasted fenugreek (methi) seeds and mix it in water. Have this drink in the morning on an empty stomach. You can also soak fenugreek seeds at night and consume them in the morning.


You can also have dry ginger, which boosts metabolism. Mix dry ginger powder with boiled water. This drink can help to burn fat.


Wear a tight waist belt and do brisk walking for 30 minutes. This is an effective way to burn belly fat. Besides this, pilates also has fat-reducing regimes.


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