Dr. Oz's Top Tips to Blast Away Belly Fat

Whittle your waistline with these stomach-shrinking tips from Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiothoracic surgeon, author and host of the Dr. Oz Show (10 Photos)

Dr. Mehmet Oz on Feb 5, 2013 at 12:20PM

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Dr. Oz's Top Tips to Blast Away Belly Fat

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Get a Handle on Your Waist With a Belly Band

Been trying to hide (and ignore) those love handles behind baggy clothes? Losing excess body fat isn’t about just looking good in a bathing suit, and ignoring the fact that you may be overweight can be detrimental to your health, says Dr. Oz. “A lot of women turn a blind eye to their waist size, but that’s a dangerous mistake. Women with waists larger than approximately 32 inches are at risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer,” he explains. Dr. Oz recommends keeping tabs on your love handles by creating your own belly-band measuring tool at home: Place a ribbon around the center of your waist and cut it to size with a pair of scissors. “Use this band to track your waistline daily, and make sure you’re staying within the range of 32 inches or less,” says Dr. Oz.

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