Potato, pop corn, bananas, beans,oatmeal and brown rice are all good sources of carbs ie calories. Add to that the calories from cheese, boiled eggs (the yolks are quite high in fat) raisins and almonds and that is why you are having problems shifting your belly fat.Thank you guys for all the information. I think the issue has to do more with my diet and possibly some minor medical condition (if it was major I'd probably know it already). Wouldn't pre-diabetes show on my blood test scores?
These past 2 months a completely cut down on unhealthy foods and I'd like to hear your feedback on my choices to see maybe if I'm doing something wrong.
I drink a lot of water
No sugars whatsoever (occasionally have a little honey)
I have oatmeal, flax-seed, raisins and almonds
No bread or pasta (just brown rice now and then).
No alcohol or soda drinks
I have a lot of vegetable juices
A lot of salads with homemade vinaigrette that consists only of water/olive oil/vinegar mixed with some spices and garlic (no dairy products in it or syrups)
I eat meat 3-4 times a week (mostly chicken)
I stay away from milk but have Greek yogurt, feta cheese (small amounts) and boiled eggs
I eat my food with a lot of hot spices
I have some fruit (not too much though- mostly bananas)
I have beans and lentils (sometimes canned beans)
I eat potatoes and pop corn
and last but not least I think, I find it very difficult to cut down on sodium (I have a lot of Himalayan salt with my food).
So what do you think?
Personally I would start weight training to build up some muscle mass and then couple it with a Keto diet for a few weeks...