Healthy eating, exercise and surgery are ways to lose body fat, according to Mayo Clinic. Healthy eating habits include increasing water intake, reducing high calorie and fatty food intake, and preventing the act of overeating by choosing more fiber-filling options. Surgical options to remove body fat include liposuction and abdominoplasty.
Burning more calories than those consumed reduces the overall amount of body fat, explains WebMD. Aerobic exercise requires the body to use energy that is fueled by fat within the body. The more movement the body endures, the more energy required, and thus the more fat used and eliminated. Strength training also reduces fat by creating muscle mass, which works to burn off fat as well.