Modern lifestyle pushes one towards weight-gain as one finds oneself alienated from physical workouts and inclined towards a lifestyle that encourages the build up of fat and carbohydrates all over the body, and particularly over the belly. This gives a pot-belly appearance that is certainly not very good to look at, and certainly not very healthy. This grows as one continues to munch on fast-food that tends to add up on the reserves of fat in the body.
An easy way out is to cut on the dietary intake of fat and carbohydrates. Excessive intake of fats tends to form deposits in the body, and they manifest themselves in different forms in the body like belly fat. A balanced diet is the best way to control the excess belly-fat that you have come to acquire over the years.
But imposing restrictions on diet is not going to work unless you undertake some physical workouts as well. You might consider using a treadmill or even a jog round the block every morning is going to work out well. The important point is to maintain the effort, and continue doing what you have undertaken without a break. If you discontinue the exercise after the initial few workouts, the result is going to be counterproductive, and you are going to gain weight.
To get rid of belly-fat, you are going to have to give up some of your favorite burgers or pizzas for the time your belly-fat does not come down to a comfortable level. Even when it does, you should avoid biting into fast-food because it is known to foster weight-gain.