“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” We say, just make sure it’s dark chocolate though, because life is nothing but a battle between getting a flat tummy and keeping those overtly demanding taste-buds satiated. We all want a flat tummy but starving oneself or going bonkers exercising is really not the way to go about it. Some dietary changes and adding a few foods that help keep the waistline trim, can actually do wonders for your body in the long run.
By adding a daily dose of fibres to your diet, like cucumbers and cereals you can aid the smooth functioning of your digestive system. They work wonders at minimising your belly by keeping the system clean and making you look and feel lighter.
Contrary to what people think, bananas are flat-belly food and not fattening at all. Potassium-rich foods like bananas and potatoes help to flush out the excess fluids from the system and thus naturally help in reducing belly weight. Whenever your tummy growls the next time, just grab a banana.
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Steer your way to flat abs by adding some eggs to your diet. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and research says that they keep you satiated for several hours after consumption. We say, as long as they keep your tummy full and help you keep your hands out of the chocolate and cookies jar, they’re awesome!
When you drink sufficient fluids daily, like water and fluid-rich foods, the bloated belly feeling is kept at bay and all toxins are flushed out. You can always sip some lemon water, which not only adds flavour to the water but also charges your body with Vitamin C.
P.S. Alcoholic drinks definitely don’t count as fluids
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Research shows that almonds are powerhouses of protein and fibre, which possess the amazing ability to block calories, reducing fat absorption, making them an extra-lean nut. So you can just munch your way to a flat belly.
Apart from the keeping the doctor away, apples also help keep belly fat at bay. By keeping you full, this fibre rich fruit is a great way to shrink your waistline and get the flat belly you’ve been dreaming about for so long.
On account of their low-calorie count, adding leafy greens like spinach, broccoli to your diet help fuel your workouts and keep your weight under control.
By stimulating your metabolic rate, green tea is a great option to accelerate weight loss. Not just that, the antioxidants inhibit the absorption of fat and give you the added bonus glowing skin. It’s a win-win situation with green tea, trust us.
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Get ready to shed all the belly fat by adding some Salmon to your diet. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D, did you know that this fatty fish is known for burning fat rather than storing it?
If you want to lose fat around the middle, switch to using olive oil for cooking your meals. Olive oil helps in minimising fat accumulation around the belly area, keeping blood sugar levels in control and increasing satiety, thus reducing overall calorie intake. Truly a superstar food, isn’t it?