While exercise is of key importance in any fat-burning diet plan, it is possible to flatten your tummy and slenderize your thighs with certain food choices. The following ten foods have been found to assist in lasting weight loss.
- Oatmeal – Indulging in a nice, warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning may help stave off the temptation to run to the vending machine for sugary snacks mid-morning. Because oatmeal remains in your stomach for longer than, for example, a pastry, it keeps you feeling full until you’re able to take a more responsible snack or lunch break. Steer clear of any sweetened or cream varieties, as the sugar in them is packed with calories. Instead, add raisins, berries or zero calorie sweetener.
- Low-fat Frozen Yogurt – Low-fat frozen yogurt contains an unsaturated fat called conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA. CLA assists in the burning of fat throughout the body, but is particularly effective at shedding inches around the waist. Choose a tasty low-fat frozen yogurt treat after dinner instead of ice cream and enjoy some coffee on the side. It also helps flatten your belly and tastes great with vanilla or mint flavored yogurt.
- Puffed Wheat Cereal with Flax Seed, Berries and Cherries – The belly fat that hides your abdominal muscles is effectively diminished when your diet includes resistant starches, omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidants found in cherries, berries and other dark fruits and vegetables.