Fitness Tips : 13 Food To A Flat Tummy

1:55 PM Posted by Lilian

Are you sick of your bloated tummy? Do you want to flattened it out? How serious are you? Are you ready to give up on junks foods, your burger, carbonated drinks, sweet drinks?

The fastest way to a flat tummy is…changing up what you eat! That’s right ~ doesn’t matter HOW awesome your exercise program is. If you continue to fill your body with junky, processed, empty calorie and high sugar foods you will not achieve flat tummy results.

So to help get you started and on your way to REAL flat tummy results, i have here a list of foods that will help you boost your metabolism, beat the bloat and burn the belly fat! Combine your nutrition efforts with an effective resistance training plan and you will see and feel results in as little as 2-4 days!

Rolled Oats
They fill you up with fat fighting fiber to not only keep you satisfied and give you the energy to start your day but this flat tummy food also helps to stabilize your blood sugar levels - which keeps your body off the fat storage roller coaster and helps to fight cravings!

Apples
Apples are so easy to grab and go, we always have them on hand, they are high in water content and fiber, plus research has shown the pectin in apples aids in your fat loss efforts for it causes the stomach to empty more slowly and you feel satisfied longer.

Blueberries
Not only super high in antioxidants to keep you youthful, healthy and energetic, they are also a sweet source of fiber and they contain tannins, which act as astringents in the digestive system to reduce inflammation - promoting a healthier digestive tract.

Almonds
“Portable protein” - the perfect emergency snack or pair it up with a fruit or veggie. High in metabolism-boosting Protein and Healthy Fats. Watch your portions though - measure out 1/4 cup servings and stick in a snack size baggie.

Eggs
Yes, they ARE good for you. They are considered the gold standard of protein quality because of their superior amino acid content, providing your body with the building blocks for lean muscle - the heart and soul of your metabolism - they keep you satisfied and energized. Plus they are affordable and super easy to make - it takes less than 3 minutes to prepare an egg.

Spinach
This super veggie goes with everything. At only 5 calories per cup how could it not?! Use in omelets, wraps, salads, side dishes…the list goes on. Great source of beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium, folate and magnesium to keep your body healthy and your metabolism humming!

Bell Peppers
Peppers have lots of vitamin C and vitamin A, and the capsaicin has a positive effect on your metabolism. Plus the dark yellow and red bell peppers are high in beta carotene. I love to throw red bell peppers on a skewer and grill - makes a nice topping for your protein and an excellent left over salad topper!

Yogurt
A great source of protein and the live cultures help boost immunity and aid in digestion. NOTE: Avoid choosing brands that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup and artificial sweeteners. Read the ingredients!!! (ex - yoplait - not so good).

Grilled Chicken
The simplest, most versatile lean protein you can use to create satisfying, energizing meals and snacks.

Grilled chicken recipe - marinate tenderloins in lime juice, chili powder and fresh chopped cilantro for a couple hours. Bake or grill for tasty and delicious meal and snack chicken strips!

Frozen Wild Salmon Filets
Another simple and delicious protein source! You can buy frozen to last longer and for easy prep. Loaded with omega-3′ - essential fatty acids that promote fat loss by helping to regulate insulin and even decrease insulin resistance. They improve blood sugar control, which helps reduce food cravings and overeating. Plus omega-3s help your body to burn off calories before they get stored as fat.

Grapefruits
These super fruits are loaded with potassium, vitamin C and beta carotene, pectin from the membranes has soluble fiber plus the high water content helps you feel satisfied. The added zing from this tart fruit lends to a refreshed and energized feeling during your meal as well.

Salsa
Yes, tomatoes have wonderful health benefits, but in salsa form they also work well to add low cal, energizing flavor to your meals. Choose a spicy variety and get the added metabolism-boosting kick from Capsaicin — the chemical in peppers that gives them their bite.

Green Tea
Just the right Kick!
It has a lower level of caffeine (to help me get off the energy roller coaster) and loaded with EGCG. (studies show this ingredient causes your brain and nervous system to run more quickly — helping you burn more calories.) Plus: It enhances your mood as well. Be sure to brew your own for these benefits are NOT found in store bought green teas.

Try this…just replace 1 food a day and see what a difference it makes to how you feel and how your belly looks! Want to see and feel FAST results in 2-4 days? Then make an effort to incorporate all 13 foods as often as you can during the week.

BONUS Beat the Bloat Tips:

Slow It Down

We are BUSY and tend to eat WAY too fast - this only causes us to swallow too much air. Take your time, chew your food, enjoy your food and allow your body to digest your food. Food that is well chewed, with your mouth closed, is more easily digested and more easily utilized and passed through your body.

Avoid the Carbonated Drinks
Bubbles = Bloat

Drink More Water
Yes - many flat tummy foods are high in fiber - however this fiber can act like cement in your belly if you are not drinking enough water to help FLUSH it OUT! Make an effort to drink

Feeling a Bit Bloated?
Get Relief - sip on some peppermint tea!
Peppermint relieves bloating by relaxing your digestive muscles - plus peppermint is refreshing, fights bad breath and satisfies a sweet tooth!

To your Flat Tummy Success!

1 comments:

  1. footiam said...

    Good advice here but the flesh is weak!

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