There are certain healthy foods you can add to your diet that help fend off unhealthy cravings and decrease BELLY FAT.
Along with eating belly-busting foods, it also helps to step away from the salt shaker and get your stress levels under control, which can sabotage your efforts to eat healthy. High levels of sodium cause excess fluid retention, which is when your body holds on to too much liquid which can cause belly bloat. Even if you’re eating healthy, you may still be getting added salt from foods you may not be aware of.
So always CHECK LABELS for sodium content. Paying attention to stress is critical to overall health, including a flat belly. The more stress you have, the more cortisol you have raging through your system. Cortisol causes food cravings. Studies have shown that overweight people gain even more weight with more stress.
Add These Fat Burning Foods To Your Diet
Avocados: The fruit is rich in glutathione, a substance that helps block intestinal absorption of certain fats. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, which have been shown to reduce BELLY FAT, and fiber, leaving you feeling satiated. Just practice portion control and stick to ¼ avocado.
Nuts: These protein-packed morsels are rich in monounsaturated fats, which help reduce BELLY FAT, as well as Omega-3 fatty acids, which have also been shown to reduce fat. Try munching on a small handful of nuts daily instead of reaching for a bag of chips.
Green tea: GREEN TEA is rich in antioxidants called catechins, which may trigger WEIGHT LOSS by stimulating the body to burn calories and decrease body fat.
Yogurt: It’s a great snack option and a must for people trying to LOSE WEIGHT. Research has shown that people who consume plenty of low-fat dairy products are able to lose more weight than those who don’t.
Berries: All berries, including strawberries, blackberries and raspberries, are rich in vitamin C, which has been shown to help combat stress.
Water: Drinking eight glasses of water a day will PREVENT you from becoming dehydrated and help keep you from reaching for food you don’t actually need. People often think they’re hungry when they’re just dehydrated. Water can also help you fill up before a meal. A study confirmed that having two glasses of water before eating increases satiety and cuts the calories consumed.
Red chili peppers: These fire red peppers contain an antioxidant called capsaicin, which has been found by some studies to reduce hunger. To spice up your diet and LOSE WEIGHT, sprinkle in some cayenne pepper when cooking meals.
Salmon and sardines: These fatty fish are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids. Aside from being heart-healthy, fish will help BURN FAT. Studies have shown that eating salmon prevents weight gain.
Grapefruit: Besides being packed with vitamin C and fiber, this citrus fruit aids WEIGHT LOSS.
Celery and fennel: These tasty, crunchy vegetables act as diuretics, helping you TO LOSE excess water you’re retaining.
Sweet potatoes: They contain a special type of starch that resists digestive enzymes so they take a while to breakdown, delaying the onset of hunger pangs. The sweetness in sweet potatoes can also help calm a SUGAR CRAVING.