Top 10 Flat Belly Foods

 Flat Belly Diet Foods

by:
RAM GUPTA

  

Almost always, weight gain results from abnormal eating habits coupled with absence of a well planned exercise regime. There are certain foods, cooked or processed in certain ways that they help the body to accumulate those extra layers of fat all around your body and especially at places where you least expect or need,  like your belly. However there are a number of healthy foods which do just the opposite. When consumed in right proportions and at right time, they accelerate our metabolism and help our body to burn those extra calories helping you regain your lovely body back. Here we are not going to discuss about the workouts or exercises but only talk about these 10 wonder foods that should find their place in the diet plan of every one looking to get a sexy and curvy body.


Almonds


Among various types of nuts, almonds are known to have the lowest amount of energy and they are quite nourishing and filling due to their high fiber content. Almonds could be a very good and convenient snacking option. Natural almonds should be preferred over roasted or salted ones to ensure complete nutrition. Since they are filling, they also help overcome hunger pangs and overeating.


3 Apples


Yes, not just one or two, you must eat three apples a day. The reason is simple. Apples are rich in insoluble fiber and if you eat an apple before each meal, the fiber will make you feel full resulting in your eating less, yet not compromising on your nutrition. Remember that the success mantra for weight loss is to eat a calorie deficient diet which will make your body to draw of the calories stored in those fatty layers on the body, ultimately burning them and giving you a flat, curvy belly.


Berries


Blueberries are generally considered to be a fat burning furnace, but other berries are not far behind. Berries are known for their low calorie content which makes them a favorite for curve watchers – a cup of strawberries contain as low as 52 calories while a cup of blueberries releases just 85 calories. Berries are also a warehouse of important vitamins like A, C, E, K, B6 and B12. However the best part about berries is that they are full of fiber, this makes you feel full and you tend to eat less. The best berries for getting a flat stomach are generally blue or red in color, acquired by the chemical anthocyanins, like the blue berry, strawberry, cherry and even red grapes.


So at the end of the day the simple formula to get a flat stomach or belly is to include berries and especially blue and red berries in your diet….so simple!


Cauliflower


If Cauliflower lacks in anything that is the starch and that is exactly what you want to avoid from your diet to get those perfect curves. So why wait,  here is nature’s gift to you, go ahead and include cauliflower in your diet plan, any amount you want. And guess what, cauliflower is a perfect ingredient for that crunchy salad. And here is more, Cauliflower is a perfect source of calcium, vitamins and minerals like phosphorus and vitamin K. Did you know that cauliflower releases only about 25 calories per serving of an ounce? Its low calorie value, practically zero fat content and high source of minerals and vitamins make it an excellent ingredient for a flat belly diet. Give cauliflower the place it deserves in your diet.


Flax Seeds or Linseed


Linseeds or Flax seeds are full of fiber and monounsaturated fats. This makes them an excellent source of diet food. Monounsaturated fats are well known to reduce those extra layers of fat on your body, in addition to lowering your cholesterol level. Being high in their fiber content, they help aid your digestion and eliminate constipation. The best way to include them in your diet is by mixing a spoon of freshly ground linseeds to your salads or cereals. Try adding them to your smoothie and see the effect on your belly.


Lentils


Lentils and beans are low in their fat content but rich in fiber, proteins and vitamins. They even contain good amount of minerals like the magnesium. These properties make lentils a very good food for a flat stomach diet plan. One can eat lentils in a number of ways, cooked in thick gravy, soaked and steam cooked or simply sprouted and mixed with your crunchy greens. One even get roasted and salted lentils as a crunchy savory. Furthermore, lentils could be taken as a full meal or as an accompaniment with a main course. At the end of the day they give you all the positive nutrition without adding fat to your body.


Salads


Fresh green salads have a tremendous nutritional value. Rich in fiber, they contain practically zero calories and almost no fat. Further, salads are a warehouse of proteins, vitamins and minerals. One of the best aspects of salads is that they could be eaten practically any time and in any form. Say, one could have them as a snack, as an appetizer or even as a side dish to the main course. Generally the greens in a salad consists of lettuce, spinach, cabbage, mint, coriander and mustard leaves, many salads get supplemented with slices of cucumber, tomatoes, boiled turnips, carrots and various sprouts. If you love salads, make sure to use a low fat dressing for seasoning.


Soups


The food experts consider soups as appetite builders. That is why soups are generally served before the meal. However if you were to take a vegetable broth with additional water content, it will not only fill you before the meal but also provide the body with much needed fiber that the vegetables are known to contain. A diluted soup with cabbage, spinach, cauliflower and carrots would be an excellent flat tummy diet food. There is much more to soups, forget about taking soup at lunch or dinner, how about a soup as a snack, it is simply perfect.

 

Water and Green Tea


Although water is not a food item, I am including it here as it is an integral part of our food plan. Did you know that drinking 8 to 10 glasses per day helps you get that flat tummy that you always wanted? Research establishes this as a proven scientific fact. Water, they say flushes toxins out of the system, it reduces or regulates fluid retention in the body that gives you that ugly bulge on the tummy and it improves your digestive system. The end result is that you get a flat tummy.


Water could be taken in any form except the carbonated ones, as that gives you a bloated feeling. Those who do not like water so much could settle for green tea which seems to have amazing effect on your fat burning mechanism. The compound catechins in green tea are known to improve calorie burning. This compound also helps the body to release the fat from their cells and improves liver functions resulting in faster fat burning. In fact catechins compound could be called as fuel for burning our body fat especially, the stomach fat. Experts recommend consumption of around five to six cups of green tea daily for best and quick results.


Yogurt


Did you know the diet secret of those curvy French ladies; yes you guessed it right – yogurt. Yogurt has been an integral part of health diet for Indians and French since a long time. Yogurt is rich in its calcium, carbs and proteins. Hence a perfect balanced meal. One should be cautious though in reading the label before picking up yogurt as some are loaded with added sugar and fat.


French women take at least one or two yogurts a day. Generally one takes yogurt at breakfast to balance the calorie intake. Indians take yogurt in a number of ways and the most popular form is glass butter milk at breakfast and after lunch. It keeps the stomach full and body hydrated. Low in calories and high in nutrition makes it a perfect diet for weight watchers.


Yogurt is one food that could be termed as a complete nourishing meal for fat burning and giving you that sexy belly.


These were our top 10 weight loss foods, selected from a large number of equally nutritious and efficient foods. We are sure that once you include them in your diet and see their impact on your body, you are simply going to fall in love with these top ten foods.

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