Anyone who’s done their homework on weight loss knows that spot reduction is a myth. Targeting fat loss from a specific part of the body isn’t possible, technically speaking. But for those looking to get a flatter stomach, there are definitely some things you can do to aid in the process. Excess abdominal fat is often caused by higher levels of the insulin hormone.
From the nutritional aspect, foods that promote satiety can help a lot. Fibre (for around 30 mintues) protein and fat (for upto 4-5 hours) are the main nutrients that keep one fuller for long. Also, many contain the added benefits of fat-burning enzymes or metabolism boosters. Let’s a take a look at the optimal snacks/toppings to add into your diet!
Eggs are a rich source of both proteins and fats, plus they’re low in insulin inducing carbs. The meal makes it number one because of how convenient, easily available and versatile they are. The healthiest way to incorporate some is the old-fashioned boiled way!
I believe no list would ever be complete without this wonderful creation. Although you won’t be getting a lot of protein content, the amount of fibres and healthy fats are unbeatable. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, the good type.
#3. Chia Seeds
The popular seed isn’t known as a ‘superfood’ for no good reason. Chia seeds are one of the few foods to contain the whole combination of fat, proteins fibres and carbohydrates. So, don’t hesitate to add a couple to your pre-workout meal.
Similar to avocados, these are enriched with a ton of natural fats. Olives aren’t enough to make a complete lunch, but they’re great when served with things like salads.
In their pure form, not sweetened or roasted, nuts are one of the healthiest options out there. And while cashews might be a bit high on carbs, they’ve equally good in fats and proteins. A handful of any type of nut does the job.
#6. Coconut Cream/Butter
Vegan people, check this out! Coconut creams act as the perfect plant-based alternative to yoghurt. Up your intake of essential fats and vitamins with this delicious delight.
Many fruits do wonders for overall health, but grapefruits are especially suited for belly fat. Despite being low in calories, they’re jam-packed with nutrients. The fruit contains antioxidants and prevents insulin resistance.
Another fitness friendly fruit to try! Cherries provide much more deeper advantages than any regular food. They are one of the only natural food sources of melatonin, promoting better sleep quality. If that wasn’t enough, they boost exercise recovery and are anti-inflammatory.
I hope you enjoyed these foods as much as I do! I would love it if you could let me know your thoughts down below.