Whether you are a man or woman, nobody likes that belly fat. Most of us try several different things such as joining a gym, indulging in a fitness program, going to yoga classes, and a lot more. Despite doing all of that, we couldn’t find a solution to reduce the belly fat.
Well, exercises and workout programs can help you stay fit and active but if you are not eating the right food, there’s no way you can have control over your belly fat. Many of us, who are not satisfied with our body type, are often the most vulnerable towards various dupe fitness or weight loss programs available online.
We simply register ourselves in the program or buy the magic product and hope to get rid of the belly fat overnight. Well, that’s not how it works. There’s no need to join any online weight loss program or consume any magic pill to reduce weight or the belly fat.
You just need to focus on your diet and schedule a simple workout regime in your daily routine.
Best Foods That Help Reduce Belly Fat
Food is an extremely important component of our lives. The first thing that people do for weight loss is cutting down on food. Well, cutting down on food really helps but there’s a way to do it. You need a set of basic nutrients every day to stay healthy and cutting down on food just like that actually eliminates the intake of those essential nutrients.
Instead, you should cut down the portions and make sure that you are getting all the necessary carbs, proteins, minerals, vitamins, healthy fats, and fiber every single day.
Here are some of the quality foods that you must include in your diet to help you reduce the belly fat:
Almonds and Nuts
Almonds and nuts are rich in fats but they are healthy fats that your body needs. Eating a handful of almonds or walnuts can keep you full and curb the hunger for a long time. Being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, consuming nuts and almonds don’t add up any calories. Instead, they help boost your metabolism and energy levels.
Beans and Legumes
Beans and legumes are a vegetarian’s delight and a great source of proteins. They help build muscles and regulate the digestion process in the body. These superfoods are also great fat burners and help in fighting obesity, high blood pressure, heart diseases, and colon cancer.
If you are a non-vegetarian, then you must regularly add fish in your diet every now and then. Fishes like salmon, mackerel, and tuna are a great source of proteins as well as contains omega-3 fatty acids as well as mono saturated fatty acids. These fatty acids help boost your metabolism and aids in burning the excess belly fat.
Eggs are a rich source of protein and contain low calories. They are also the most favoured diet for body builders and fitness enthusiasts because of its low-calorie content. Besides the healthy proteins, eggs are also rich in antioxidants and minerals. An amino acid called leucine that works as a catalyst in burning fats is also found in eggs. Consuming a single boiled egg every morning as breakfast can be a great solution to burn fats.
Oats is considered as one of the healthiest forms of breakfast. Thanks to the high insoluble fiber content and healthy carbohydrates, consuming oats also keep hunger at bay for a long time. However, you need to be careful while purchasing oats and always go for the flavourless one. Flavored oats contain added sugar and other chemicals.
Most of the time, we feel hungry just because of thirst. Our brain couldn’t process the hunger and prompts us to eat something instead of drinking water and add up to the unnecessary fat in the body. The best way to stop that is drinking lots of water. On an average, our body requires 6 to 8 glasses of water each day. Drinking water also helps control the hunger.
Low-fat dairy products
Consuming a lot of dairy products can also lead to extreme weight gain around the tummy area. However, you can’t simply eliminate dairy completely as they offer a wide range of different essential nutrients. The best solution is to choose low-fat dairy products. Such low-fat dairy will help your belly in control without compromising your health.
Unlike other cooking oils, olive oil helps lower cholesterol levels and boosts immunity. It’s also a great addition to the kitchen if you are trying to lose weight. Besides the healthy weight loss properties, olive oil also fights obesity, high blood pressure, heart diseases, and cancer.
Over to you!
Adding these superfoods in your diet is not enough to reduce the belly fat. You must also include regular exercises in your daily routine for these foods to work. There’s no need to join a gym or indulge in any high-end fitness program. Simply start jogging or walking few miles every day and indulge in some crunches at home to tighten your core and build your abs.
About Uttpal –
Uttpal is born and brought up in Mumbai, graduated from the Mumbai University and worked in the corporate world for about 20 years before quitting in 2012. Started Full time consultancy in Content management and Food. As a certified nutritionist, he has helped many stay fit and also work with corporates from time to time for their Food related content requirements. He runs a blog at http://fashionablefoodz.com which is well known by now. After doing voluntary social service for over 10 years, he decided to start an NGO and in April 2017, Being The Real Human came into existence – http://beingtherealhuman.com
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