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December 14, 2015

Losing Stomach Fat by Eating the Right Foods

Filed under: Diets, Weight Loss — Tags: — admin @ 12:50 am

Believe it or not, there are certain foods that burn belly fat. Some foods that reduce stomach fat are high in monounsaturated fatty acids others are high in calcium.

Many of us know the frustration of dieting and exercising to lose weight, reaching our goal weight, and still having a fat stomach. It seems that belly fat is the last fat to leave our body and the first to come back if we gain pounds after our diet is over. So what can we do about it?

Prevention Magazine belly fat diet suggests you can lose up to 15 pounds the first month with a significant part of it from the stomach. The key to the diet is to eat foods containing monounsaturated fatty acids with every meal. They are called MUFA’s. The diet is divided into four meals a day, each with 400 calories. The MUFA’s to be included with each meal (only one per meal) are nuts, olive oil, avocado, olives, and chocolate.

All of these foods that burn belly fat are extremely good for you and are easy to incorporate into meals. You can’t go over board with them though. They suggest, for instance, 10 olives as a portion or just a few nuts sprinkled into your yogurt or cereal. The chocolate needs to be the semi-sweet kind that is at least 70% cocoa. This is not your regular Hershey’s bar.

In addition to the reduced calorie intake and the MUFA’s, the diet includes drinking 8 cups of water a day. It’s not just any water, it should be sassy water. Here is the recipe for it:

Sassy Water

•2 litres of water

•1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

•1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced

•1 medium lemon, thinly sliced

•12 small spearmint leaves

Combine these ingredients in a large pitcher and let flavours blend overnight. Drink the entire pitcher by the end of each day. Please note that an American cucumber is about half the size of an English cucumber.

Lots of people have reported great success with this diet. I think it is important to understand that Prevention states you can lose up to 15 pounds a month. A larger person is more likely to experience this than a short, small-boned person.

How to Lose Stomach Fat in One Weekend

Some dietitians claim you can lose an inch off your waist in one weekend. This crash diet requires eating 105 grams of protein a day divided between meals. The thinking behind this is that it takes much more of your body’s energy to burn protein than it takes to burn carbohydrates. The plan also calls for 1200 mg of calcium per day and drinking lots of water.

The theories behind this diet seem sound. It does take more energy to digest or metabolize meat than it does a slice of bread. Calcium has been shown in recent studies to target belly fat. Drinking lots of water does wash the ketones left by fat burning from the body and this decreases bloating. The question you may ask about this crash diet is, does the stomach stay smaller after the weekend is over?

Reduce Stomach Fat With Calcium

Several studies have shown that foods containing calcium are foods that burn belly fat. The fat on the stomach is metabolically different than fat on other parts of the body. Calcium speeds the loss of this fat. These studies have shown that while calcium supplements work well to reduce stomach fat, dairy foods such as yogurt, milk, and cheese work even better.

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