I’ve been working on making better snack choices so I made a mini fruit bowl of strawberries and kiwi! So delicious and nutritious!
1. Stock Up On Cinnamon
Researchers found that the spice’s main compound, cinnamaldehyde, improves thermogenesis and can help fight fat. Sprinkling a bit of cinnamon on your oatmeal is a good way to help lose your gut!
2. No More Added Sugars
A study in the British Medical Journal found that increased sugar intake showed a response of an increase in body weight and reducing sugar resulted in lower weight. So try to stay away from added sugars and sweets!
3. Open-Faced Sandwiches
Instead of giving up sandwiches or burgers because of the bread, just toss the top slice! This will help cut about 100 calories from your meal!
4. Drink Lots Of Green Tea
Several studies suggested that the flavonoids and caffeine in green tea can help increase your metabolism, increase fat oxidation, and even improve insulin activity. Drinking about 2.5 cups per day can help you lose that belly fat!
5. Use Smaller Plates!
Using smaller plates can help you cut back on the amount of food that you serve yourself. Another helpful tip is to use red plates which can help you eat less based on a study published in the journal Appetite.
6. Fill Half Your Plate With Veggies
By eating your veggies before anything else, this will help take the edge of your hunger, eat less overall calories, and still have you feeling full and satisfied!
7. Eat Wild Salmon!
Wild caught salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats that can help you lose your gut! For added weight loss benefits, add cayenne and garlic to your salmon for an added boost to your metabolism.
8. Slice Up Some Kiwi
Kiwi contains prebiotic fiber, which preps the gut for healthy digestion. This results in more bowel movements and helps to get rid of your stubborn gut!
9. Drink Water Before Meals
Drinking two glasses before you sit down to eat can help you feel full. This helps you cut back on the amount of calories you’ll consume!
10. Make It Spicy!
Capsaicin is a compound that is found in spicy peppers like chilis, jalapeños, and cayenne, has been shown to boost your metabolism and help you drop unwanted weight. Swap ketchup for sriracha, add jalapeños to your stews, marinate meat with chili paste, add hot sauce instead of salt and pepper. Just experiment with the spiciness!
Give these tips a try! You don’t even have to lift a dumbbell or run on the treadmill to lose your gut!
All you have to do is adjust your eating habits a bit and you’ll be on your way to a nice flat tummy to show off this summer! It’s all up to you and how bad you want it! Good luck! 😊
1. GREEK YOGURT
Greek yogurt is made by straining whey and other liquid from the curds. This produces a creamier yogurt that is more concentrated in protein, which keeps you feeling full throughout the morning!
Certain types of Greek yogurt are good sources of probiotics, like Bifidobacterium, which help your gut stay healthy.
-Choose a plain yogurt and add some fruit for sweetness and flavor!
Oats contain beta-gluten, a type of fiber that’s been shown to help lower cholesterol when eaten regularly! Oats are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium!
Steel cut oats contain more fiber than rolled or instant oats, but any type of oatmeal is a healthy choice.
-Avoid the flavored oatmeals which have a lot of sugar and instead add milk with a little honey/cinammon and top it off with fruits and nuts!
Grapefruit has fat burning properties and it benefits one’s blood sugar and insulin levels which may help you slim down faster.
It is also hydrating, filling, and packed with immunity-boosting antioxidants.
-For a well rounded breakfast, pair it with protein like yogurt.
While bananas still have a little touch of green, this is one of the best sources of resistant starch, which is a healthy carbohydrate that keeps you fuller longer.
Bananas contain a good dose of potassium which helps lower blood pressure naturally.
-Slice it up and add to a bowl of oatmeal with cinammon. Another option is to put some slices on toast with nut butter and chia seeds! Banana Nut Butter Chia Seed Toast Recipe
5. ALMOND BUTTER
Looking for alternate source of protein if you don’t eat dairy or eggs? Almond Butter is a great choice of protein because it’s filled with monounsaturated fats (one of the good fats).
-Spread some on a slice of whole grain bread or eat in combination with a banana or an apple.
6. ASSORTED FRUITS
Blueberries, fresh or frozen are filled with antioxidants! Studies suggest that eating blueberries regularly can help improve everything from memory and motor skills to blood pressure and metabolism.
-Add blueberries to oatmeal for a delicious breakfast.
-Add strawberries to oatmeal or to plain Greek yogurt
Kiwi has about 65 milligrams of vitamin C per serving which is almost as much as an Orange! It’s rich in potassium and contains fiber which makes it a good aid for digestion.
-Eat kiwi by themselves or add them to a fruit salad or a smoothie!
Here are a few bitter-sweet, colorful fruits!
My favorites are grapes, oranges, and strawberries! Yum!
Which of these are your bitter sweet favorite fruits to eat?!
Daily Prompt – Bitter