10 Easy Ways To Lose Your Gut For Summer!

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! 😊

Source: msn.com

SPICY PORK RAMEN ANYONE?!

(Picture above is of my homemade Spicy Pork Ramen Soup)

One of me and my husband’s favorite things to do is to eat! We love eating Asian cuisine! It is so colorful, filled with flavor, and most of it is very healthy. So I decided to make a Japanese Ramen Dish for dinner one night.
My husband found the recipe in a food magazine he was browsing while we were waiting in line at CVS. He said “Ooo Babes, take a picture of this recipe! We should try and make this at home!” It was a recipe of Spicy Pork Ramen Soup. He said that he wanted to make it. So we went to the store to gather all the ingredients. But a week went by and he still hadn’t made it. I was getting impatient and told him that I would make it. LOL!

The recipe required cooking seasoned pork and onions in a skillet and place to the side once cooked.

Then I had to add water, chicken stock, and soy sauce to the slow cooker for the base of the soup.

I twisted the recipe a bit so I added mushrooms, fresh ginger, and grated garlic to the slow cooker.

I combined the pork and onions with the ingredients that were already in the slow cooker. The food cooked on high for about 5 hours. When the timer was at about 2 hours left, I added baby bok choy. When it was about 15 minutes left I added 2 packs of ramen noodles(I left out the chicken seasoning that came with it).

Then it was all done. I added a boiled egg to my bowl and dressed my soup with some sesame seeds as well as cayenne pepper for an extra kick of heat! It was so yummy! My husband and I scarfed it down in like 2 seconds! Ha! I will definitely be making this soup again in the near future!

If you would like the full recipe from the magazine, just let me know!

Have you made ramen dish before? If so, feel free to share your recipe! I would love to try it out and maybe even blog about it!