By now, we should all know that the fastest means to a flat stomach is a gym membership and due diligence. Sometimes we have time for it, but sometimes, the most workout we get is our weekly trip to the supermarket so it’s best to just know what to put in your cart.
People on a diet love their lean chicken breasts, but chicken thighs may be a better option for its higher Monounsaturated fat (MUFA) content. MUFAs are the good kind of fat that you need in your body. Chicken thighs are also tastier, which would make you feel more satiated than when consuming a blander protein.
Adding salmon to your diet can help boost weight and fat loss due to its omega-3 fatty acid content. While it’s not exactly the magical answer to losing gut, it’s still a choice protein loaded with minerals.
Almonds, walnuts, and macadamia nuts are also rich in MUFAs which also help boost your metabolism, so you will lose weight just as you lose the belly bulge. Foods rich in MUFAs will make you feel fuller quicker, which means you eat less.
You can go the trendy route and still reap some actual benefits! Quinoa is a hit among diabetics for its low-glycemic index. It’s usually the substitute for rice, which is a known cause of Pinoy belly fat!
The humble banana is actually a versatile fruit that ticks many boxes when it comes to “what to eat” for any given diet. Bananas have prebiotic fibers that improve the digestive process, making sure that nothing that shouldn’t be there stays in your gut for too long.
If you’re looking to splurge a little, a rich, dark chocolate should make for a good treat. Real dark chocolate is rich in - you guessed it - MUFA and the usual suspects of essential minerals. Look for at least 70% cacao: bitter but better!
The only thing better than an ab crunch is a crunch you can munch on. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower are high in various vitamins, magnesium, and more importantly, fiber. Toss broccoli or cauliflower in the oven with some oil, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese shavings for a crunchy treat.
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