Eating the whole foods can help you shed those pounds, but some pounds seem to be more stubborn than others are and like a bad relationship, stay glued to you no matter how hard you try to lose it. Exercise is a huge help. It helps burn off the calories, while also burning off the hormones of stress, like cortisol, which are linked to the accumulation of abdominal fat. Some foods actually help you shed those belly bulges. You can get rid of stomach fat with these healthy snacks, feel satisfied and lose extra pounds.
Include an avocado in your diet. It has healthy fat.
One of the biggest problems with belly fat isn’t how it looks, but how it affects your overall health. It’s called visceral fat and the toughest type to shed. There’s a strong link to heart disease and diabetes based on the amount of belly fat you have. While eating fat to get rid of fat may sound like a fallacy, it’s true. Avocados and nuts are a good source of healthy fat. One study showed that a diet that had plenty of monounsaturated fat, like avocado and avocado oil, actually prevented the distribution of fat around the waistline by regulating certain genes. Put some salt on it, make some guacamole or add a few shakes of hot sauce and eat it.
Grab a handful of nuts, seeds or spread some nut butter on a celery stick.
Yum, nuts and nut butter are among my favorite snacks. Just like avocados, nuts contain monounsaturated fats. They also are a good source of protein and help you feel fuller. While saturated fats turn on the genes that lead to storage of fat in the abdominal area, the mono and polyunsaturated fats turn them off. Get a start by grabbing a handful of Brazil nuts, walnuts, almonds or pistachios, rather than those crackers, can help you shave pounds, particularly around the waist. Nuts and seeds should be part of your diet. I have a thin client that eats all the time. Yeah, lots of people hate her. What she eats is important. She constantly has a bag of a mix of raw nuts, raisins and cranberries with her. I see her eat, A LOT!, but never gain a pound.
Grab a cup of yogurt with live bacteria.
If you can find yogurt made from the milk of a grass fed cow, all the better, but not necessary if you want to shed belly fat. Just make sure the bacteria is active and that there are no additional sweeteners added in the form of flavoring. Just like nuts, yogurt has protein that can help you shave off pounds around your mid-section. If you really need to have more flavor than plain yogurt provides, throw in a handful of fresh blueberries or strawberries for help shedding belly fat, flavor and added nutrition.
- Eat a hard boiled egg as a snack. They’re really good and one of my favorites for snacking. Eggs contain quality protein and are easy to transport when hard-boiled.
- Grab a bottle of water instead of a bottle of pop or even a fruit drink. Water helps you stay hydrated, but it also helps you avoid sugary drinks, especially low calorie ones, that have been proven to add fat around the middle.
- Don’t forget to exercise. Exercise helps burn calories, while also burning hormones that create abdominal fat. It often works to reduce your cravings for food and sugary products.
- Slice up mushrooms and serve them with a yogurt dip. Just a few herbs and spices added to yogurt or cottage cheese can create a great fat burning dip for the mushrooms.