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Get rid of belly fat with these shockingly simple diet changes

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Belly fat can be one of the most stubborn areas to fight. Even skinny people can have an annoying spare tire around their midsection that seems impossible to eliminate. However, researchers have found several ways to help you get rid of belly fat without hurting your health. These tips are easy to implement and will not require a drastic change to your lifestyle.


Eat oatmeal for breakfast

If your typical breakfast consists of a cup of coffee or a bagel, it is time to change. Oatmeal is easy to find in any grocery store and can help you fight belly fat. It is important to avoid purchasing the varieties with added sugar because it will defeat your purpose. However, natural oatmeal has fiber that will keep you full, and it also helps control blood sugar spikes.

Researchers have found that eating whole grains such as natural oatmeal can help reduce belly fat. The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that whole grains can lower the amount of visceral adipose tissue in adults. On the other hand, eating refined grains such as bagels made from white flour can have the opposite impact and increase the fat in your body. Your breakfast habits are easy to change, and you can add fresh fruit or nuts to make your oatmeal more appealing every morning.

Start every meal with vegetables

The order of the food you eat at each meal matters and can hurt or help your belly fat battle. Rush University Medical Center shares that you want to start your meals with vegetables to help you feel full faster. Instead of taking bites of bread or other items on your plate, you should begin the meal by eating all the vegetables. They have fiber and other nutrients that will fill you up and prevent you from overeating.

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Add more avocados to your diet

You do not have to eat guacamole every day, but you do want to add more avocados to your diet. They have monounsaturated fats that are beneficial for heart health, and they can help you get rid of belly fat. Avocados have fiber, protein and unsaturated fats that can help stop your body from storing extra fat in your stomach area.

Guacamole is not the only way to serve and eat avocados. You can add them to salads, make protein shakes, use them for baking or stack them inside sandwiches. You can also use avocados to make dips and spreads that are easy to integrate into your meals throughout the day. For example, you can spread a mashed avocado with spices and herbs on toast or crackers.

Add chili peppers to your cooking

Chili peppers can do more than spice up a bland meal and leave your taste buds screaming. A study from the University of California Los Angeles found that chili peppers can help you burn calories and may be an essential part of losing belly fat. Researchers noticed that the capsaicin found in these peppers was able to speed up calorie burning in the body. Chili peppers can boost the metabolism while making your meals more appealing and fun to eat. You can add them to soups, chilis, salads and other dishes.

These simple changes to your diet can help you eliminate belly fat over time. They are healthy additions that can be found in any grocery store and added to your meals throughout the week. You may also notice your digestive health improve while you lose weight. Belly fat can be stubborn, but you can challenge it and win.

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Love this. Need to get healthier!
Great tips. I love to use avocado as a sandwich spread. Heart healthy fat and delicious goodness really kick the sandwich up a notch.
This is me. It's especially hard since I had a C-section. Interestingly, I love spicy food, and do eat quite a lot of it, so I need to do some research to see if it is the type of chilli peppers that makes the difference. I love avocado, but it is seasonal where I am. I must confess to be bad about how often I have oatmeal for breakfast, and I rarely start off with veggies. I need to make some changes. Thank you for this.
This described the newest unwelcome (visual) change w my body; spare tire, extra tissue under skin around my middle in general! As Ive aged 50+, I know my metabolism has slowed. ALOT !! Have you any suggestions directly related to that issue? SUGAR Monster is worse @menopause than PMS!! I am less active due to injury and multiple INFLAMARORY Conditions. Re: that foods f inflamation (blueberries) one must infest quite ALOT daily to effect any REAL CHANGE! Yes? Well I will try to incorporate suggestions here; but on a very low fixed (SSI) income, Ive had to cut out FRESH produce again n again as I don't eat it quickly enough and forced to throw it out...!! SNAP (food stamps) allow $3.00 per DAY per person.... I guess every little bit helps!!
I love the veggie advice. I understand the importance of a balanced meal, but I never thought about the order of eating.
Informative.. losing the fat is all about what you put in your mouth. I have recently learned this well .. thank you for the info!
I ate avocados and lost 5 Lbs in 10 days
This is really useful information. I am not a great fan of spicy but feel I can add chilli peppers to some of my cooking. I love avocados so that's a great addition to the diet!! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the journey!