The Best Foods On Your Journey To Flat Abs!
I’ve said this many times before girls, but unfortunately you will not achieve flat abs simply doing crunches alone. Just like you can’t choose where you gain fat, you also can’t choose where you lose fat, so it’s important to include exercises that help target your whole body.
The other single most important thing when wanting to tone your stomach is your diet.Jump to:
- Best foods for a flat stomach
- Dark leafy greens
- Greek yoghurt
- Green tea
What you eat has a massive affect on your abs and how they look. These ten foods are the perfect flat ab snacks because they help to get rid of bloating with their fibre content and protein to help keep your metabolism regular.
Best foods for a flat stomach
Here are some of the best foods on your journey to a flat stomach.
Apples are a great source of fibre and also help to keep you feeling full. Replace snacking on chips and crackers with one apple.
2. Dark Leafy Greens
Dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale and broccoli are a some of the healthiest foods you can eat. They contain fibre which will help to keep you full and regular, and are full of nutrients. Add your greens to salads, stir frys, sandwiches and smoothies.
3. Greek Yoghurt
Greek yogurt is a great source of probiotics, which help to keep the good bacteria in your tummy happy. This will also help to banish the bacteria that promote bloating. Make sure to buy the variety that still has ‘live cultures’ to reap all the benefits.
Almonds are high in monounsaturated fat, as well as fibre, protein and magnesium which can help to stabilise your body’s blood sugar levels. They are the perfect snack, helping to keep you full and blood sugar spikes at bay.
Grapefruit is packed with Vitamin C and it may work to lower cholesterol. Snacking on grapefruit can help you to feel fuller and satisfied for longer, due to it’s acidity which may slow down your digestion when eating it.
Quinoa is a great little grain that can help combat belly fat. Anytime you choose whole grains over white, processed flours you are helping to keep your belly flatter. Quinoa is an amazing source of fibre and protein, which helps to keep you full and can be eaten in so many different ways!
I love quinoa in salads and alongside lean meats.
Fatty fish such as salmon are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for your health. Salmon may promote fat burning by helping to boost your metabolism. Try grilling it to add to salads!
Berries are full of fibre and antioxidants which are optimal for keeping your abs flat. Add a handful to your diet daily as a healthy snack.
9. Green Tea
Green Tea is full of powerful antioxidants which can help to boost your metabolism. It is the perfect fat burning drink!
Legumes such as lentils and beans are high in protein, B Vitamins, iron, potassium and other minerals. They are an awesome source of fibre which helps to keep you feeling full for longer and helps to stabilise your blood sugar levels.
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