Obviously, you want to keep your calories in a healthy range and avoid meals that are high in saturated fat. But research has also shown that eating more of certain foods can help you burn excess visceral fat and pave the way to a smaller middle. So we have compiled a list of 10 things to add to your diet to helo you fight fat.
An egg's not only a nutritional powerhouse; it's also loaded with protein that satisfies. The amino acids in egg whites help build lean muscle that may in turn help rev metabolism. Low fat cheese will curb calorie creep. You can also always add a little cheese for flavor.
Peanut butter has satisfying healthy fats. You have to watch the portion though, but just a little spread of peanut butter can be sufficient snack.
Citrus is so fresh and tangy that you may come to prefer it to fatty butter and dressings that mask foods' natural flavors.
Just one more reason to indulge: nosh on dark chocolate and you'll eat less at your next meal, according to research. Why? Compounds in chocolate slow down digestion and make you feel full longer.
Go for fresh goat cheese or feta for a dose of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)—it helps you feel full and burn more fat.
Carrots are a classic diet food because they're low in calories (52 per 1 cup chopped) and a good source of fiber. They're the ideal snack if you like to nibble.
Medium sweet potato has about 115 calories and won't raise your blood sugar as much as eating a white potato will. You can try slicing and baking with a brush of olive oil for low-cal fries.
An orange is one of the most satisfying grabs from the fruit bowl—thanks to all that fiber, and fiber fights fat.
It has been discovered that people who drink one and a half cups of green tea enriched with a total of 609 milligrams of catechins (a group of antioxidants that have been shown to help burn fat cells) every day for 12 weeks lost almost 16 times as much visceral fat as those who consumed green tea without the added antioxidants.
Three cups of plain, air-popped popcorn may seem like a whole lot, but the calorie content is low. All that air adds volume without adding fat or sugar. It's visually satisfying, plus it takes time to eat.