Getting the perfect flat stomach is not just about going to the gym and exercising, but also about eating. The foods recommended for weight loss are often bland and uninteresting for the palate. And after a few days, you end up resuming your usual meals, which certainly affects your aspirations on the flat stomach.
The bright side Make a list of 12 combos of meals and tasty, healthy foods at a time. With moderation and regular exercise, these meals will ease and speed up the path to the stomach of your dreams.
Eggs with beans for a healthy breakfast
Having a healthy breakfast is the key to losing weight, so eating bread or margarine on toast is definitely not the way to go. To start the day, eat eggs with beans and pepper. Eggs add protein to the diet and prevent you from getting hungry during the day, while beans and pepper add essential fiber. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that people who ate eggs at breakfast ate less the rest of the day.
Green leaf salad with avocado for a high calcium meal
Leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, Swiss chard and green cabbage are low in calories and nutrient-rich. In addition, being rich in calcium, they promote the burning of fat compared to their storage. But eating only greens can leave you wanting more. To compensate for this desire, add avocados to your green salad. Not only do they taste good together, but the good fats found in avocados also fight hunger.
Chickpea vegetable soup for lunch or dinner
Research has shown that adding broth-based vegetable soup at lunch or dinner reduces caloric intake by about 20%. This is due to the fact that the liquid in the soup fills the stomach and prevents the consumption of high calorie foods. Adding chickpeas with, provides the necessary amount of protein and fiber.
Clam chowder, especially New England clam clam, can cause you to go over your daily caloric intake and gain weight with 1 cup of New England ready-to-eat clam soup containing more than 200 calories. calories.
Grilled cauliflower with olive oil for a delicious low calorie meal
Cauliflower is an elixir of weight loss. Containing only 25 calories per 100 grams and having a low glycemic index (GI), a measure of the amount of food increasing your blood sugar, this vegetable should be part of everyone's meal. Use a drizzle of olive oil to roast it and savor this delight without worrying about getting fat.
Apples and pistachios for a snack rich in fiber
We often store unhealthy chips in our drawers to nibble when we are hungry in the middle of the day. These chips are the worst thing you can eat if you plan to lose weight. Instead, for your lunch craving, try eating pistachios and apples. While apples provide the fiber needed, pistachios are one of the least caloric nuts, and the hard shell of pistachios ensures you will not continue to nibble without thinking.
Baked sweet potatoes and salmon for your dosage of omega-3
Salmon is the perfect combination of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Although omega-3 fatty acids help you lose body fat, proteins prevent you from being hungry. However, if a portion of salmon is not enough, try combining it with sweet potatoes baked. They will not only make a hearty meal, but will also provide you with some fiber.
Chicken with cayenne pepper sauce for when you want something a little more spicy
Sausages are processed meats that are full of salt and saturated fats, which is detrimental to your weight loss goal. Eating chicken breasts is a healthier option. One serving of breast contains less than 150 calories and a good amount of protein to make you feel full for a long time. Spice it up with cayenne pepper sauce will add a spicy touch to the sauce, but will also boost your caloric expenditure.
Oatmeal: the easiest meal to prepare
We all know that adding fiber to the diet can cause weight loss and that with about 4 grams of fiber per cup, oatmeal is an excellent choice for a meal. If eating only oatmeal seems too bland, try adding blueberries or nuts.
Greek yogurt to keep your thyroid happy
When weight loss is your goal, this creamy treat can help you. For maximum benefits, use nonfat Greek yogurt. Research has shown that people who consume more vitamin D and calcium lose more fat than those who do not consume it.
In addition, Greek yogurt is an excellent source of iodine. The body needs iodine for proper thyroid function, and the thyroid gland is essential for a healthy metabolism. The addition of iodine to your diet increases the activity of the thyroid and, therefore, increases the metabolism, which promotes weight loss.
Oolong tea for when you're thirsty
Thirsty? Trust oolong tea to quench your thirst and help fight weight gain. This traditional Chinese tea helps by accelerating your metabolism and improving fat mobilization, contributing to weight loss. Research conducted by Chinese scientists has proved its effectiveness in controlling diet-induced weight gain and the fight against obesity.
Broccoli with beans for your vitamin C needs
Broccoli contains the perfect combination of calcium-stimulating metabolism and vitamin C, essential if we are dieting. It is also known to increase digestion, absorption and storage of food, thus preventing the body from gaining extra weight. Beans are an excellent ally with broccoli because they are rich in fiber and genistein, a compound that promotes weight loss.
Watermelon, the fruit of choice for flat stomach aspirations
Eating fruits is always healthy. And if your goal is to lose belly poop, look no further than watermelon. Watermelons contain 91% water and are low in fat. Eating watermelon will calm hunger without adding extra fat to your body.
However, remember that eating fruit is not the same as drinking juice sold at the supermarket. These juices have added sugar and preservatives and should be avoided at all costs.
Bonus: Exercises to have a flat stomach
Some exercises are more effective than others in helping you get rid of stubborn belly fat. The best part of many of these exercises is that to perform them, you do not need to go to the gym, they can easily be done in the comfort of your home or in a nearby park.
- Running (you can use a treadmill)
- Jumping rope
Do you think that the diet recommended by your dietitian was too difficult to follow because it was unsavory and left you hungry? Let us know in the comments below. Also, do not forget to share this article with your friends who are striving to get the flat and perfect belly.
Illustrated by Mariya Zavolokina for BrightSide.me