Friday, April 12, 2013

3 Foods to Eat for a Flat Belly

3 Foods to Eat for a Flat Belly on Healthy Meal Experts

Yes, you can actually eat to lose weight! In fact, certain foods will help you achieve the famous flat belly by giving your body what it needs to work at its peak metabolism.
Check out these great-tasting treats with high levels of flab-fighting nutrients. So what are you waiting for? Dig in and eat up!
1. Dairy. Found in cheese, yogurt, and milk, the protein whey (of little Miss Muffet fame) helps build lean muscle. Calcium also makes a potent flab fighter. One study found that overweight mice who were given calcium supplements lost 42 percent of body weight when on a diet, compared to only 8 percent in the control group.
2. Avocado. Unsaturated fats like those in avocados help regulate fat-causing hormones. Plus, avocados are high in potassium, a nutrient that curbs bloating.
3. Dark Chocolate. Our personal favorite, chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants that prevent fat cells from building up in the body. As an additional bonus, a Harvard study found that people who ate dark chocolate three times a month extended their lives by a whole year.
Since these foods can be high in fat (which is why they taste so dang good), be sure to eat in moderation so you don’t go over your calorie needs for the day.

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