Okay! Let me tell you a little background about this article. I’ve been wanting to write this post for awhile, but every time I was about to write it, I’d do some research and get discouraged. Everything said something different. It’s frustrating. Now I’ve done lots of research over the years and through my experience I now know what works for me. And I’m pretty sure it’ll work for you too. Well here goes nothing, FOODS THAT FIGHT BELLY FAT!
Brussels Sprout: I never even eaten brussels sprout until last year when I found out they help reduce belly fat. Then, I started eating them like crazy! I learned that brussels sprout is a cruciferous vegetable. Cruciferous vegetables are veggies that have phytonutrients such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) that help to fight against these estrogenic compounds. Everything around us nowadays have estrogen, which causes us to have excess estrogen in our system. This excess estrogen cause a hormonal imbalances which, you guessed it, causes storage of belly fat. So this I3C fights the chemical that stores fat.
Other cruciferous vegetables include: Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale etc.
Back in my college days I’d have a big bowl of veggies, added a lean protein and topped it with Siracha! Simple and delish!
Greek Yogurt: Plain greek yogurt is the way to go. Add in honey, agave syrup, or stevia to make it sweeter. Than add in your toppings. Try raw almonds, frozen blueberries and strawberries, mix it up and have a healthy treat. It’s really so good AND most importantly it fights belly fat.
A recent study shows that those who eat three yogurts a day while eating clean, lost 81% more belly fat than those who didn’t. The calcium in the yogurt actually can help stop fat from entering your cells and improves the body’s ability to break down fat and carry it through your bowel movements. Yes, poop that fat out!
Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, pecans… the list goes on. These nuts are monounsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats actually prevents central fats distribution. I put nuts in just about anything, but I think limiting the intake to about 25 nuts a day would be best. Just because they are very high in calories. Avocados, seeds, olive oil etc. are also monounsaturated fats they will play the same role.
Green Tea: I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but green tea has an antioxidant called EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) which can boost your metabolism. Drink at least 2 cups of green tea a day, everyday.
Let’s go we can do this. Start now. I don’t care what your excuse is, LET’S GO!