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Eat your way to a flat belly

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — Eat, drink, and shrink.

Here’s the skinny on foods that promote dissolving belly fat:

  • Skip the salt and spice up popcorn with curry powder or nutritional yeast.  At just 100 calories for 3 cups, popcorn is a low-calorie, naturally gluten-free treat
  • Snack on water-dense fruits and veggies instead of refined carbs.  Watermelon and cucumbers are great for hydration and fiber makes them filling.
  • Plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit is  rich in protein and probiotics, which benefit GI health and can keep bloating to a minimum
  • Drink plenty of water. Keep a bottle of all natural water enhancer in your desk drawer and you’re a squirt away from no-calorie flavor heaven.

Research shows that dieters who ate foods containing monounsaturated fats (like nuts and nut butters) lost more belly fat than those who ate the same number of calories with less of the fats.

No matter what your favorite nut or nut butter is, it’s a great flat-belly choice since they all contain these healthy fats.

 

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