Eat Your Way to a Flatter Stomach

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By eating the right foods, you can actually eat your way to a flatter stomach.

From kick-starting your metabolism, to improving your digestion, reducing bloating and flushing out toxins, the food you eat can make a huge difference to the appearance of your stomach without necessarily having to cut calories.

Here are the compounds that you want your diet to be rich in to promote a fitter, flatter belly, and which ingredients to find them in:

 

PROTEIN AND AMINO ACIDS:

Amino acids are the ‘building blocks’ of protein, and they assist with boosting your metabolism, keeping you feeling fuller for longer and boosting your energy levels.

Eggs and almonds are two fantastic sources of protein.

 

 PROBIOTICS:

Probiotics help the digestive system function at its best, which equals less bloating, which means you look slimmer.

The best source of probiotics is in yoghurt (preferably Greek or natural yoghurt – we all know that sugary sweeteners are not our friend when it comes to a flat stomach).

 

 ANTIOXIDANTS:

Antioxidants like vitamins C and E help to flush out the toxins in your body, improve your metabolism, and can reduce water weight that makes you appear bigger than you are.

Sources of antioxidants include berries, soybeans, and green tea.

 

 OMEGA 3 AND FATTY ACIDS:

The term ‘fatty acid’ may have you assuming that this is not what you want to be eating to look slimmer, but fatty acids are actually super beneficial when striving for a flatter tummy.

Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3, alongside chia seeds and walnuts.

 

FIBRE:

Fibre speeds up digestion and keeps you feeling fuller for longer, meaning less unnecessary eating and less bloating.

Leafy greens (such as baby spinach), quinoa and lentils are all great sources of fibre.

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Sarah Carroll

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Sarah navigates health and fitness alongside a sinful sweet tooth and an unfortunate tendency to splash her savings online shopping, eating out or buying $10 cocktails at happy hour. With a love for yoga, animals, chocolate and musical theatre, Sarah is rarely found without a peppermint-green tea in hand, tearing up over animal videos on Instagram.

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