Want to reduce your belly fat? No need to eliminate entire food groups, all you need are some sneaky food swaps! Whilst you cannot use exercise to spot-reduce, diet can affect where you lose and gain weight. Research shows that certain foods can increase belly fat, while other foods can help decrease belly fat. Some studies even show that when people eat the same number of calories or lose the same amount of weight, certain foods can affect what you lose, with some foods helping increase the amount of belly fat lost, increase the amount body fat lost and even minimize the loss of muscle.
Boost your intake of belly fat fighting monounsaturated fats by swapping bite-sized snacks such as pretzels with nuts or seeds. Also, substitute croutons in salads with lightly toasted slivered almonds, walnuts or pecans. Both swapsreduce carbs and increase fiber, healthy fat and protein, helping to reduce fat around your middle.
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