Flat, washboard abs is highly desired by people. Itâ€™s a big reason why a lot of people are going to the gym and trying to sculpt their bodies. Short of having tummy tucks, getting that well-defined abs takes a lot of work and dedication.
You can help hasten the development of flat abs by complementing your gym workout with the right food. There are actually certain foods that are targeted towards helping you burn those unwanted tummy fat. Here are some of them.
Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast if you want to lose that fat. Itâ€™s a complex carbohydrate so it wonâ€™t make your blood sugar levels shoot up, and the fiber will sit in your stomach for a long time, making you feel fuller longer.
Another type of food that will give you that feeling of fullness are nuts. Donâ€™t overdo it though. About 25 almonds a day is a good enough portion. Also, stay away from salted nuts or those that were fried in oil. Dry roasted or raw nuts are the best types you should eat. No more tummy tucks for you!
Protein powders are a staple for people who obsessively go to the gym. But do you know that protein powders actually have amino acids that burn fat and build muscles. Add a teaspoon or two to your smoothie to make it a fat buster. Make sure that your smoothie is the healthy kind though â€“ one that contains fruit, yogurt or low fat milk.
Eggs? It may be surprising to add this to fat busting foods but studies show that people who ate an age for breakfast every day lost more weight compared to those who ate a bagel for breakfast every day. The high concentration of vitamin B12 helps metabolize fat. Just make sure that you donâ€™t have high cholesterol levels or this may do more harm than good.
This childrenâ€™s favorite is packed with niacin that helps regulate the digestive system and keeps your stomach from bloating.
The fat burning secret here is the tea itself. Tea is rich in antioxidants that is known to help speed up your metabolism. According to research, people who drink tea burns 266 calories more every day compared to those who donâ€™t drink tea. Donâ€™t drink bottle iced tea though because most of the nutrients are already gone. Steep a tea bag in hot water and then cool it down with ice after a minute. Don’t forget to use a natural sweetener instead of a table sugar to limit the calories. Iced teas are better than tummy tucks, any time of the day.