10 Belly Fat Burners to Help You Keep Slim and Trim

These belly fat burners are effective if you WANT to lose the extra flab and look fab in a month or so.

Since we celebrated the first day of Raya, many of us cannot stop ourselves from eating excessively. After a month, losing weight through careful dieting and fasting, most of us have gained back all the weight and even more, with all the open houses where delicious Raya food are alot and in abundance.

Now, as you look down and see the big thighs and muffin top, you realize that you got to get back into shape. To expedite your dieting and exercise, make these 10 belly fat burners a part of your diet for a month to see amazing results!

 

1. Oats

The most common misconception that people believe is carbohydrates must be avoided if you want to lose some weight. Actually, carbs are not the enemy, if you take the whole grain ones.

According to a study conducted by Tufts University, those who eat two to three servings of oats have 10 percent less belly fats compared to those who eat white carbs such as rice and breads. This is due to the high fiber content and slow fat burning properties of the oats (or other whole grain products) that make you feel full longer.

 

2. Sweet Potatoes

Although it is known as a ‘slow carb’, this does not mean sweet potatoes can cause you to become fat because it makes you fat slowly. The reason sweet potatoes are called ‘slow carbs’ is because it is digested slowly which keeps you feeling fuller and energised longer.

The magic ingredients that make a slow carb such as the sweet potato, amazing for losing weight are the carotenoids and antioxidants level in it that stabilise blood-sugar levels and lower insulin resistance which prevents calories from being converted into fat.

Besides, the high vitamin profile (including A, C, and B6) in sweet potatoes can give you more energy to burn at the gym.

 

3. Dark Chocolate

I do not mind giving up rice, curry and fried chicken for the sake of a better body but I cannot stop eating chocolates. Who can resist the swirl of chocolate in your mouth especially when it is during that time of the month (ladies, you know what I mean)?

Now, there is more reason for you to eat chocolates because according to a study conducted in Louisiana,  chocolates, specifically dark chocolates boost our body’s production of gut-healthy polyphenolic compounds, including butyrate, a fatty acid that encourages the body to burn fat as fuel.

Next time, before hitting the gym, eat a whole bar of chocolate first!

 

4. Eggs

Either sunny side up, scrambled, hard-boiled, or fried, eggs are heavenly to eat. If you love your eggs, boy, are you going to whoop in excitement with this piece of news. Eggs are one of the best sources of choline, a major fat-burning nutrient that helps turn off the genes responsible for belly-fat storage.

So, if you are hungry or just want to munch or something without feeling guilty, whip up some eggs (more on the whites than the yolks)!

 

5. Grapefruit

Grapefruits have an acquired taste that not everyone loves. But, beauty is pain. One slice of grapefruit actually has phytochemicals, bioactive compounds that recent research shows stimulate the production of a hormone called adiponectin which helps to breakdown body fat.

Other research suggests the juicy fruit can “turn on” calorie-burning brown fat cells. In other words, you not only lose weight, you will also not overeat. A good reward for killing your taste buds with its bitter taste.

 

6. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the only oil that can actually makes you skinny. Usually eater as a dietary supplement, coconut oil can reduce abdominal obesity. It’s a dietary miracle, a type of fat that makes you skinny.

Dietary supplementation of coconut oil, thanks to the medium-chain triglycerides contained in it which are burned as energy instead of being stored as fat and lauric acid, which has been shown to pinpoint belly fat and kill them.

 

7. Almonds

As a nut lover, you will be happy to know that a handful of almonds can give you  a serious fat-burning punch in the stomach. Almonds contain the L-arginine amino acid that reduce belly as well as leg fat.

It is proven that eating a quarter-cup of almonds for 6 months which led to a 62 percent greater reduction in weight and BMI. So, before working out, grab a handful and munch on it.

 

8. Lemon Water

Everybody knows that lemons can cut fats. If you want to cut down more fats in a shorter time, mix lemon juice with some water, put one slice of lemon in it and down it every morning after waking up.

Lemons contain D-limonene, an antioxidant in lemon peel that can flush toxins from the body and cure your problematic bowels to flush fat from your system, keeping your tummy, flat, tight and trim.

 

9. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt might be bland and not tasty to the tongue but its muscle-building protein will make you force yourself take a scoop and eat it. Greek yogurt contains vitamin D and calcium, which turn off cortisol, a stress hormone that causes the body to hang on to belly fat.

So, after working out, instead of rewarding yourself with a slice of steak, drink a cup of greek yogurt smoothie to make your effort in the gym worthwhile.

 

10. Spinach

Spinach is one of the effective belly fat burners food that can reduce your appetite in which will curb you from  taking in too much calories and encourage your body to start burning fat, thanks to the natural compound called thylakoid.

Besides, spinach is rich in vitamin A, iron, and folate that helps you to keep your body healthy.

 

So, these are the 10 belly fat burners that can help you lose weight and flaunt your new body in the next wedding kenduri you attend.

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Azrene Jasmine

Azrene Jasmine is a Penangite with a stomach of gold. Though currently she is in a love/hate relationship with the weighing scale, Azrene truly believes that every woman should choose a hunk of juicy steak over a bowl of salad on the first date because steaks are awesome and what man can resist a woman with a healthy appetite?

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