No matter how many crunches you do, you’re not going to get rid of that pesky puson if you don’t follow through with your diet. (Newsflash: Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand.) Below, a list of foods you should be eating to help you burn off that excess belly fat:
1. Quinoa or Brown Rice
We all grew up eating white rice, which is why it’s understandably hard to give it up. But carb alternates like quinoa and brown rice can satisfy you just the same—sans bloating. Studies from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that people are more likely to lose weight when they switch to whole grain diets, so if your fave resto has a brown rice option, go for it!
2. Leafy Greens
Vegetables are good for you, but did you know that cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage are common culprits of bloating? Instead, go for leafy greens like lettuce, spinach, and kale. They’re low on calories so you can eat more without feeling full or gaining extra weight.
The fermentation of the undigested food in your gut is one of the main reasons your why puson is not getting any smaller. To combat this, you would need to eat food rich in probiotics—like yogurt—to help enhance your gut’s microbiota, and ultimately, help you shed off the extra belly fat.
Oats are high in fiber and low in calories—not to mention they’re a great source of vitamins, minerals, beta-glucan, and antioxidants. They’re also really easy to incorporate into your diet—especially your breakfast. Instead of having sugary cereals, opt for oatmeal instead. They're a delicious way to start your day and keep you full for a long time, which explains why celebs like Alex Gonzaga love having oatmeal for breakfast.
And did we mention they're super easy to prepare? Quaker Oats Oatmeal comes in measured P10 sachets, and all you need with it is hot water. It also comes in Chocolate, Banana & Honey, and many other flavors, so you can switch up your b-fast depending on what you feel like eating.
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