Health, LIFESTYLE

5 Foods that Help Fight Belly Fat

Hey, ya’ll!
It’s Jana Williams
again! I’m so excited to be back on The Chriselle Factor today to share with you all some more health tips!  Spring is officially here this Monday, so what better topic to discuss than my 5 Foods that Fight Belly Fat!

 Are you killing yourself doing tons of sit-ups, crunches, leg lift, and plank holds trying to get a smaller waist line or better-defined abs but dont see much of a difference? Well, let me share with you one helpful piece of advice that a trainer once shared with me: The best thing you can do to get tighter abs is have a GOOD DIET.

Yup, responsible eating habits are the key to getting the most out of your workout and being able to see the results you want that much quicker and on a daily basis. Aside from looking better in your bikini, it’s more important to lose that unwanted belly fat because stomach fat has been linked to high cholesterol, inflammation, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Another thing to think about is that our belly fat, unlike upper thigh or arm fat, surrounds our organs, therefore it is actually something we need to keep an eye on.

So, here’s a handful of yummy foods that you can easily add to your daily diet that will help you speed up the process of shedding that unwanted layer body fat around your belly button.

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1. Avocados

Avocados are called a superfood for a reason! They contribute unsaturated “good” fats, and good fats can help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients Vitamins A, D, K, and E. Healthy avocados contain 6g of naturally good fat per serving – one-third of a medium avocado. Good fats help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients without raising LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels when eaten as part of a healthy diet. Can you say Wholey guacamole!

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2. Apple Cider Vinegar 

Apple Cider Vinegar has amazing health benefits and can help you lose weight.  The acidic acid suppresses your appetite, increases your metabolism, and reduces water retention. Scientists theorize that apple cider vinegar interferes with the body’s digestion of starch, which means fewer calories enter the bloodstream. But, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are diabetic, you might want to avoid the intake of such an acidic beverage as its known to lower blood sugars.

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3. Almonds

Like avocados, almonds provide GOOD FATS and nutrients which help absorb the bad fats. They also help reduce risks of heart attack, lower cholesterol and nourish the nervous system, building strong bones and teeth. They’re also super easy to throw into a plastic baggie and throw in your bag for snacking throughout the day!

4. Blueberries 

All berries are good for you but blueberries are the best! They affect the way your body stores and breaks down sugar. They are also full of antioxidants and help speed up the metabolism process allowing you to burn calories faster. They’re also super yummy over some Greek yogurt

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5. Yogurt

Yogurt is a probiotic that puts “good” bacteria back in the gut, which provides benefits by adjusting the microflora (the natural balance of organisms) in the intestines, or by acting directly on body functions, such as digestion and the immune function. (Keep in mind that the only yogurts that contain probiotics are those that say “live and active cultures” on the label!) The health benefits of yogurt are so impressive that many health-conscious people make it a daily habit. It makes your smoothies creamier, or you can customize your yogurt with cereal and fruit, which can be a double whammy in fighting belly fat. One of Chriselle’s favorite drinks is Kombucha. Like yogurt, Kombucha is packed with plenty of good bacteria that fights belly fat.

Here are a few fun ways of combining these belly fat reducing foods along with some others.

· Greek Yogurt + Raspberries +Almonds

· Green Tea Lemon and Cinnamon

· Apples, Peanut Butter

· Cinnamon or Green Tea

· Lemon and Mint

· Oatmeal, Blueberries, and Cinnamon

· Eggs, Avocado and Spinach.

And if you love smoothies, here’s a quick and easy smoothie recipe to fight belly fat! 

Just take 3 ounces of Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1/2 cup frozen berries and mix all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

If you are looking for a little more inspiration today check out this post on inner strengthI truly believe that it all starts from the inside out. 

Stay Inspired!

Jana

20 Comments
  • Giselle says:

    I commend you for trying to bring more to your blog but please dont under estimate your audience by bringing a non expert on the matter to give nutrition advice. All these foods are good for you but to call them super foods or belly fat fighters is as misleading as the infomercials we are flooded with on social media, TV, emails etc.
    You provided some exercise routine by you which were also poor form, clearly you aren’t an expert on it and don’t do it regularly otherwise your body would let you know that there was something wrong with those.
    Your blog is beautiful on the fashion alone, dont try to grasp more than you can provide with wrongful advice. Jenna is a photographer, have her speak on her expertise instead beacause she is a talented photographer!
    A concerned registered dietitian and follower of your blog and IG

  • Shloka says:

    Thanks for sharing this post! I can’t wait to try that smoothie recipe – I’m a total smoothie junkie! That sounds like exactly what I need to kickstart my day! What are some good ways to use apple cider vinegar in my diet?

    x
    Shloka
    http://thesilksneaker.com

  • Belen says:

    What a wonderful post!!! I love avocados sooo much LOL

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    xx

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for these great tips/tricks! 🙂 I definitely agree – a good diet consists of not only dedicated and routine exercise, but also the right food choice. Really happy that delicious fruits like blueberries and avocados are on the list, alongside almonds too!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Jennifer says:

    Very interesting facts! Great post. 🙂

  • Diana says:

    So happy to hear that avocados are one of them <3 Seriously appreciate this list to help fight off belly fat!

    Diana | http://www.thechicdiary.com

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  • Lisa says:

    Hi Chriselle,
    I am very supportive of eating healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle but these foods are not ones that should be selected for fighting belly fat. Not only are some of the facts wrong, but some of the trendy terms like “good fats” and “super food” also lead people to believe that these foods are much better than what they are. Foods that are high in fibre and protein are more satiating and can reduce food consumption, if people are trying to watch calories. The list is pretty healthy overall, but I would just recommend explicitly stating that these tips are not from a professional and that regular physical exercise is the main method of fighting belly fat. Calorie restriction (from overeating to eating enough calories to sustain energy throughout the day (average is 2000 calories), a diet low in saturated/trans fats and refined sugars, diet high in fibre and fruits and vegetables, adequate water intake and regular physical activity will help people reduce belly fat more than those tips. These tips are very basic and NO foods will ‘fight’ belly fat. I genuinely respect you as an artist, and I hope that I’ve shed light on this very misinformed area of health.

    From a nutrition student,

    Lisa

  • Alyssa says:

    I love this post! All of these foods look so yummy! xx

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  • Aria Di Bari says:

    Love this post! Thanks for sharing these tips!

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  • Vava says:

    I’m curious how you incorporate the apple cider vinegar into your diet? How is it on your tooth enamel?

  • Simply, Darling Duo says:

    Love this post! Thanks for sharing. We’re always looking for healthy foods we should stick to.

    XX, Haley & Ashley
    http://simplydarlingduo.com

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Yasss for healthy foods and a healthy life … great tips on eating healthy and looking good while doing it! 🙂

    💋LA BIJOUX BELLA💋 | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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