Experts say that abs are made in the kitchen, and oh boy, they are right! Even though you obviously need to work out those abs, you need a clear and strict belly fat diet plan. After months of research, trial and error, we have put together the best belly fat diet plan out there! You will need just as little as 15 minutes exercise every day, motivation, and our easy plan will make wonders! This belly fat diet plan is all about knowing what to eat and when to eat it. Let us tell you a couple important things.
Foods to Avoid!
Research has proven that one of the main things affecting the belly area is sugar. In form of sodas, hidden sugars in processed foods, jams, and fruit juices. By cutting down the consumption of these foods, the belly fat diet plan will work faster and more effectively!
During the next weeks, make sure to cut down on:
- Fruit juices
- Fruit Jams and Conserves
- White/Brown Sugar
- Corn Syrup (many processed foods have corn syrup in it, even if they are not sweet! Check the labels and avoid anything that has it as an ingredient)
- Maple Syrup
We know it can be hard at first. Drinking your coffee or tea without any kind of sweetener will not only help reducing belly fat, but will decrease risk of heart diseases and diabetes. It is worth giving it a try!
Foods to Enjoy!
1 – Fatty Acids
Even if it sounds counter-productive, eating certain types of fats will actually help you reduce belly fat! Nowadays, the intake of omega 6 is too high, and thus obesity is rising in developed countries. To counteract this effect, make sure to balance and take omega 3 fatty acids.
Start eating foods rich in omega 3, such as salmon, spinach, walnuts, chia and flax seeds. You can also find omega 3 supplements to help you balance it.
Another fatty acid that will help you lose weight among many other benefits is Coconut Oil. This oil is what scientists refer to as Medium Chain fatty acid. Not only it will feed your brain directly, giving you more energy during the day, but it will help your body function better. Take a spoon in the morning directly or add it to your coffee, yummy!
2 – Proteins to be included in your belly fat diet plan.
What type of belly fat diet plan would it be if we wouldn’t add those delicious proteins? No matter if you’re carnivore, vegetarian or vegan, there is no excuse to get those proteins working for you. Increase the intake of protein, either animal or vegetal. For animal proteins, rely on chicken and turkey mostly, decrease the intake of red meat. Add fish to your diet and don’t forget some nice legumes! For vegetal proteins, rely on lentils and red beans, tofu, seitan, quinoa, nuts, spinach, broccoli, and blackberries among many others.
3 – Fiber and Probiotics
Many forget that belly fat can be due to poor digestive health. Make sure to intake your daily fiber through fresh foods. Such as legumes, oats, vegetables, and fruits. Fiber can be found in smaller quantities also in other foods. Just make sure to keep a varied diet, and eat all the colors of the rainbow!
Pre- and Probiotics are the big unknown friends of your belly! Any proper belly fat diet plan should include the suggestion of in-taking a good brand of pre and probiotics to help you regulate your intestinal flora. Probiotics will help your intestines be healthy, absorb the nutrients, and remove the toxins.
4 – The Right Types of Carbs
For many years, carbs have been the enemy, and we all know that! But Carbs are actually part of a natural belly fat diet plan and shouldn’t be left out. A balance needs to be kept in terms of Carbs. Try to eat more vegetable carbs like veggies, fruits, and legumes. On the other hand, reduce the amount of processed Carbs such as breads, pastas, pizzas, etc.
Routine is Key
When talking about a belly fat diet plan, it is necessary to refer to a certain set of rules. As mentioned before, make sure to exercise at least 15 minutes a day, walk, move around! You can try my favorite exercises here video 1 & video 2. Additionally, make sure to eat small portions of food every 2-3 hours. This way, you will never feel hungry and you won’t binge. If you don’t have time, make sure to have a minimum of 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Don’t skip them! Make sure to have your last meal 2-3 hours before heading to sleep. This is to give enough time for your food to be properly digested.
Last but not least, sleeping is very important too to a healthy life! Have your 7-8 hours of sleep and you’ll feel like a new person!