3 Foods to Avoid for a Flat Belly

There are a lot of different misconceptions when it comes to nutrition and one of them is that you can out-train your bad eating habits. The truth is that no matter how many crunches, cardio, or weight lifting you do, you will not be able to lose fat from your midsection if your nutrition is not on point.


You probably already know what to eat if you want to lose weight and get great results, so let’s explore some of the foods you should steer clear from if you wish to get lean, feel better and get a flatter tummy!


Processed foods
Processed Food is anything that comes in a bag or a box. These foods are typically modified heavily, contain a long list of ingredients that have been mixed together and include preservatives and additives. Many packaged snack foods (chips, cookies etc.), frozen dinners, breads, condiments as well as deli meats and cheeses fall into this category. Not only do these foods usually do not contain a lot of nutritional value, they have been previously broken down and thus are easily digestible, and readily available to be stored away as fat.
Another problem with processed food is that it’s shown to increase inflammation in the body due to its high content of preservatives, sugar and bad fats. So in addition to weight gain, these foods can literally make you feel like crap by causing you indigestion, bloating, fatigue etc. Instead, we recommend you load up on veggies and fruit, lean protein (chicken breast, fish, eggs), smart carbs (brown rice, quinoa) and healthy fats such as olive oil or avocado.
Soda and Juices
Soda and juices are basically processed foods in a liquid form. They provide minimal nutritional value (if any) and contain empty calories that someone trying to lose weight probably doesn’t need. You’re better off eating your calories instead of drinking them, so instead of juice and soda, stick with water, black coffee, tea and a splash of seltzer!
Oversized Portions
If you eat healthy but consume very large quantities of food, it is still going to be nearly impossible for you to lose fat. For real results, we need to create a caloric deficit. One way to ensure this is by having 3 balanced meals per day (inclusive of lean protein, veggies, a smart carb and a healthy fat), and watching your portions. In case you forgot what your portions should look like click HERE to find out how much of each food group to add to create a perfectly balanced meal.
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