Eat your way to a slimmer self with these foods.
1. Oats and nuts
One sure way to zap belly fat is to increase the amount of soluble fibre you consume, says Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Foods that are rich in soluble fiber include oats, nuts, beans, and berries.
You should aim for 25-35 grams per day, especially if you’re diabetic. Soluble fiber does a much better job controlling your blood sugar than carbs, like a piece of bread, which can make your blood sugar spike then drop.
Bananas get a bad reputation (too carby!) as far as healthy foods are concerned, but they’re actually a good source of nutrients.
In particular, the potassium in bananas can help flush extra fluids out of your system.
“If you’re carrying too much water weight, like if you ate a lot of salty foods the night before, high-potassium foods can help get rid of that water weight,” Crandall says.
Watermelon is another fruit that’s high in potassium to cut down on water weight.
A study from the University of Kentucky also found that drinking watermelon juice can decrease body fat and even reduce cholesterol.
How does a banana-watermelon fruit salad sound?