I always see articles for foods that burn belly fat and I have always wondered if they work. I did a little digging and narrowed it down 7 “belly fat burning” foods, along with how it targets that stubborn tummy.
Protein powder – contains amino acids that burn fat and build muscle. This is one of my favorites. You can buy it any where and it’s great in smoothies.
Eggs – contain B12, which your body needs to metabolize fat. Yummy! I love egg sandwiches.
Peanut butter – packed with niacin, which keeps the digestive system on track and prevents bloating. Maybe I’ll start finishing the kids left-over sandwiches after lunch.
Dairy – calcium helps break down fat and may even prevent it from coming back. Does ice cream count?
Green tea – rich in antioxidants, green tea is proven to speed up metabolism.
Parmigiano – Reggiano cheese – this yummy low-calorie, calcium rich treat activates the body’s fat burning hormones. This gets better and better.
Cannelini beans – These little boogers are hard to digest. The body must work harder and therefore burns more calories.
Dark chocolate (with a cocoa content of 75% or more) – Too good to be true – maybe not. This kind of chocolate has a soothing effect on the body and may help you deal better with the tensions of life. Stress has been linked to increased belly fat, so you should lower the stress in your life in any way you can. That sounds like permission for a little indulgence to me.
Summer might be half way over, but it’s not too late to have a bikini belly. I know I wouldn’t mind a little less blob around my belly.