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SliM YouR WaistLine...

Are you tired and not sure about how much fat and sodium you are consuming everyday?

Maybe, you don't know what are the fat burning foods that help in slimming your waistline, right?

Do you know that your body needs  more energy to digest proteins than carbohydrates and fat?

YES! YES!

The more protein you eat, the more calories your body burns!!

Let's start!

1- Beans:

Beans can cause flatulence, but they are excellent sources of proteins, fiber and iron.

White beans, red beans, kidney beans can be used as side dishes, as main meals or as salads.

But be careful, of the way you cook it! Only boil it, or steam it.

Fried beans are loaded in fat and this is what you don't need!

Canned beans are full of sodium, this is another thing you don't need!

1 cup of cooked beans: 80 calories, 0.8 g of fat, 52 mg of sodium

Edamame: this is an organic soy bean  found in Japanese restaurants. These are good as well, and are rich in protein. You can prepare it at home. Simply buy it, boil it and add some spices to it. Tasty! with only 2 mg of sodium!

But don't have it with the mayo sauce!

2- Low fat dairy products:

In one study, it has been proven that women who ate low- fat dairy products  (cheese, yogurt, milk)  lost 60% more fat than people who didn't include it in the diet.

But don't over do it! Watch your total daily calorie intake. Extra calories are converted to fat! 

 

3- Eggs:

Although eggs contain cholesterol, they are super high in proteins and will help you in burning the unwanted belly fat.

Dietary fat and especially the bad fat are the real enemies of cholesterol, 10 times more than eggs.

Eggs are not harmful for people having cholesterol, 3 eggs per week are fine, and the egg yolk has all the proteins and vitamins your body needs.

If you are still worried about your cholesterol level, you can remove the yolk and you can still benefit.

1 egg has 75 calories, 5 g of fat, 47 mg of sodium

 

4- Lean proteins:

Lean meat, chicken and fish have the ability to reduce belly fat.

As I told you before, it takes more energy to digest proteins, so your body is working hard.

Stay away from salmon, have it once a week. Although it is rich in omega 3, but it is high in sodium which causes water retention.

Lean proteins can best be served with steamed vegetables, boiled beans instead of rice for maximum benefits.

5-Grapefruit:

One grapefruit a day can speed up weight loss. The acidity of this fruit slows its digestion so more body energy is needed.

It is high in water and vitamin C,  great for fat loss!

1 grapefruit: 110 calories, 0.3 g of fat, 0 mg of sodium

 

6-Asparagus:

I mentioned in another post that asparagus has the ability to prevent cellulite.

This is because asparagus is high in water  and it cleans the system. It will also help you to get a flat stomach.

4 asparagus: 27 calories, 0.2 g of fat, 1g of sodium

Canned asparagus is high in sodium, so if you want to have it, you need to wash it many times with water.

 PS: I didn't mention the sodium content of dairy products and lean proteins, because it depends on which type of food you will eat ( kind of cheese, kind of fish...). So the best thing you can do is to check the "nutritional information" on the label, and the serving size.

The amount od sodium is listed as "Sodium" or "Na"

The daily sodium intake: 1200 to 2500 mg  ( for someone who doesn't have medical problems)

7- Drink warm lemon water in the morning to clean your system and flush toxins out of the body.

2 glasses of water before each meal is a must.

Also check the post:  "I want to get a flat belly!"

http://eatlikemira.com/2010/01/20/i-want-a-flat-belly/

Make your fitness goals stick!!  :D

 

 

 

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