12 Flat Tummy Foods for Swimsuit Season

flat tummy 12 Flat Tummy Foods for Swimsuit Season

The fastest way to a flat tummy is….

….changing up what you eat!

That’s right ~ doesn’t matter HOW awesome your exercise program is. If you continue to fill your body with junky, processed, empty calorie and high sugar foods you will not achieve flat tummy results.

So to help get you started and on your way to REAL flat tummy results, here is a list of my Favorite Flat Tummy Foods that will help you boost your metabolism, beat the bloat and burn the belly fat!

Combine your nutrition efforts with an effective resistance training plan and you will see and feel results in as little as 2-4 days!

12 Flat Tummy Foods for Swimsuit Season

1. Rolled Oats

They fill you up with fat fighting fiber to not only keep you satisfied and give you the energy to start your day but this flat tummy food also helps to stabilize your blood sugar levels – which keeps your body off the fat storage roller coaster and helps to fight cravings!

2. Apples

Apples are so easy to grab and go, we always have them on hand, they are high in water content and fiber, plus research has shown the pectin in apples aids in your fat loss efforts for it causes the stomach to empty more slowly and you feel satisfied longer.

3. Blueberries

I always have a giant bag of these powerful berries on hand! Not only super high in antioxidants to keep you youthful, healthy and energetic, they are also a sweet source of fiber and they contain tannins, which act as astringents in the digestive system to reduce inflammation – promoting a healthier digestive tract.

4. Almonds

“Portable protein” – the perfect emergency snack or pair it up with a fruit or veggie. High in metabolism-boosting Protein and Healthy Fats. Watch your portions though – measure out 1/4 cup servings and stick in a snack size baggie.

5. Eggs

Yes, they ARE good for you. They are considered the gold standard of protein quality because of their superior amino acid content, providing your body with the building blocks for lean muscle – the heart and soul of your metabolism – they keep you satisfied and energized. Plus they are affordable and super easy to make – it takes less than 3 minutes to prepare an egg.

6. Spinach

This super veggie goes with everything. At only 5 calories per cup how could it not?! Use in omelets, wraps, salads, side dishes…the list goes on. Great source of beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium, folate and magnesium to keep your body healthy and your metabolism humming!

7. Yogurt

A great source of protein and the live cultures help boost immunity and aid in digestion. My favorite – Greek Yogurt. NOTE: Avoid choosing brands that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup and artificial sweeteners. Read the ingredients!!! (ex – yoplait – not so good).

8. Grilled Chicken

The simplest, most versatile lean protein you can use to create satisfying, energizing meals and snacks. My favorite grilled chicken recipe – marinate tenderloins in lime juice, chili powder and fresh chopped cilantro for a couple hours. Bake or grill for tasty and delicious meal and snack chicken strips!

9. Frozen Wild Salmon Fillets

Another simple and delicious protein source! I buy mine frozen to last longer and for easy prep. Loaded with omega-3′ – essential fatty acids that promote fat loss by helping to regulate insulin and even decrease insulin resistance. They improve blood sugar control, which helps reduce food cravings and overeating. Plus omega-3s help your body to burn off calories before they get stored as fat.

10. Grapefruits

My favorite are the Pink Grapefruits!

These super fruits are loaded with potassium, vitamin C and beta carotene, pectin from the membranes has soluble fiber plus the high water content helps you feel satisfied. The added zing from this tart fruit lends to a refreshed and energized feeling during your meal as well.

11. Salsa

Yes, tomatoes have wonderful health benefits, but in salsa form they also work well to add low cal, energizing flavor to your meals. Choose a spicy variety and get the added metabolism-boosting kick from Capsaicin — the chemical in peppers that gives them their bite.

12. Green Tea

Just the right Kick!

It has a lower level of caffeine (to help me get off the energy roller coaster) and loaded with EGCG. (studies show this ingredient causes your brain and nervous system to run more quickly — helping you burn more calories.) BONUS: It enhances your mood as well. Be sure to brew your own for these benefits are NOT found in store bought green teas.

Now you have 1 fat fighting, metabolism boosting, flat tummy foods to incorporate into your weekly meal plans.

If your nutrition plan requires a TON of work – no worries for you can get STILL get results from making one simple change each day. Try this…just replace 1 food a day and see what a difference it makes to how you feel and how your belly looks!

Want to see and feel FAST results in 2-4 days? Then make an effort to incorporate all 12 flat tummy foods as often as you can during the week.

Here’s to your Flat Tummy Success!

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17 Responses to “12 Flat Tummy Foods for Swimsuit Season”

  1. leeann says:

    Oops wrong ema
    il on last post this post has right email

  2. leeann says:

    OK hi Iam 22 I have been trying to flattened my tummy after I had two kids Wichita were 8pounds 10 ounces and other 9pounds 1ounce now I have lost weight but just can’t seem to flatten my tummy is it possible for me to do this easy way is there an exercise I can do while I clean house cause I can’t get to the gym I am busy a lot with my 2 and 3yrs old can someone help I need easy ways to lose weight flatten tummy and eat better

  3. Audrey says:

    Green tea — one important key is to not steep it too long. About the max that you want to steep green tea is 3 to 5 minutes. If it is steeped too long, it is very bitter! You can try different varieties of green tea. I enjoy green tea with mint as well as a jasmine green tea. Have a great day!

  4. Anja says:

    Any ideas of how one can get to enjoy green tea ? I tried it once and it was awful (to me, anyway) I know a few people that drink it and it was suggested I do so too. I would love to get into it, but first of all I have never in my life had black tea, nor tea without sugar. Tried the fruit teas (like berry tea) but cannot even really get that down……….not sure if one can add honey, or anything to make the green tea more palatable. Would appreciate any ideas. Thanks :)

  5. Yesenia says:

    On the yogurt… they were out of Greek Yogurt and I was going on a road trip so wanted something to snack on, after reading all the ingredients on all the yogurts out there, the only one I found that had “real” ingredients with organic sugar,was the baby yogurt, it even had traces of sardines/anchovy (doesn’t sound so good) however, my kids loved it and so did I. My only question on this is how many grams of sugar per serving would be too high? from what I remember I think it was around 13grams or so.

    Also what are your guidelines on total grams of fat to eat daily? I find that I love to eat cheese.

  6. Lusanda says:

    Great tips, I’m definately going to add these on my grocery list.

  7. Jaci says:

    Great list and perfect timing as I was just headed to town to get groceries. I’m proud to say a majority of those foods are already in my cupboards (or fridge) and eaten on a daily basis. But there are 2-3 things there I haven’t tried before or don’t eat regularly….I’m going to add them to my grocery list and make them part of my daily diet.

  8. admin says:

    Hey Danni

    The active live bacterial cultures in yogurt – probiotics- actually help lactose digestion.

    You just have to be careful to choose the best yogurts…watch out for commercialized yogurts filled with added sugars, HFCS and artificial sweeteners.

    I choose good old greek yogurt for it is not filled with crap.

    As far as cottage cheese goes – it should be low in lactose since traditional preparation is heating fermented milk until the curds clump. However most cottage cheeses sold today are “creamed”, meaning that cream, milk or milk solids are added to the cottage cheese.

    The main point here is to eliminate probable causes and gradually add back in to see just how tolerant or intolerant you are for it varies from person to person.

  9. Danni says:

    Thank you for helpful information. I want to ask isn’t the yogurt part of the diary? I’ve readying the tips several days ago and the wheat and dairy products was part of the food we should avoid to prevent from belly boat? I’m getting confused because cottage cheese is also dairy product but it’s part of a lot of diets. I’m also a big fan of Feta Cheese. Do you think if I eat Yogurt, Cottage Cheese or Feta Cheese that will stop me from getting good results?

    Thank you for your advise in advance!

  10. Mindy says:

    Wow, the funny thing is that these are alot of the foods that I have already been eating. I guess with the previous lack of exercise and wrong portions even good food can cause you to gain or maintain weight. I will make sure to watch the portions more closely.

  11. admin says:

    Debbie –
    Staining varies from person to person – I personally have had no trouble – however if you are concerned you can…

    – brush your teeth after drinking
    – drink green tea with a straw
    – use a whitening toothpaste

    Tea has way too many benefits to NOT drink simply from staining which can be avoided or minimized.

  12. Denise says:

    Great tips. I can’t wait for the abs series. That’s how I found you last time:)

  13. Debbie says:

    I love the green tea but it stains my teeth after awhile so I go off it again. Any thoughts as to how you keep your teeth from staining while drinking the green tea?

  14. admin says:

    Great to hear Becky – and yes, a LOT of these foods are simple and portable!

  15. admin says:

    Good for you Tina!

    When I talk about tea – I mean the stuff you brew yourself – the tea leaves in the bag that is steeped in hot water.

    I would not suggest any type of premade tea for it likely has added sweeteners added.

    I purchase a variety of teas from the grocery – sometimes depends on what is on sale. Yes have purchased Celestial and right now have Bigelow.

  16. Tina says:

    great tips.. I am proud to say I eat a majority of the foods you named. Question on store-bought green tea.. do you mean tea that you would buy from say Starbucks? or tea bags from the supermarket such as Celestial, Twinnings, etc..What kind do you drink?

  17. Becky says:

    This has been helpful and narrowing down the list of basics again. I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to eat for a road trip and not giving in to the cravings while travelling. I know I can stick to these foods on the 4 day trip. I love Yvette’s interview also! Thanks again, Holly!

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