The battle of the bulge is a constant. In order to get flatter tummy, you have to lose weight. And in order to lose weight, you have to exercise regularly and consume fewer calories. Below is a list of the low-calorie foods out there that will help you to have a slimmer waist this year:

Oatmeal

Oatmeal does contain carbohydrates, but it does not mean that you have to completely ditch it from your diet. You need carbohydrates to fuel your workouts and you should definitely be working out if you want to see the best results. Oats are one of the best options because they are slow-digesting and contain B-vitamins to give you prolonged energy throughout the day.

Zucchini

Zucchini has low calories, and it will keep you full for a longer time. Nowadays you can eat zucchini in various ways, from grating it and make it as zucchini pasta or use it as pizza crust. Add it to your bowl of oats and you have your super carbohydrate and protein power bowl. For the plus side, zucchini is delicious as snack!

Strawberries

This delicious fruit has lower calorie than you would expect for the sweetness and volume. A serving of 100 gm strawberries has 30-40 calories, tons of fiber, and antioxidants. It will not only shed some calories, but also curb your sweet tooth too!

Greek Yogurt

This is also a versatile, high-volume food for fewer calories. On top of that, Greek yogurt is also rich in proteins. In comparison to carbohydrate and fats, protein burns the most calories while digesting, so you get an extra metabolic boost. Throw some strawberries (and other berries too) into your bowl of Greek yogurt for a high-protein, low calories, sweet, and extremely filling afternoon snack.

Egg Whites

Egg whites are known to be protein powerhouse. Lean meats are also rich in protein, but they typically have more fat than egg whites. It’s important to eat enough protein so that your muscles don’t shrink. This helps you decrease your body fat percentage as you lose weight and will make your stomach appear flatter and more defined.

Banana

Food rich in potassium like banana helps de-bloat the belly by acting as a natural diuretic, triggering the release of excess sodium and water the body is retaining. The soluble fiber in bananas also helps to relieve or prevent constipation, which will slow you down in reaching flat stomach. You can consume banana as afternoon snack, or mix it into your green smoothie.

Salmon

Salmon contains both omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, which are the ‘heroes’ when it comes to battling belly fat. Insufficient blood levels of vitamin D have been linked to obesity, including abdominal obesity, so salmon is great to prevent it. An Australian study also has shown that seafood, including salmon, tuna and mackerel may help slow digestion and prevent cravings. Still not convinced enough? Consider this: salmon is an excellent source of ab-friendly protein.

To boost the result of flat abs, you need to exercise regularly and eat healthy. Join our 7-day green smoothie challenge that will help you to reach your goal faster.

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