10 Foods That Help You Lose Belly Fat

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Here at Drop My Belly Fat we recommend a multi-level approach to fat loss around your midsection. We believe that if you want your body to look and feel great you need to keep it moving, keep it happy and keep it nourished. In other areas of our site we discuss these first two in greater detail, but in this post we want to focus on nourishment. You need to nourish your body by giving it the fuel it needs in the form of the right food and drink. If you’ve been wondering what really are the top 10 foods that help you lose belly fat? We’ve got you covered here with our rundown.

Belly fat busting is our focus here because of the harmful effects belly fat can have on your overall health and its status as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Remember that by following our advice and eating a balanced and nutritious diet with regular exercise, you can and will see vast improvements in your physique.
In this post we gave you the lowdown on 5 foods to eat to lose your belly fat and these were:

1. Oatmeal
2. Eggs
3. Beans & Legumes
4. Lean Meat & Fish
5. Leafy Green Vegetables

Here are 5 more foods you NEED to add to your diet…

6. Almond or other Plant Based MilkPlant Based Milk Almond

We recommend drinking a non-dairy milk for the reasons mentioned here, even if you do not experience any sensitivity to cow’s milk you may want to try it for its nutritional benefits. These milks are usually fortified with nutrients including vitamins A, B12 and D, and contains the essential vitamins and minerals, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.

Our top pick is almond milk. Like all plant-based milks it is ideal for vegans and we also find this milk tastier when used in smoothies or oatmeal. We also find we experience less bloating since we switched to plant based milk. For a coffee creamer, try coconut milk. If you are trying to move your diet toward minimally processed foods and drinks, which we recommend, then you should always go for the organic unsweetened plant based option.

7. Coconut OilCoconut Oil

Coconut oil is as a great alternative to other cooking oils which often have high levels of processed saturated fat, such as vegetable oil and sunflower oil. Coconut oil though still high in fat, is high in natural saturated fats. It can help to increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in the body and in lowering your cholesterol, it promotes heart health, and can lower the risk of heart disease. It should not be consumed excessively but can be a valuable element of a healthy, balanced diet when used in moderation.
Tip: The coconut oil which you use for cooking has many other uses, it is great for skin and hair!

We recommend Coconut Merchant Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. (US/UK)

8. Probiotic Foods or a SupplementHealthy Probiotic Yoghurt

Sometimes known as “good” bacteria, probiotics have been found to play a role in weight regulation, as they ensure you have the right balance of bacteria in your gut which can help with weight loss, including helping you get rid of stubborn belly fat. You can try probiotic yoghurt or an advanced supplement like Digest Gold plus Probiotics. As well as the fat loss benefits, the health benefits include improved gut health and enhanced immune function.

9. Nuts & SeedsAlmonds Healthy Nuts

These little morsels pack a powerful nutritional punch. Regularly eating nuts such as almonds, pecans and walnuts, and seeds like hemp, pumpkin, sunflower and chia, can reduce inflammation and also provide heart healthy poly and mono-unsaturated fats, filling fiber and essential minerals. Try a handful of nuts and seeds in your morning granola, a good mixture means that you are getting all of the benefits that each type provides.

Our favorite are chia seeds which can be sprinkled on oatmeal or added to your favorite smoothie. They are among the most nutritious foods on the planet, they are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega 3 fatty acids and many micronutrients. We simply can’t get enough of these midget gems!

10. AvocadoHealthy Fat Avocados

We saved the best until last and did you know that avocados are not just tasty? They contain lots of heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fats and are an excellent source of soluble fiber (between 11 and 17 grams per avocado) meaning they will keep you fuller for longer. Avocado toast is a favorite but have you tried eggs baked in avocado? Just as delicious, which is great news for our belly fat and our avo cravings.

If you have any comments about 10 Foods That Help You Lose Belly Fat, please get involved in the discussion below.

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6 comments

  1. Hey Fran, this is a good list. Coconut oil is my all-time fave–it really helps to enhance the flavour of food as well. My wife enjoys almond milk but I can ever get used to the stuff. What about rice milk? Can that help with weight loss as well? Probiotics were an important part of my weight loss program, especially since I did a bit of detoxing. Apparently I was leaching all the good bacteria out of my digestive system, so I started eating yogurt a few times a week. I can definitely give that one an A+. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Hey Joshua,

      Thanks for commenting, I’m glad you enjoyed the article and found the tips useful.

      Yes rice milk is an alternative. I simply included almond milk as it is my personal favorite and one of the healthiest plant based milks. Rice milk is milder in flavor so perhaps better for when you are first switching over from dairy milk, though you may get more nutrients from other varieties. Oat milk contains slightly more protein and also has a mild flavor. Hemp milk and coconut milk also contain lots of nutrients. It’s just about finding a plant based milk that works for you!

      Fran

  2. I am a man, but I am very interested in getting rid of belly fat. I do sports regularly but my diet might be better. I am surprised that nuts are good to lose belly fat. Nuts are very healthy, but they also have a lot of fat, do not they?
    In any case, this is a very interesting article and I will definitely try your tips.
    All the best,

    Daniel

    1. Hey Daniel,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, I’m really glad you enjoyed the article and found the tips useful.

      Yes it is true that nuts do contain a moderate amount of fat, however their mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber can help you feel full and suppress your appetite. We would suggest a handful of pistachios, cashews or almonds as a healthier snack.

      Fran

  3. Hello there,

    I love to stay healthy and I try to be as much active as possible.
    I also do my best to eat clean foods in order not to get fat.
    I like coconut oil a lot. I didn’t know that it has such a positive effect on the human body.
    Now I’ll start to eat eat even more often.
    Getting in shape and lose weight can be a tough challenge but with some discipline and strong will it can happen.
    Your list has been bookmarked by me and I’ll include those foods in my menu.

    1. Hey Asen,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the article.

      Yes, I think we can all learn something from following these tips.

      Fran

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