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5 Surprising Flat Belly Foods

Belly fat! Carrying unwanted weight around your midsection is often uncomfortable and embarrassing. The good news is that with a healthier diet, exercises and some lifestyle changes, this can be reduced and hopefully eliminated.

Start eating your way to a trimmer waistline with these top 5 foods for a flat stomach.

1. Whole Grains
Whole grains including quinoa, popcorn, oats and wheat can help flatten your tummy. This is mainly because they are so high in dietary fiber which regulates blood sugar and staves off hunger. Eating whole grains also helps to lower levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and insulin in the body, both of which encourage fat to be stored around the belly.

2. Eggs
Eggs for breakfast generally help you to keep from overeating for the rest of the day. This is because they are packed with protein to keep you feeling full and Vitamin B-12 which helps your body break down fat more efficiently.

3. Bananas
Banana is rich in potassium, a natural diuretic that helps de-bloats the belly. Banana also relieves/prevent constipation which could result in a belly bloat.

4. Cucumbers
Cucumbers are loaded with water and naturally low in calories to help with hydration and weight management. One whole cucumber has just 45 calories. If you are feeling bloated, cucumbers can help with that too.

5. Yoghurt
Not only is yogurt low in fat and calories, so good as a weight loss food, but many yogurts also contain active cultures (probiotics) which promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut and help with digestion, excess gas and bloating. You could also try combining natural yogurt, berries and flax seeds in a morning smoothie or bowl of cereal, getting you off to a great tummy-trimming start before you even leave the house.

SL Fabz, what else would you recommend for a flatter tummy?

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    Stephanie
    March 9, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Got that, Steph, thanks

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      becky
      March 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      I love all d tips u’ve listed here, as 4 me I Jst gave birth n my tummy is still luking big. Wht shuld I do 2 make it small? Tnx steph

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    lisa
    March 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    nice everyday tips

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    roselyn elaigwu
    March 9, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks a lot for elitment and I wil be grateful if u can inbox me if their is any information about tummy reducing or flat belly foods. Remain bliss

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    Cuteks Kare Siantebe
    March 9, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    nice one…thanks Steph. one can also engage in doing sit-ups regularly and consistently, it helps to flatten the belly too.

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    helen
    March 9, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Tanx for the tips, plz specify the kind of yoghurt

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    livasbella
    March 9, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    thanks

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    ezigbo chioma
    March 9, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    nice thanks steph

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    hafsaHavana
    March 9, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Good job,keep it up.pls i will like to join

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    Constance Ebienfa
    March 10, 2015 at 4:13 am

    Cut down your carbohydrates and replace them with vegetables and fruits. Your diet should be protein and vegetables based. Drink at least a gallon or 3litres of water everyday. Walk if you can but diet is key. Remember less carbohydrates more veggies. Then eat small amount of food multiple times a day, 3-6 times a day..

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    Christy
    March 10, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Thanks dear. It’s worth practicing.

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    Nonhlanhla
    March 10, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Thanx Steph..I need more tips about flat Belly food. I hate my body. I need change please help

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    Genice
    March 10, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I love dis wow!

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    lamoka
    March 10, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Thanz stephi I tried all those but still my tummy does not reduce so what other options wud u prefer to give me coz I always feel uncomfortable wid it

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    Winnie Keith Namara
    March 10, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Use herbal sliming tea from Dubai also flats the tummy

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    kasima
    March 10, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Thank You

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    Sophia Blessing
    March 11, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Tnx my lady(Stephanie)…so so educating and interesting my lady,God bless u real good

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    March 13, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Millet too is good!

    Thks 4 d info
    U rock!

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    obinna
    March 15, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks, specify the yoghurt.

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    Angela Madumere Aguiyi
    March 16, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Nice one!squeeze d juice of half a lemon into a glass of warm water n drink every morning-45mins before breakfast.

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    martha
    March 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks alot Steph!!

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