When it comes to shifting the pounds, choosing the right foods to eat is essential, although it is not always clear what they are.
Eating this one thing for breakfast has shown to be vital when it comes to losing weight and burning belly fat.
People who opt for a breakfast high in fibre, such as oats, will keep the body feeling fuller for longer.
This can mean dieters will be less tempted to opt for unhealthy snacks later in the day.
Fibre will help keep people feeling full and can also help the body absorb less calories from food, according to research published on healthline.com by Franziska Spritzler, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator.
She explained eating this first thing in the morning can reduce cravings later in the day, and a five-year study of over 1,100 adults found belly fat gain decreased by 3.7 per cent for every ten grams of fibre eaten.
When choosing a high-fibre breakfast, it is also important to pair this with something high in protein.
Those who ate a protein-rich breakfast felt more satisfied and consumed less calories at lunch compared to those who ate little protein or skipped breakfast all together, according to a study published on healthline.com.
Opting for a breakfast of eggs and wholegrain toast could be a good way to fill up on protein and fibre in the morning.
For those hoping to trim down their waistline, cutting back on carbs have been shown to reduce belly fat.
The research showed slimmers who ate less than 50 grams of carbs per day noticed fat loss as well as lowering their risk of type 2 diabetes.
But dieters don’t have to be too strict with this as replacing refined carbs with unprocessed wholegrain carbs could improve the metabolism and burn fat.
In the Framingham Heart Study, those who had the highest consumption of whole grains were 17 per cent less likely to have excess fat around their belly than those who ate refined grains.
Following these tips could see dieters start to reduce their belly fat.
Another way dieters can aid slimming is by eating more avocados.
Swapping foods high in sugar for an avocado is recommended as it contains healthy fats and only one gram of sugar per fruit, Daria Kantor, founder and CEO of the personal fitness and lifestyle app, TruBe, explained.
This can be used to replace foods high in sugar, such as sweet potatoes.
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