7 Diet Tips to Follow If You Want A Flat Tummy

by Estelle Low
WEIGHT LOSS  |  January 15, 2018
  • Abs are made in the kitchen
    1 / 8 Abs are made in the kitchen

    A flat tummy is possible only if you start eating right. Here, seven personal trainers from Ultimate Performance offer their best diet tips to banish belly fat for good.

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  • 1. Choose dark green leafy vegetables
    2 / 8 1. Choose dark green leafy vegetables

    These tend to be richer in vitamins and minerals and help to detoxify the body. Kale and spinach are good examples.

    – Caroline Yeo

    (Also read: 7 Best Foods For A Good Detox)

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  • 2. Start your day with a high-protein, low-carb breakfast
    3 / 8 2. Start your day with a high-protein, low-carb breakfast

    Try eggs and lean meat or a vegetable omelette. These foods will keep you feeling full longer than a high-carb breakfast.

    – Chu Sean

    (Also read: 3 Delicious & Healthy Breakfast Foods All Women Should Eat)

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  • 3. Lower your carb intake
    4 / 8 3. Lower your carb intake

    If you have a fair bit of weight to lose, try a low-carb diet for a minimum of 14 days. This seems to work the best at tightening the core and reducing inflammation in the body.

    – Joa Rivas

    (Also read: 7 Best Carbs to Eat Even When You’re Trying to Lose Weight)

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  • 4. Be consistent with your diet
    5 / 8 4. Be consistent with your diet

    There is no single magic diet. Low-carb, no carbs, Paleo, et cetera – they all work. The key to lose tummy fat is to be in a calorie deficit throughout your planned dieting period. Consistency is key.

    – Evy Bellina

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  • 5. Avoid alcohol
    6 / 8 5. Avoid alcohol

    Alcohol slows down your fat-loss efforts. After you drink, the alcohol calories take priority as fuel in the body, over other sources. This means that your body won’t start burning fat until it metabolises those alcohol calories.

    – Kate Yeo

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  • 6. Invest in a quality probiotic
    7 / 8 6. Invest in a quality probiotic

    70 per cent of your immune system is located in your gut. If it doesn’t function well, a host of issues will result, including the inability to lose weight. Good gut health ensures less bloating and helps keep your tummy flat. A better digestive system also means that the food you consume will be broken down and better absorbed to nourish your body.

    – Jomel Law

    (Also read: Eat This Superfood If You Often Experience Bloating & Indigestion)

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  • 7. Stay away from processed foods
    8 / 8 7. Stay away from processed foods

    Ensure that your main meals comprise of protein, vegetables and healthy fat. Processed foods are high in sugar, refined carbs and artificial ingredients. Plus, they make you crave for more so you’re likelier to overeat.

    – Natalie Kuan

    (Also read: 7 Worst Ingredients to Add to Your Hot Pot)

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