Many women dream of achieving a flat stomach, but it's definitely easier said than done. If you're tired of cranking out crunches or joining new weight loss programs to no avail, it's time to rethink your cooking choices. Check out the four best ingredients doctors swear by for losing unwanted tummy fat.
Eggs are like the Holy Grail of weight loss foods. You can't find a better way to get protein and nutrients all in one. According to Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, PhD, the amount of protein and fat (don't worry, it's the healthy kind!) in eggs allows them to fill you up to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Scrambled eggs, anyone?
Leafy greans can also help you shed major abdominal pounds. According to David Zinczenko, founder of the Zero Belly Diet, greens have folate, which helps prevent the formation of fat cells. As much as we all love to hate salads, you gotta eat what you gotta eat to get the flat stomach of your dreams.
Just like eggs, oats are another key ingredient to help you feel full and avoid overeating, according to a series of scientific reviews from the British Journal of Nutrition. The reviews also found that eating low-grain oats was correlated to having a lower BMI. We know what we're having for breakfast tomorrow.
Last but not least, another vegetable! Before you start groaning, listen to celery's numerous benefits. According to nutritionist Lorna Driver-Davies, celery has a high amount of potassium and can help limit your water retention. At only about 18 calories, a serving of celery will have you well on your way to a flat stomach in no time!