You know that following a healthy, well-balanced diet and exercising routinely is the most effective way to get a toned figure. However, did you know that making certain nutritious foods part of your diet can help boost your efforts to achieve a toned tummy? Here, Dr. Rafael Cabrera shares the best foods for a flat belly.
Studies have shown that individuals who included foods containing monounsaturated fats, such as nuts and nut butters, in their diet lost more belly fat than those who consumed the same number of calories but did not eat as much monounsaturated fats. So, go ahead and eat your favorite nuts—just make sure you moderate your intake. About ¼ cup of nuts or a tablespoon of nut butter a day should do the trick.
Greek yogurt is high in protein, which helps to build lean muscle mass. That’s an advantage of eating low-fat or nonfat Greek yogurt in itself. In addition, Greek yogurt contains probiotic bacteria, which helps regulate digestive function and may combat bloating. Sound digestion + no bloating = flat belly.
Whole in One
Research demonstrates that people who incorporate whole grains into their daily diets have less abdominal fat than those who eat refined, or processed, grains. That is why getting a healthy daily dose of whole grains is beneficial for those who are trying to lose inches from their waist. Try eating three cups of air-popped popcorn or a serving of quinoa, which, as an added bonus, also contains muscle-building protein.
Need Help Achieving a Flat Belly?
If you are following a healthy diet and regular exercise routine, but still cannot achieve a flat belly, consider visiting Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton for help. Often, massive weight loss, pregnancy or simply the natural aging process can leave individuals with loose excess skin and severely weakened abdominal muscles that do not respond to healthy lifestyle efforts. Also, some people have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Surgical intervention may be necessary to address these aesthetic concerns. Fortunately, body contouring surgeon Dr. Cabrera can help. He offers a range of body sculpting treatment options to help you get the flat belly you deserve.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Cabrera to learn more about your body contouring plastic surgery treatment options, contact Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton by calling (561) 393-6400.