7 Foods To Get Rid Of The Pot Belly | The Fitness Cafe

April 27, 201723960

Having that extra layer of stomach fat is a big problem for most of us these days. Until you follow a heavy exercising regime, the fat layer is bound to keep coming back and never disappear completely. But worry not! There is no need to get on a very rigid diet anymore and quit half way. Instead just add these food items to your normal diet and lose those extra layers of fat. 

Unsweetened Oatmeal

Oatmeal is the perfect weight loss and health food. It is fiber rich and thus improves digestion. Being low in calories and fats, it also makes you feel full for longer hours. Starting your day with a bowl of unsweetened oat meals is an amazing way to get a thinner waist line. 


The in between meals hunger pangs can be dealt with eating a bowl of fat fighting nuts. Even though, nuts are known to have a high calorie count they help trim your waistline with the fat fighting ingredients. Many monounsaturated fat rich diets have been surveyed, to find out their abdominal fat reducing traits.  

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Olive Oil

As seen in the case of nuts, monounsaturated fats help increase metabolism, thus reducing fat deposition in the body. Olive oil, rich in  monounsaturated fats, helps lose the extra layers around the belly as it is rich in monounsaturated fats.

Leafy Greens

Cabbage, kale, spinach and collards may not taste very good but they go a long way in getting a flat toned stomach. It is important to begin including leafy vegetables in daily diet as a salad, a cooked vegetable or just as a part of your favourite smoothie.  


Dark Chocolate

Who said weight loss has to be boring when you get to eat chocolate. A study from  the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences reveals that consuming dark chocolate reduces abdominal fat. Dark chocolate contains traces of healthy fats and antioxidants that increase metabolic rate and if consumed in regulated amounts can help lose weight.

Peanut Butter

Another source of monounsaturated fat, peanut butter is not only good for the heart but at the same time a means to get rid of extra fat in the body. The processed peanut butter may contain added sugars which can be harmful. It is important to stick to the organic version with less artificial sweeteners in order to lose weight.  

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Green tea

As has been suggested by many surveys over the years, green tea is rich in antioxidants and catechins that speed up the metabolism of a body, thus burning the extra fat for energy. Journal of Nutrition conducted a survey in 2009 that talked about many people losing abdominal fat by a regular consumption of green tea for 12 weeks.


These foods can go a long way in getting rid of the extra few pounds and get a flat tummy. These food items along with a bit of exercise can work miracles. Get started and you aren’t far from achieving the perfect flat belly.

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