Fat retention around your stomach is often a sign of toxic buildup in your digestive system. When your body is toxic from the foods you eat, your gut tries to protect you as best as it can. One of the ways this happens is your body retains fat in order to store the toxins.
Detoxifying To Lose Fat
Detoxifying is an excellent step towards losing belly fat. Here are some steps that will help you detoxify your system.
The type of foods you eat, and the order in which you eat them, can contribute to bloating. While there’s an in-depth explanation of food combining in The Beauty Detox Solution, here are a few tips for reducing belly bloat:
Drink water or liquids 30 minutes prior to, and 60 minutes after meals (not while eating)
Pay attention to which foods make you feel bloated after you eat them. Along with these tips, you can also reduce belly fat by eating healthy foods that will help keep your stomach slender.
5 Belly Fat Burning Foods
Let’s take a look at some foods that will reduce bloating, and will help you detox to eliminate belly fat.
1. Glowing Green Smoothie
I realize this is almost always my top recommendation, but there’s a reason the GGS® is my signature drink. It is low in calories, high in fiber, and packed with nutrition. That means it fills you up and provides you with the nutrients and enzymes your body needs for peak performance.
Because it’s blended, it requires minimal energy for your body to digest, allowing the nutrients to be used for beauty, energy, and fat burning.
These nutritious little seeds are great for fat loss because they help stabilize blood sugar and improve your sensitivity to insulin. They also contain lots of fiber, vitamins, minerals, Omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. Insulin is one of your body’s primary fat storage hormones. Improving insulin sensitivity can reduce the amount of insulin circulating in your bloodstream, which can lead to fat loss.
Chia seeds are capable of absorbing 10-15 times their weight in water, which is a great way to keep your body hydrated. Chia seeds produce a gel coating when wet, which reduces calorie absorption from some of the foods we digest, and aids in weight loss.
Cayenne increases metabolism and helps you burn calories because it’s spicy, which causes your temperature to rise. When your body temperature increases, it goes into a cooldown mode, which will make your body burn calories!
The great thing about cayenne is that it is so easy to incorporate into meals. Add it to your salad, some quinoa pasta, or soup, and you’ll increase your body’s thermogenesis.
4. Oat Groats
Oat groats are oats in their most basic form – a real whole grain. Research has shown that eating whole grains can help increase weight loss. Oat groats are also gluten-free and are a low glycemic food, meaning they won’t spike your blood sugar, and are less likely to cause a belly bloat. Oats help reduce blood pressure, which also supports healthy digestion.
Soak them overnight, rinse, and then blend with water, stevia, and a little bit of cinnamon for a healthy oatmeal dish.
Fresh greens will help fill you up, and provide enzymes for optimal digestion. They are also high in fiber and nutrients and don’t raise your blood sugar. They are low in calories and carbohydrates, which is excellent for a weight loss diet.
Greens go well beyond lettuce and spinach. I encourage you to try kale, arugula, cabbage, endive, fennel, purslane, parsley, and other nutritious organic greens for a delicious way to rid yourself of fat. Let me know which combination is your favorite.
The abdomen is a difficult area to tone, and even the most confident people may be insecure about their belly. Applying the tips in this post will help you achieve your goals.