The 5 Tastiest Snacks that Flatten Your Stomach…
Here are my 5 most favorite snacks not just because they’re tasty, convenient, and easy to make, but because the combination of fiber, fat, and protein helps boost your metabolism, trim stubborn fat and, yes, flatten your stomach.
#1 “With a Smear”…
Take some hearts of celery and fill in the groove with some organic almond butter or peanut butter. This snack travels well in tuperware, and makes a terrific pre-workout snack. The overall calories are low and this really fills you up without slowing you down. Great for “slow-release” energy.
#2 “The Double A”…(apple ‘n’ almonds)
The apple is the perfect food for a snack especially if coupled with some fat and or protein (i.e. string cheese). Try combining it with about a dozen almonds; the fat and protein slows the entrance of the sugar into the bloodstream for sustained energy, and keeps hunger away.
#3 “Whey to Go”…
According to one French study, consuming whey before exercise supports fat burning and may help with gaining or maintaining lean body mass. I suggest a whey protein shake made with either water alone or with frozen berries. The berries add fiber, nutrients, some extra carbohydrates, and make for a more delicious drink.
#4 “Berry Cheesy”…
Berries are loaded with phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber, and are low in sugar. Mix a bowl of berries with a piece of organic string cheese for the perfect pre-workout snack. The string cheese has 8 grams of protein, some fat to keep hunger at bay, and only about 80 calories. Plus it’s an excellent source of calcium.
#5 “TG/ Too Good”…
The initials of this snack stand for turkey and grapes. It’s a perfectly matched trifecta of protein, carbs and low-calories to take the edge off your hunger.
Suggestion: Go for fresh turkey whenever possible as the packaged kind is high in sodium and nitrates, and go for red or purple grapes as they have a higher antioxidant content.
By keeping blood sugar even, and insulin levels in the ideal “zone”, you’ll be turning your body from a fat storage machine into one that eats fat for breakfast.
Belly fat, watch out!
Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS
P.S. The key to burning ugly and dangerous belly fat is not just about what you DO eat; it has even more to do with what you DON’T eat.
There are 2 specific types of food that you should avoid at all costs – that is, unless you want to be sick, fat, depressed, tired and stressed. These foods are everywhere and you probably eat them every single day without even knowing it.
I get asked about this a lot so I put together a funny little presentation that explains it all. You’ll discover exactly what foods to eat and which ones to avoid so you can turn yourself from a fat storing machine into a fat burning machine.
I am not sure how much longer I’ll have this presentation up, so please go watch it now.