Yes, most people must eat well-balanced meals and work out regularly to achieve a flat abdomen. However, did you know that eating certain foods in particular can help whittle away inches from your waist? Here, Dr. Paul W. Loewenstein shares three foods that may help you get a flatter abdominal profile.
Apples. Eating an apple a day does more than keep the doctor away. It can also contribute to the look of a firmer, flatter tummy. One large apple is made of almost 85 percent water and has about five grams of fiber, both of which keep you feeling full longer. Hence, eating an apple when you are hungry will satisfy your hunger and keep you from overeating when you finally sit down for your next meal. Eating less at meals or while snacking helps you achieve a flatter stomach contour overall.
Yogurt. Individuals who get their daily recommended amount of calcium from yogurt, versus other calcium sources, lose more inches from their waist than those who consume other calcium-rich foods, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity. Why? Scientists believe that the probiotic bacteria found in yogurt helps keep digestion running smoothly, thereby reducing bloating, gas and constipation. With less bloating and other digestive issues, the abdomen looks flatter.
Eggs. In order to get a toned tummy, you need an ample amount of muscle mass, throughout both your abdomen and your entire body. In order to gain muscle mass, your body needs protein and protein-building amino acids. Eggs contain both, making them a good tool to help build muscle and thus firm up the abdomen.
Not Getting the Tummy-Toning Results You Desire?
If you follow a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise and have perhaps tried eating the tummy-toning foods above, but are still not getting the flat abdominal profile you desire, it may be time to seek help.
At the Milwaukee body contouring plastic surgery practice of Dr. Paul W. Loewenstein, we offer liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) to help patients get the flat, firm tummy they desire. We can do the same for you.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Loewenstein to find out more about your body contouring treatment options, contact his office by calling (800) 614-5097.