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Foods to Replace to Get Flat Stomach

You know that some of the foods you eat are not helping you get flat belly or lose weight. But you don’t want to become a Vegan get the perfect body. Well, you don’t have to. In the last article I told you about 10 simple changes in your food habits that can result in flat belly. Here are 9 tips on what food to replace to lose some pounds and get into shape.

Replace these Foods to Lose Stomach Fat

1. Use squash instead of a lot of cheese
By adding pureed butternut squash to half the cheese mixture in foods like macaroni and cheese, quesadillas, or grilled sandwiches will reduce the calorie count without altering the taste of the food. Squash is high in vitamins and potassium, so not only will your food have less fat and calories, it will be healthier.

2. Use greens to wrap your meat
Instead of eating meats that are between two slices of bread, wrap them in a large lettuce leaf or some other leafy green such as bok choy, romaine lettuce, or Chinese cabbage. You’ll be reducing your intake of carbohydrates that can add belly fat.

3. Use avocados instead of mayonnaise
Ripe avocados will make your sandwich moist like mayonnaise, and have good fat instead of bad fat. This can also lower your cholesterol.

4. Make your pancakes healthier
Cornmeal is healthier than traditional flour. It has a higher fiber content, as well as magnesium. For healthier pancakes, replace half your flour with cornmeal. They’ll have a great texture and be better for you.

5. Make sure you get all the vitamins from your cereal
If you’ve taken the steps to eat healthier breakfast cereals, you probably aren’t getting all the nutrition from it that you should. In order to do so, you need to drink the milk in the bowl. As much as 40 percent of the nutritional vitamins from your cereal will dissolve into the milk, so drinking it makes it healthier for you.

6. Keep frozen bananas on hand
Frozen bananas are great for making smoothies that are healthy and nutritious. They’re sweet, so they eliminate the need for sugary ingredients. Frozen, they have the cold state for good thick smoothies and won’t go bad quickly like they can if they’re unfrozen.

7. Eat chocolate
Yes, you read correctly. So often, people ignore their cravings for chocolate because they feel it is “bad” for them. Dark chocolate, however, is lower in fat and very high in antioxidants, so eating it will both satisfy your cravings and give you a healthy snack. You can also shave dark chocolate into dishes like barbecue sauce or chili. It gives it a good flavor boost, and will help you prevent heart disease as well as keep your cholesterol at a good level. If you want a good night-time snack, take two tablespoons of dark chocolate and melt it in the microwave. Stir it with 4 ounces of vanilla yogurt and top it with about a tablespoon of almond slivers.

8. Make your dips yourself
Store-bought dips can be very high in fat content and calories. If you prepare your dips yourself, however, you can greatly reduce the fat and calories. Just use fat-free sour cream or yogurt. You can mix it with an equal portion of salsa or add herbs and/or lemon. Whatever flavor you choose will be much healthier for you this way.

9. Purchase nuts that are in shells
If you have to spend time shelling the nuts, you’ll spend less time eating big handfuls of them. Nuts in and of themselves can be healthy, especially pistachios, almonds and walnuts. If, however, you eat too many, they become like any other food you overeat and will cause you to
gain weight

The above 9 tips about replacement foods you can go for to shred the extra pounds and get flat belly.

Diet Drinks for Weight Loss

What to drink during diet?

As you probably know, the average amount of fluids which you must drink in order to preserve the normal functioning of your body is 1, 5 -2 liters daily. That is the minimum which you should drink, it does not matter if you follow certain diet or not. So, in case if you still do not know or you just forget, check out below what kind of drinks will be very beneficial for you during your diet.

Water:
The mineral water is the healthiest drink on the planet. You can add a little bit of lemon juice to it and that way you will have great source of vitamin C and it will also greatly help you against any digestion or intestinal problems. A glass of water with lemon juice every morning during your diet will make you feel cheerful and full of energy. Of course you can use and other fruits which contain a lot of vitamins such as oranges, pineapples and apples.

Tea:
The properties and the magical abilities of the tea are different and highly depend on the type and the method of preparation. The Black tea is the best cold refreshing drink. The green tea can be consumed hot or cold, it does not matter and it will always stimulate and refresh you during your diet. Many other herbal teas will help your body to function properly and they will definitely improve your health in general. You should drink your tea without sugar during your diet, just use one spoon of honey and the pleasure which you will feel is inevitable.

Coffee
It is one of the most controversial drinks- to drink or not coffee during diet. The opinion of the specialists is divided. Some think that it must be absolutely prohibited during dirt while others think that there is nothing wrong to stimulate your body with energy during diet. All we know is that it will not damage your body and weight loss efforts, so the decision is yours.

Milk:
The benefits of milk are also controversial during diet. Just try to have milk separated from the rest of the meals during your diet. As you know, milk contains calcium and many other minerals and vitamins. Try to have milk which contains less calories and everything should be fine during your diet.

Alcohol:
We just wanted to remind you that the alcohol is absolutely prohibited during your diet. If you can resist the temptation try to have some light cocktail, do not drink hard liquors such as whiskey and vodka. The best alcohol which you drink during diet is cognac, because it will help your digestion and will cleanse the blood vessels. Try to avoid liqueurs which contain large quantities of sugar. A glass of wine is always great because it will regulate your blood pleasure and also contain many useful minerals and vitamins.

As you see some drink will help you a lot during your diet, some will not. If you try to live healthier and lose weight quickly the information above will help you to make the decision.

Detox Diet Recipes

Recipes for Detox Diet to Cleanse Your Body

At Burn Belly.com we not only help you to lose belly fat but also will help you to have a healthy body. There is an old image associated with the term detoxification, that being someone who is strung out on alcohol or drugs trying to get clean. Not anymore! Now we are talking about detox diets, and some studies suggest that virtually everybody could benefit from them. They detoxify the body by removing impurities from the colon, liver, blood system and other organs that accumulate unhealthy toxins over the course of several years. That seems like a good reason why so many people are trying detox diets.

If the body is a temple, then keeping it clean is the right thing to do. You wouldn’t let your home get too dirty, the same should be true for the body. And the best way to clean out all the pollutants, pesticides, fast food fat, added hormones and chemical preservatives is with a detox diet.

What follows are three tasty recipes for detox diets. Try them if you’d like to get rid of the garbage in your system or lose weight.

1: Vegetable Broth
Ingredients:
1 head fresh broccoli
1 c. fresh spinach leaves
2 stalks of celery
1 pot of distilled water

Instructions: Chop the vegetables into fine pieces. Add to the pot of water, cover, then bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain, discarding any solids and use the broth. All of the nutrients will now be in the water for a delicious and effective colon cleanser.

2: Hearty Tomato-Based Detox Soup
Ingredients:
1 head green cabbage
2 med. green peppers
1 onion
3 stalks of celery
3 carrots
1/2 lb. pound green beans (fresh or frozen)
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 pot of distilled water

Cut cabbage into strips. Chop remaining ingredients into small pieces of equal size (preparing the beans as needed). Add all ingredients to the water and cover. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for a few hours. Bon appetit!

3: Lemon and Citrus Detox Beverage

Lemon is high in Vitamin C, bioflavonoids and citric acid. Perhaps that’s why it’s becoming one of the more popular ingredients for detox diets. Here is a beverage that incorporates lemon, and it’s tasty, too!

Ingredients:
1 c. grapefruit juice
Juice from a large lemon
2 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. flax seed oil
1 scoop all natural protein powder, flavor of your choice
Optional: replace 1 c. grapefruit juice with 1/2 c. grapefruit juice and 1/2 c. orange juice.
Optional: 1 clove crushed garlic (yes, garlic)

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. If possible, drink it when you’re stomach is empty. Be ready! This one will clean you out.

Recipes for detox diets will help cleanse your digestive system and other parts of your body quickly. Be sure to follow the directions of any diet you are following, and only for as long as recommended. It is always a good idea to talk to your trusted medical professional before making any major changes to your diet.