The Battle Over Belly Fat

Spring is around the corner and time is running out to blast that winter belly!

In fact, many guys of a certain age worry about belly fat. And for lots of us, hitting the gym, starvation diets, and extreme workouts sometimes don’t even do the trick. The key may be in a diet mostly of monounsaturated fats —a healthy fat!

Each of the seven fat-fighting foods below with a balanced diet and consistent exercise routine can help you target hard-to-lose belly fat. Here are 7  fat-fighting favorites.

Top 7 Belly Fat Fighters

Oatmeal. Your morning snack attack is caused by a dip in blood sugar levels. Fiber-rich oatmeal stays in your stomach for hours, staving off a doughnut run. Whole grains in general are a great bet.

Apples. The fiber in just two small apples daily will help ease bloating, fight belly fat, and keep your digestive system regular.

Lean meats. Turkey, chicken, lamb, turkey and beef help you get the protein you need without the added fat.

Green peas. Great source of vitamin K, B1, B2, B3, and C, copper, maganese, and fiber.

Olive oil. Fat controls hunger. Monounsaturated fats like olive or canola oil help keep your cholesterol under control and satisfy nasty cravings.

Almonds. They slim your tummy by keeping it full. A Purdue University study showed that people who ate nuts felt full longer than those who ate rice cakes.

Berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries are full of fiber and natural sugar. Gobble them up over processed snack foods.


Certain food and lifestyle choices can help you reduce fat around your middle but it’s the consistent discipline of a healthy diet and exercise that get you the results you crave. Before starting a new weight reduction program, talk to your doctor for guidance.


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