Well hello deliciousness!
Keep the afternoon junk food munchies away with great nibbles. Here are seven flat-belly snack options for you to try…
Snack Option 1
Eating low-energy dense foods like water-packed celery helped women consume nearly 1 200 fewer kilojoules a day in one study.
Snack Option 2
Blend half a cup roasted red peppers, a quarter cup crumbled feta cheese, one teaspoon garlic and half a teaspoon olive oil
until smooth. Serve dip with half a cup each broccoli and carrots.
Snack Option 3
Compared with other nuts, pecans have the most monounsaturated fat – the healthy kind that fights belly blubber.
Total: 1 080kJ
Snack Option 4
This juicy treat is chock-full of arginine, an amino acid that one study shows enhances fat oxidation and boosts lean muscle. Can’t find watermelon? Swap the smoothie for 90g raw almonds – another good source of arginine.
Snack Option 5
A sprinkle of cinnamon may boost weight loss, according to a US study. The spice’s polyphenols help regulate blood sugar, keeping hunger pangs at bay.
Snack Option 6
Crunch carrots in the afternoon and you’ll munch less at dinner. The fibre helps keep you satisfied.
Snack Option 7
Take your time enjoying this treat. A study found that the longer you chew almonds, the more of their healthy, satiety-boosting fats you may absorb.