This low-cal, calcium-rich treat activates the body's fat-burning hormones, say University of Wisconsin researchers. "Plus, because of its high protein content — it contains more than any other dairy product — you'll stay full longer," notes Dr. La Puma. His slimming Rx: "Grate one ounce on soups or salads daily."
Your body burns more calories digesting protein than carbs or fat. Want the leanest meat out there? Opt for turkey, but to cut down even more on saturated fat, choose fish. Go for tuna and salmon; they are full of omega-3s, which help prevent stress chemicals that promote fat abs. Watch out: Cured meats and sausage have a lot of saturated fat. - GoodHousekeeping.com
26 Foods That Fight Belly Fat
These slimming superfoods can melt away that last inch of belly bloat like whoa.
The best things to eat to lose belly fat: Eggs contain vitamin B12, which your body needs to metabolize fat. In fact, researchers at Louisiana State University found that people who ate eggs for breakfast every day lost more weight than those who ate bagels.
Everyone needs a little fat — it controls hunger. Go for monounsaturated fats like olive or canola oil. They will help keep your cholesterol under control and satisfy cravings. Watch out: Steer clear of hydrogenated vegetable oils; they're loaded with unhealthy trans fat. - GoodHousekeeping.com
Beans are low-cal and packed with protein and fiber, which help you tone up and lose weight. Make a bean-heavy dish, such as burritos, instead of meat once a week. You'll cut a lot of saturated fat and replace it with fiber. Watch out: Refried beans are high in saturated fat. Choose plain black, pinto, or other varieties instead. - GoodHousekeeping.com