When it comes to burning fat, particularly from your belly, the main thing is, of course, plenty of exercise to get your metabolism racing and your core muscles strengthening. However, it is just as much about what you put into your body as what you do with it in a work out environment. Here are fifteen of the **best food swaps to lose belly fat. **
1. Fruit Juice for Green Tea
This delicious tea still gives you a hint of nature and sweetness, but it also provides amazing metabolism boosting and appetite suppressing properties.
2. Mayo for Avocado
This one’s a no brainer! A smashed avocado can give you all of the creamy goodness and texture that mayo provides, but with none of the bad calories and all of the good fats.
3. Corn Oil for Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is an indispensable ingredient when it comes to diet and fat burning. It is a lower calorie, lower bad fat, higher nutrition alternative to pretty much any other kind of cooking oil.
4. Salad Dressing for Avocado Oil
Even a little bit of salad dressing can add a lot of calories to a meal, so the best thing to do is replace it will healthier avocado oil.
5. Candy for Dark Chocolate
If you are craving something sweet, then stay away from general candy and always opt for a square of dark chocolate, it’s much better for you.
6. Protein Powders for Spirulina
Spirulina has just as many positive effects, and is a much more natural alternative. You don’t want to become reliant on GMO manufactured protein powders.
7. Bagel for Greek Yoghurt
If you tend to have a bagel in the morning, make the effort to swap it for a bowl of Greek yoghurt with some fresh fruit and berries thrown in. A change of scenery and much heathier!
8. Bacon for Eggs
Bacon is one of the biggest enemies in the losing belly fat fight, and with so many different things that you can do with eggs for breakfast, there is no excuse not to switch!
9. Burger for Tuna
If you want something that is going to give you a nice meaty bite without all of the unwanted fat, then a tuna steak in place of a burger is perfect.
10. White Rice for Brown Rice
This is a simple switch that you will barely even notice, but it can make such a difference to your body in the long term.
11. Cereals for Oat Meal
Supermarket cereals have so much hidden sugar in them, you are better off with some tasty oat meal instead.
12. Potato Chips for Nuts
When you want a nice crunchy snack in between meals, opt for a handful of nuts over a bag of potato chips.
13. Soda for Lemon Water
Avoid all the sugar of soda but keep an acidic twist with some nice fresh lemon water.
14. French Fries for Sweet Potato
Sweet potato is the much healthier cousin of the white potato, but still don’t fry, go for baked or mash!