We all want a flat belly now that summer is on the way and we’re getting ready to rock our bikinis. Having a flat belly involves more than just cutting calories and getting enough exercise (though those two things are pretty important). The foods you choose and the things you do over the course of a day also contribute. So, courtesy of the experts at All You magazine, I’ve broken down your all day game plan for the flat belly you crave.
1. Start Your Day with a Bowl of Hot Oatmeal
Oatmeal is packed with fiber, a nutrient that fills you up for hours. That means you won’t be rushing to the vending machine for some Cheetos before your first hour at work has even passed. According to research, increasing your soluble fiber intake (that’s what kind is in oatmeal), helps reduce belly fat proportionally. Toss in some berries or apple chunks to add even more fiber to your meal.