Most likely, you already know that eating nutritious foods and adhering to a regular fitness routine is crucial for staying fit and toned. However, were you aware that eating certain foods can help you achieve a flatter abdominal contour? Here, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Michaels shares a few of the best foods to eat for a flatter tummy.
Yogurt. The International Journal of Obesity recently published research findings that demonstrate that individuals who consume their daily recommended amount of calcium by eating yogurt instead of other foods may whittle away more inches from the waist than those who consume other sources of calcium. Perhaps the reason is that yogurt contains probiotic bacteria, which helps support regular digestive function. When the digestive system is working properly, individuals may experience less gas, bloating and constipation. This often results in a flatter abdominal profile.
Eggs. Eggs are an excellent source of protein. In addition, they contain a good balance of vital amino acids, which your body uses to generate everything from tissue fibers and muscle to the chemicals in the brain. Getting an ample supply of these muscle-generating building blocks may help you build more muscle mass throughout your abdomen, resulting in the look of a toned tummy.
Apples. Not only will eating an apple a day keep the doctor away, it may also contribute to a flatter belly. This is because a large apple is comprised of five grams of fiber and nearly 85 percent of water, both of which help sustain the feeling of being full, so you don’t overeat. And, as we all know, eating smaller portions of healthy foods is integral to achieving a flatter abdominal profile.
Having Difficulty Achieving a Flat Tummy?
If you work out regularly and follow a healthy diet full of belly fat-blasting foods, but are still having a hard time getting a flatter abdominal profile, Dr. Michaels can help. At Michaels Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Dr. Michaels offers a range of body contouring procedures to help you tone your tummy, including liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat from the abdomen and tummy tuck surgery to eliminate excess skin and repair severely weakened abdominal muscles, for a firmer, flatter tummy.
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Michaels to learn more about your body contouring treatment options, contact Michaels Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery by calling (301) 468-5991 or (703) 957-8610 now.