Drink green tea with your workouts! A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that after just two weeks, exercisers who sipped four to five cups of green tea each day and logged 25 minutes at the gym lost more belly fat than their non-tea- drinking counterparts.
Think of each almond as a natural weight-loss pill. A study of overweight and obese adults found that consuming a little more than a quarter cup of the nuts can decrease weight more effectively than a snack comprised of carbohydrates and safflower oil-after just two weeks!
Stephen Colbert may be on to something. UCLA Center for Human Nutrition researchers divided study participants into two groups, each of which were fed a nearly identical low-cal diet for 12 weeks. Just four weeks into the study, the pistachio group reduced their BMI, while the pretzel-eating group stayed the same.
What if you could make 20 percent of your belly disappear this year- poof, just gone? Penn State University researchers compared those who consumed avocado oil with those who consumed a flax-safflower oil blend. Those on the avocado oil diet just three tablespoons daily did the trick-lost nearly 2 percent of their belly fat in just one month.
Focus on your lentil health! In one four-week Spanish study, researchers found that eating a calorie-restricted diet with four weekly servings of legumes aids weight loss more effectively, than an equivalent diet that doesn’t include beans.
VITAMIN D-FORTIFIED YOGURT
Double your weight-loss results. Within four weeks of a 12-week experiment, the Nutrition Journal study saw participants lose two times more fat than the other group when taking vitamin D and calcium found in yogurts.