While there's sadly no magic pill to help keep your physique streamlined (here's hoping), it is possible to eat to your way to a flatter stomach according to leading nutritionist and author of Fat Around the Middle, Dr Marilyn Glenville (the bestselling book has already helped people of all fitness levels change their bodies with its simple, easy-to-follow eating and exercise plan). If you’re looking to lose weight or just want to tone-up before your summer holiday – have a look at these flat-stomach foods... You might just be surprised.
Research has shown that leucine, one of the essential amino acids found in eggs, can help with weight loss by stabilising blood sugar levels and encouraging the body to shed fat. They are also a perfect protein source that – eaten in the morning – will make you feel less hungry throughout the day.
The good quality protein in fish slows down the rate that the stomach processes food and delays the passage of the carbohydrates with it. As soon as you add a protein (be it animal or vegetable) to a carbohydrate, you change it into a slower releasing carbohydrate that will keep your sugar levels at bay. Fish is also an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids that will make your metabolism more efficient.