If you want to lose weight, you have to do without fat, it used to be said. Because without fat on the plate, none of it gets to the stomach and hips. Sounds logical too, doesn’t it? In fact, however, this theory is long outdated, say nutritionists today. Because fat does not make you fat – on the contrary. If you eat the right fats, you will even lose weight and get rid of your stomach.
Fat makes you fat? No, not at all!
How does it work? A basic distinction is made between saturated and monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fatty acids. Saturated fats are found in animal foods such as meat and cheese. Polyunsaturated acids, e.g. B. omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids, are found in plant products such as olive oil, avocados, nuts, or sea fish. And it is precisely these fats that work wonders. Instead of immediately migrating towards belly fat, polyunsaturated acids regulate the metabolism and ensure that the love handles are broken down there. Great right? And this slimming effect is intensified if we switch to a carbohydrate-reduced diet at the same time, i.e. pay a little less attention to bread, pasta, and chocolate than usual. Simply put together a colorful menu with lots of vegetables, salad, fish, and dairy products, and bring the delicious tummy tuck booster avocado to the table several times a day. Additionally, use plenty of olive oil and ditch saturated or chemically hydrogenated fats from convenience foods. Important: Drink 2-3 liters of unsweetened beverages daily. With our interval workout (see below) you’ll burn a lot of extra calories. Depending on your starting weight, you can easily lose up to 3 kilos in one week. And especially on the stomach. Yay!
My belly is off thanks to avocado snacks
- Fruity Salad
Whether as a starter or in between – a fruity avocado salad always works. Assemble your favorite salad on a plate and dress it up with 1/2 avocado, 1 handful of strawberries, and 1 handful of blueberries. Serve with a fruity vinaigrette.
- Bread spread
For a classic spread, you only need 4 ingredients: 1 avocado, 1-2 cloves of garlic, salt, and pepper. Simply mash the flesh with a fork and mix in the finely chopped garlic, season – done.
- Chocolate cream
In a blender, puree 1 avocado, 3 tsp cocoa, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, some maple syrup, and 2 leaves of mint. Garnish with a few blueberries and eat them as a dessert or as a bedtime treat.
- green smoothie
Place 1/2 avocado, 1 stick of celery, 1/3 cucumber, 1 handful of lettuce, and 2 diced apples in a blender with a handful of ice cubes. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy for breakfast or as a snack between meals. Bottom-up! More smoothie recipes can be found here.
Belly off thanks to interval training
Repeat each exercise for 30 seconds as fast as you can. After that, you can rest for 20 seconds. After 3 rounds, the power workout is over.
- Ball lunge
Stand up straight, hold the ball straight in front of you, and tighten your stomach. Now take a big step forward with one leg and bend your knees with the other. The ball moves to the side. Now return to the starting position, and switch sides. Repeat for 30 seconds. This trains your buttocks and thighs.
- Squats with a ball
Stand up straight. Hold the ball in front of your chest and clench your hands tightly. Now bend your knees and stretch your butt far back. Repeat for 30 seconds.
- jump rope
“Rope Skipping” trains endurance, coordination, jumping power, abs, legs, and bottom. More is not possible! Grab the rope in both hands and jump as fast as you can for 30 seconds. But be careful: tripping hazard. As a beginner, take it easy.