When I was trying to lose weight last year, I was exercising regularly (mostly strength training and running), but I spent more time cleaning up my diet. After a few months of hard work, I dropped a dress size and shrunk my midsection. These are the seven foods I ate regularly in order to get rid of my belly fat. Spoiler alert: I didn’t have to give up carbs.
I started eating more protein when I started exercising more and trying to reduce my belly fat. I’m vegan, so I chose to eat more tofu since it’s my favorite plant-based protein and it’s easy to meal prep with. It kept me full for longer and prevented me from snacking throughout the day.
Berries are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and they’re known to be a belly-fat-fighting food. I loved putting berries into my smoothies or snacking on them instead of eating refined sugar.