What to Eat to Get Rid of Your Belly Pooch (3:36)
The firm, flat, sexy stomach of your dreams isn’t that far out of reach – Dr. Oz has the secrets to fight your belly bulge. He’s identified scientific strategies to shrink your body’s fat cells, tighten your core, kill your hunger, detoxify your digestive tract and more. These fast, simple belly blasters will help you look and feel better. Learn these effective tips and kiss your bloated belly goodbye!
1. Rev Your Metabolism with Hot Pepper Jelly
The first step to blasting belly fat is to rev your metabolism. Ignite your body’s fat-burning engines by eating hot pepper jelly. This condiment is packed with capsaicin, a chemical that puts the kick in peppers and speeds metabolism up to 20% for 30 minutes after you eat it. Take advantage of these benefits early in the day by having 2 tablespoons of hot pepper jelly every morning. Spread it on a whole wheat English muffin or eggs. It costs around $5 and you can find it at most supermarkets and online.
2. Shrink Your Fat Cells with Catechin and CLA
The fat around your belly that covers your organs is called the omentum; it’s the most dangerous type of fat because it raises inflammation in your entire body. The fat cells that comprise the omentum don’t multiply as you introduce more fat to the body, instead they expand and get larger. You can combat their growth and shrink your belly by draining the fat out of these cells. Catechin and CLA work together to trigger this process.
CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acid. It’s been shown to reduce fat and increase lean body mass. CLA works by facilitating the process by which your cells release fat. Additionally, catechins help your body burn off fat. Studies have shown that these antioxidants incite fat breakdown. Working together, these chemicals make it easy for your body to blast fat from your core.
You can get catechins from green tea. For maximum benefit, drink 2 cups every morning. Let the tea steep for 20 minutes and drink it warm. You can add natural sweetener to the drink if you dislike the bitter taste. CLA is found in supplement form. Take 3,400 mg daily.