With spring break just around the corner, I know I’ll most likely be in a swimsuit for the majority of my trip and I want to look and feel my best. Recently, I have slightly switched up my diet and seen changes in my stomach. Keeping your food intake consistent in terms of portions and relatively eating around the same time each day will help with digestion and decrease your chances of looking bloated. Along with a ton of water (I’m currently trying to drink a gallon a day), burning calories at the gym and eating these foods, you will well be on your way to a flat tummy for the beach!
I know that by being in college, especially living in residence halls without access to a kitchen or a car to get to a grocery store can make it extra difficult to get healthy food into your body. The food choices I included below are all available to me at either campus dining halls, campus marketplaces or both. This way, hopefully, you don’t need to go out and drive somewhere to pick up these flat stomach foods or spend extra money outside of meal swipes if you don’t want to!
- Greek Yogurt – This is a quick snack and also is packed with active cultures, which act as probiotics that help with digestion. My favorite brand is Chobani in the raspberry flavor and I have been eating one yogurt at least 3 or 4 days a week.
- Almonds – Almonds have healthy fats and also give me energy. After eating a handful of almonds, I don’t feel hungry anymore and they cure any craving I have for sugar in the moment.
- Berries – From blueberries, raspberries to blackberries you can’t go wrong. They are all loaded with antioxidants which help with workout progress and recovery. Once again, berries have fiber and will help you feel full and satisfied.
- Spinach – I love this leafy green because I can add it to various foods such as pasta, scrambled eggs and sandwiches. So, there are many ways you can eat spinach without having to just eat it by itself. Plus, spinach is very low calorie when compared to broccoli and other green veggies.
- Turkey – Turkey is the leanest meat in terms of a protein source. With fewer few calories, turkey helps build lean muscle and is not hard on the body for digestion.
There are numerous other food sources that support a lean and tight stomach, but these are the foods I have personally made an effort to include in my diet to support my workouts. I also encourage whey protein to be utilized in a diet plan. It supports muscle building and burns fat at the same time! Take a look at my last article in lieu and check out why I love whey protein so much.
*Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to increase the digestion process and moderate your metabolism.