By Shawn McKee
Look at the food you’re feeding your body and replace some of the belly busters with slimming treats. You know you can’t eat 4,000 calories a day and get great abs, but it’s not just about the calorie count when it comes to a flat stomach – it’s also about the food.
“All things being equal, if your daily caloric intake is set at 1,400 calories, a diet of nutrient-rich foods is going to keep you fuller longer, reducing your cravings and giving you more energy, compared to the same number of calories of less nutritious food, which will help you on your road to a better body,” says registered dietitian Tracey Ryan.
The five foods you’ll need for flatter abs will help you be healthier and leaner. Plus, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by some of our diet suggestions.