If you want to get a flat belly fast, you MUST eat plenty of fat. At the same time, not just any fat will do…some fats are no good at all, while others are health-boosting and fat-burning rockstars! Here are a few of my favorites that I personally eat just about every day.
1. Avocados – Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats as well as loads of vitamins to boot (E, K and C to mention just a few). Not only that, but they pack a serious fiber punch, 5 grams in just a small half cup! Between the fiber and healthy fat content, you’ll have no problem staying full for hours after enjoying a delicious avocado. Makes for a great snack, side dish with dinner, addition to salads, and of course there’s always guacamole!
2. Eggs – Eggs are a great source of fat as well as high quality protein, just make sure you don’t skip out on the yolk! Why? The yolk is by far the most nutritious part of the egg, providing over 11 vitamins and minerals including nearly 100% of the daily RDI of energy-boosting B12 from just 3 eggs daily. They are a great breakfast item, but of course they can be enjoyed at any time of day! I eat breakfast 2 x per day because I love eggs!
3. Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is one of the richest sources of perhaps the most beneficial fat known to man, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs have been shown to improve brain function, lower cholesterol, improve skin and hair health, and best of all: burn more fat!
Combine all three in an omelet for breakfast and you’ll be well on your way to feeling full and burning fat for the rest of the day!
Enjoy your flat belly!
Keeping my eye on you in fitness & nutrition,
Mark Lani CPT, CSN
Las Vegas Personal Trainer
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Sports Nutritionist