Matcha makes green tea's waist-shrinking effects more noticeable. A Journal of Chromatography study discovered that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the belly-fat-melting catechin in the bright brew, is 137 times more concentrated than in green tea. 

Matcha Tea

Depending on the loaf, bread can help or hamper abdominal fat loss. Choose sprouted grain toast over white bread. "Sprouted whole grains tend to have a different flavor profile, but they have a lot of health benefits because— 

Sprouted Bread

Replace mayo and mustard with guac. Avocados fight belly fat. Monounsaturated fats make them filling and slimming.  


Eggs' protein and choline make them a nutritious breakfast and dinner alternative. But don't waste the yolks. Sunny goodness contains half the egg's protein.  


Chocolate's natural oil, cocoa butter, contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fats (including fat-burning oleic acid) and saturated fats, which are usually avoided. Yet, one-third of cocoa's lipids are stearic acid, a saturated fat that doesn't raise blood fat levels as much as others.  

Dark Chocolate

Peanuts also burn tummy fat. This multipurpose nut contains genistein, which inhibits obesity genes and fat storage. 

Peanuts & Peanut Butter

Garlic supplemented mice on a high-fat diet shed more visceral abdominal fat—the fat around your organs that might cause metabolic issues—than those who didn't. As if you needed another cause to sprinkle.


VOmega-3-rich wild salmon may help you show off your abs. Omega-3 fats helped people lose weight and keep it off, according to PLoS One. Wild salmon has higher anti-inflammatory omega-3s than farmed salmon.

Wild Salmon