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12 Belly Flattening Carbs You Should Eat To Stay Energized and Satisfied!

Carbs often get a bad rap, but it’s time to debunk the myths and celebrate the ones that can actually help you achieve a flatter tummy! Join us on a delicious adventure as we unveil 12 carb superstars that will not only complement your meals but also contribute to a trimmer waistline. Forget the one-size-fits-all approach – it’s all about making smart choices. These belly-flattening champions will prove that carbs can be your allies in maintaining a healthy weight and achieving that coveted flat belly you’ve been dreaming of. Get ready to embrace a world of flavor and nutrition that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized!


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Start your day with a bowl of oats to kickstart your metabolism. Oats are rich in beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber that aids in digestion and prolonged satiety, making them a perfect breakfast option for a flat belly.


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Quinoa isn’t just a trendy superfood; it’s a gluten-free grain that acts as a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. Its high fiber content helps prevent bloating and keeps you satiated longer.

Green Bananas

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Green bananas are high in resistant starch, which resists digestion and feeds your healthy gut bacteria, reducing bloating and promoting a flat belly.

Sweet Potatoes

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Swap out white potatoes for sweet potatoes. They’re lower on the glycemic index, which means they’re digested slower and won’t spike your blood sugar. Plus, they’re packed with fiber and vitamins A and C.


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Barley is a hearty grain that’s loaded with fiber, particularly beta-glucan. It promotes healthy bacteria in the gut, which is essential for a flat belly and overall health.

Brown Rice

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Switching from white to brown rice can have significant benefits. Brown rice has more fiber, which means it keeps your digestive system running smoothly.


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Chickpeas are not only a great source of plant-based protein but also rich in fiber. They help control appetite and reduce calorie intake at meals. Roasted Chickpeas can be flavored sweet or savory.


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Lentils are a powerhouse of nutrition. They’re full of fiber and protein, making them an excellent carb choice for energy and a flat belly.

Air-Popped Popcorn

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As a whole grain, air-popped popcorn is high in fiber and low in calories when eaten plain, making it a satisfying snack that can help maintain a flat belly.

Whole Grain Pasta

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Whole grain pasta contains more fiber and nutrients than white pasta. It’s a healthier option that helps you feel full longer and supports a flat belly.


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An apple a day could keep the belly fat away! Apples are rich in fiber and have a high water content, which helps you feel full and reduces unnecessary snacking. If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you may want to avoid apples as they are higher in FODMAPs and could cause stomach upset.


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Berries, such as raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries, are fiber-rich fruits. They’re sweet, yet low in calories, making them perfect for a flat-belly diet.


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Beans are a fantastic source of soluble fiber, which helps fight inflammation that can cause belly fat accumulation. They’re also a great protein substitute for meat.

Whole Grain Bread

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Opt for whole grain bread over white bread. The whole grains are full of fiber, which aids in digestion and contributes to a flat belly.

Chia Seeds

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Chia seeds are tiny but mighty. They’re extremely high in fiber and can absorb water to form a gel, which expands in your stomach to help keep you feeling full for hours. Check out this recipe for Overnight Chia & Oats.

A Happier Healther You!

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Incorporating these 12 fantastic carbs into your diet can lead to a happier, healthier gut and a flatter belly. Remember, it’s not about cutting out carbs completely, but rather choosing the right ones that nourish your body and support your health goals. Enjoy mixing and matching these belly-friendly carbs into your meals and notice the difference they make!

20 Lean Lunches To Fill Your Belly, Not Fatten It

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Preparing your own lunch gives you the power to control the quality of ingredients, manage portion sizes, and track your macros, whether it’s fats, proteins, or any other focus. As many of us kick off the year with health and weight goals in mind, we’re here to assist you with easy-to-pack lunches that keep you energized throughout the day. Our options include vegan and vegetarian meals, dishes you can heat up, and others perfect for eating on-the-go. We even have a meal-prep bowl made entirely from just four convenient ingredients! Cheers to your health! READ: 20 Lean Lunches To Fill Your Belly, Not Fatten It

20 Favorite Side Dishes To Pair With Burgers

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 Here are 20 of our favorite side dishes to pair with burgers, from oven-baked fries (2 kinds), green salads to hearty potato and pasta sides, even a quick stovetop mac and cheese. READ: 20 Favorite Side Dishes To Pair With Burgers

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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