With bikini season fast approaching, try these 10 flat stomach foods now...Summer is officially on its way - the sun is shining, our flip flops have made their first outing and we've even started buying in the Pimms for BBQ season.
With mere months to go before peak bikini season hits, we round up the best gut-friendly foods to introduce into your diet for Summer. The result? More energy and a flatter stomach by June!
'Avoid quick release carbs, which will raise your blood sugar quickly then make it plummet again. This happens because your body releases adrenaline and cortisol to stabilise things, which both contribute to fat around your middle. Swap to wholegrain alternatives that release energy slowly,' says nutritionist Dr.Marilyn Glenville.
'This good quality protein slows down the rate that the stomach processes food and delays the passage of the carbohydrates through it. As soon as you add a protein (be it animal or vegetable) to a carbohydrate, you change it into a slower releasing carbohydrate, that will keep your sugar levels steady and energy up,' says Dr Marilyn Glenville.
'Research has shown that leucine, one the essential amino acids found in eggs, can help with weight loss by stabilising blood sugar levels and encouraging the body to shed fat,' says Dr Marilyn Glenville.
'Adding walnuts to your diet will help maintain your ideal weight over time, as they contain fats that help boost your metabolism,' says Dr Marilyn Glenville.