If you haven’t already read my article and “9 Surprising Sources Of Sugar”   you should do it now for a better understanding of how ditching the chemical-laden processed foods will make your fat loss soar.  Follow this advice for a month, and I guarantee a leaner, more energetic, less bloated you!

If you want a flat, sexy stomach, this is what you want in your shopping cart: This list contains the highest nutrient content per calorie and those foods that will decrease hunger, lower cholesterol, and encourage your body to become a fat-burning machine. Yes, those are my 46-year-old abs, and yes, this is my weekly shopping list. Later, you will see what’s in my fridge and freezer.

I tend to use frozen fruits and vegetables if I can’t get locally grown to ensure optimum freshness and nutrient content.


Berries & Cherries –  


Bell peppers (green or red)
Tomatoes (yes, I know, technically it’s a fruit)
Brussels sprouts


Sprouted Grain Bread
Beans, lentils, and other legumes
Steel Cut Oatmeal
Yams, sweet potatoes
Rice bran


Whole eggs
Chicken breast
Turkey breast
top round steak (very lean red meat)
Salmon (fresh or canned )
Tuna (fresh or canned)
Tilapia and other white fish (lean fish)
Greek yogurt
Protein powders or protein shakes (whey, casein, or mixes; no sugar or sweeteners added)


Olive oil
All-natural peanut butter (all-natural, no sugar added)
Almonds, pistachios, walnuts

If you want to eat more food, and get rid of ugly belly fat without being hungry avoid these foods like the plague:

  1. White rice and pasta, our bodies are not really meant to consume large amounts of wheat and grains, especially over processed ones devoid of any nutritional value. The effects on digestion, blood sugar, and insulin levels make these flat belly busters.
  2. Vegetable oil, lard, these are very inflammatory on top of containing artery clogging, fat storing saturated fats.
  3. Processed cereals If it says “enriched” or has any word you cannot pronounce, it needs to go.  Even if it says “whole grains” , “enriched” means that it’s been processed to such a degree that all of the natural nutrients have been stripped and must be re-added.
  4. Canned soups  generally contain hydrogenated oils and a lot of sodium, both of which wreak havoc on your heart and fat loss levels.
  5. Drinks with high fructose corn syrup or added sugar which effect hormone, blood sugar and insulin levels and tell your body to eat more sugar and store it as fat
  6. Yogurt with artificial sweeteners and colors
  7. Anything labeled sugar free, fat-free, or light This generally means more preservatives, chemicals, and sodium. What is the good of saving a few calories if your body won’t burn the remaining ones effectively and stores them as fat?
  8. Pre-made salad dressings, especially “non fat” or “light”
  9. Frozen entrees and diet foods.  They are loaded with hormone ruining fat inhibiting chemicals.
  10. Most canned/bottled spaghetti sauces (which often contain added sugar in one or more forms)

Copyright © Custom Bodies, Inc.  2014

This article was written by Dianne Villano, a MExPhys, NASM CFT, author of “How To Lose Fat & Reshape Your Body in 21 Days” and “The Ultimate Belly Blast Program”.  She is president of Custom Bodies and has been serving Tampa Bay with cutting-edge nutrition & fitness programs for 18 years. Miss Villano is a frequent speaker on health and fitness-related topics, with articles published in over 20 media outlets.

Dianne Villano
Author: Dianne Villano

Dianne Villano is an MExPhys, NASM CFT , author of “How To Lose Fat & Reshape Your Body in 21 Days” and “The Ultimate Belly Blast Program”. She is president of Custom Bodies which has been serving the Tampa Bay with cutting edge nutrition & fitness programs for 18 years. Miss Villano is a frequent speaker on health and fitness related topics with articles published in over 20 media outlets.

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