Instead of overhauling your entire diet in an attempt to slim down, simply eat half a grapefruit before each meal. This tactic can help whittle your middle-by up to an inch-in just six-weeks according to a study published in the journal Metabolism. The scientists attribute the powerful effects to the grapefruit's fat-zapping phytochemicals. But that's not all!
Another study conducted by Japanese researchers found that the scent of grapefruit can "turn on" calorie-burning brown fat cells, enhancing the breakdown of fat while reducing appetite. Sounds like a great reason to add it to your spring cleaning diet to us. The fruit can interact negatively with certain medications, though, so check in with your doctor before indulging in the citrus appetizer.
If you've been keeping warm all winter by sipping on soup, your pants may be feeling tight. Lighten up! You likely haven't packed on the pounds if you generally stick to a healthy diet; you're just bloated from all the salty broths. When you consume a lot of sodium the body retains fluids, resulting in a paunchy belly.
Luckily, there's a simple solution: Sip some hibiscus tea, at the key times. Doing so will help your pooch deflate. The flavonoids in the hibiscus plant counteract bloating by influencing how aldosterone, the hormone that regulates water and electrolytes balance, affects the body.
Any tea will help soothe your nerves, but white tea, part of The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse can actually help belly fat. A study published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism showed that white tea can simultaneously boost lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) and block adipogenesis (the formation of fat cells). The tea's combination of caffeine and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) seems to set fat cells up for defeat.
任何一种茶都能帮忙舒缓神经，而白茶（The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse的一部分）实则有益小腹平坦。发表在《营养与代谢》（Nutrition and Metabolism）期刊的一项研究表明：白茶在促进脂肪分解的同时，还能阻挠脂肪的形成。白茶中的咖啡因和表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯（EGCG）宛若能击败脂肪细胞。
Citrus fruits are rich in the antioxidant de-limonene, a powerful compound found in the peel that stimulates liver enzymes to help flush toxins from the body and gives bowels a kick, according to the World Health Organization.