If you’re trying to trim your tummy, don’t let this advice go to waste.
New research shows that adding almonds to your diet may not only aid in your weight-loss efforts, but also reduce your body fat and cinch your midsection significantly.
The 24 week study, published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, included 65 adults who were either overweight or obese. Half of the participants in the study ate a low calorie diet plus three ounces of almonds per day… or a low calorie diet plus their choice of complex carbohydrates. Both groups consumed the same amount of calories and protein.
At the end of the study, the almond-eaters enjoyed a 62% greater reduction in weight, 50% greater reduction in waist circumference and 56% greater reduction in fat mass compared with the group consuming the complex carbohydrates.
To target your tummy and boost your weight-loss efforts, trade in your sugar-laden desserts and “energy” bars for wholesome, gluten free, sugar free desserts!
- Wien MA, Sabate JM, Ikle DN, Cole SE, Kandeel FR. Almonds vs complex carbohydrates in a weight reduction program. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Nov;27(11):1365-72