Food Swaps That Fight Belly Fat

Don’t eat less—eat smarter. Try these ridiculously easy food trade-offs to banish your gut for good

February 23, 2011
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You can beat belly fat on a full stomach--as long as you choose the right foods. Making simple substitutions, such as the greens you use in your salads and the snacks you munch come mid-afternoon, can help blast away excess chub. We asked Erin Palinski, RD, to suggest some simple swaps for a flat belly, and she provided the following nine strategies for cutting calories while keeping hunger at bay. Dropping weight has never been this satisfying.

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