Weight Loss Tips: 20 Ways to Fight Belly Flab

Get rid of your muffin top for good with these crunch-free tips (21 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Jun 11, 2012 at 12:50PM

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Weight Loss Tips: 20 Ways to Fight Belly Flab

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Belly Flab Fighter #2: Eat Your Binge Food Every Day

Yes, you read that right, eating the food you crave the most, even if it’s high-fat, could help you finally beat your belly-busting cravings for good. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women who were served their favorite mac-n-cheese meal every day for five days, five weeks in a row, ate less and less of it, and actually consumed about 100 calories less than those who only ate it twice, one week apart (those women actually ate more of it the second time it was served). Consuming formerly off-limits foods may help lessen their appeal, curb cravings (and major diet binges) to slim down your belly permanently. Try eating a small amount of your ‘trigger’ food daily. Knowing that you can eat it again the next day could help you eat less. Chocolate anyone?

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