22 Super Easy Swimsuit Shape Up Tips from Dr. Oz. Find One that Works for You!

You can actually feel good in your swimsuit this summer thanks to this advice from Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, author and host of the Dr. Oz Show. No crash diets required (23 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Jun 14, 2012 at 1:16PM

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22 Super Easy Swimsuit Shape Up Tips from Dr. Oz. Find One that Works for You!

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Blast Away Belly Fat with Beans

Dr. Oz says more than half of all American women struggle with extra belly fat, making trying on that bikini a bit of a nightmare. One simple way to blast off that muffin top that doesn’t require cutting calories? Eat more beans! Dr. Oz recommends eating one cup of beans with every meal to help increase your daily soluble fiber intake, which may help promote healthy intestinal bacteria and lower belly-fat causing inflammation levels.

Try it Today: Dr. Oz recommends adding one cup of chickpeas at breakfast (we love his recipe for fat-burning chickpea muffins!), mixing in one cup of black beans at lunch (they go great in salads and soups) and serving one cup of navy or pinto beans as a side dish at dinner.

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