Group Forum: Food That Fight Belly Fat

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SuzanneJ

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Posted: 04 Jun 2012, 08:53

I bet you didn't know that there is a specific class of vegetables that contain very unique phytonutrients that actually help to fight against stubborn belly fat.

Let me explain what these unique vegetables are and why they help to burn stomach fat...

Chemicals that force your body to hold onto belly fat

Something you may have never heard about is that certain chemicals in our food supply and our environment, such as pesticides, herbicides, and certain petrochemicals from air and water pollution, household cleaners, plastics, cosmetics, etc can react with your hormones and make your body store excess abdominal fat.

These harmful chemicals are known as xenoestrogens.

Xenoestrogens are chemicals that you are exposed to (and are hard to avoid in the modern world) that have an estrogenic effect in your body. Excess exposure to these can cause hormone balance disruptions for both men and women. So if you thought this article was just for the guys, these chemicals can wreak havoc in the body for both guys and gals.

These estrogenic chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis can stimulate your body to store belly fat, along with many other problems (including cancer risks in the long term).

So here's where this specific class of vegetables comes in handy...

One of those cool tricks that I teach my clients that hire me for nutritional counseling is the use of cruciferous vegetables to help fight against stomach fat.

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy, cabbage, etc. contain very specific and unique phytonutrients such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) that help to fight against these estrogenic compounds...

And by fighting against these belly fat stimulating estrogenic chemicals, this is just 1 more step in helping you to win the battle against abdominal fat!

So there you go... just another excuse to do what mom always told you and eat more broccoli and cauliflower!

I've really learned to like brussells sprouts in the last year too...
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2227Gwen

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Posted: 04 Jun 2012, 09:01
Thanks Suzanne for sharing this information...I have often wondered what veggies were the best to fight belly fat. I seem to be rather proportionate everywhere but have that horrible midriff muffin top that just almost refuses to budge. I will be incorporating more cruciferous veggies in my diet and see what happens. I do enjoy reading your entries and thank you for giving so freely of your time and knowledge.
jetgemini

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Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 10:03
I just started back on Atkins and am on induction. cauliflower is a staple of this new low carb way of life amd evem though I am losing fast on induction I know I can stay with it as I learn to like veg. It is even better that I can use butter cream and cheese to make them palatable. I am a carboholic and cannot even look at a potato chip without falling off the wagon. Just had to face up to this unpleasant truth but I am now on my way to a healthier life. thanks for your coaching help

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Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 11:11
wow ...I didnt kinow that and i have a huge belly fat problem ...i tend to have stroids 2 to 4 times a year,im on citalapram antidepressants and have had a lifetime of stress ...as well as eating lots of food so anything nthat helps i will try
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Jelyna

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Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 06:25
Ive been trying to work broccoli and cauliflower into my diet without the cheese sause Sad its been hard but I think its working. How much of it should someone be eating of it to see the benefits?