7 Best Slimming Foods to Lose Your Holiday Gut

Indulging during the holidays comes with the territory. If you find that eating and drinking too much has left its mark on your midsection, you’re not alone. While there is no magic bullet for losing belly fat, including certain nutritious, delicious, and, most importantly, slimming foods can help.

Once the holiday season is behind you, your thoughts might turn to banishing that holiday gut you acquired from weeks of overdoing it on seasonal goodies. While it’s OK to cut back on food, resist the urge to adopt a drastic diet that slashes calories, restricts certain foods or food groups, or all of the above. Eating skimpy, unsatisfying meals, and even skipping snacks will backfire, leaving you feeling defeated about getting back in shape.

Instead, include these seven slimming foods in a balanced eating plan to minimize hunger while blasting belly fat. And while you’re at it, try out these 21

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Experts reveal how much exercise it takes to turn off your favourite festive foods

How much exercise does it take to work off YOUR favourite festive food? Experts reveal the number of squats, lunges and planks you need to burn off the calories (and it’s not good news if you enjoy Christmas pudding!)

  • Experts looked into how many exercises are needed to burn off festive foods
  • GolfSupport.com found most calorific is the Christmas Pudding (305 kcals)
  • Calculated it would take a staggering 1,445 squats to burn off just one serving
  • Pigs in Blanket (280 kcals) placed second and 430 burpees would be needed
  • For Brussel sprouts (45 kcals), only a 4-minute jog required to burn off a serving 

With the timeless phrase ‘why not, it’s Christmas?’ uttered throughout the festive season, it is of no surprise many of us come to regret our festive overindulgence in

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AHA News: Eating Foods That Promote Inflammation May Worsen Heart Failure | Health News

By American Heart Association News, HealthDay Reporter


MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — People with heart failure who eat a diet high in foods that cause inflammation are twice as likely to end up in the hospital or die as those who eat foods known to reduce inflammation, new research shows.

“If people with heart failure can reduce the amount of pro-inflammatory foods that they eat, it might help with their survival,” said lead researcher JungHee Kang, a nursing research assistant and PhD student at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Diet has been shown to play a role in regulating inflammation, which is associated with many chronic illnesses, including heart disease. Diets high in foods such as red meat, refined grains and high-fat dairy products have been shown to increase inflammation, while foods such as olive oil, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables have been

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These 12 Foods Drive the Most Weight Loss of All, Say Experts

If you’ve ever wondered what the best ever foods are that you should be eating to lose weight, good news: So have we! That’s why we reached out to scores of top doctors, registered dietitians, weight loss coaches— and other relevant experts—with a single question in mind: What are the absolute greatest foods you can buy at any supermarket that are the most effective at driving weight loss results? Here are their answers, below. So read on and take good notes, because what follows is your ultimate, expert-backed, weight loss shopping list. And for some handy tips and tricks to help you achieve your weight loss goals, be sure to read this list of Simple Ways to Lose Weight Starting Now, According to Experts.

rice cake and avocado

“Avocados are a vitamin rich food, high in fiber, low in carbohydrates (9 grams per serving) and contain a healthy monounsaturated fat (MUFA) oleic acid

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What Foods And Products Have Been Recalled This Month?

Throughout the month of November, several companies issued recalls that consumers should be aware of for safety and health reasons.

From product hazards to food illnesses, these recalls are the lastest warnings to consumers about the everyday items that they may have in their homes. Read on to see the recent recalls you need to know:

Mac & Cheese Bites

Stuffed Foods LLC has recalled its frozen Mac & Cheese Bites because they were misbranded and included an undeclared soy allergen. A total of 1,818 pounds of the snack food was affected by the recall, which was distributed to retailers nationwide.

The misbranding caused the Mac & Cheese Bites to contain Buffalo Style Chicken Poppers in the carton, while the soy allergen was not declared on the label of the packaging. Consumers should throw out the affected snack food or return it to the place of purchase.

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Whole Foods Recalls Popcorn Chicken That May Contain Shellfish


  • The undeclared allergen was discovered because of a customer complaint
  • To date, one illness related to the recall has been reported
  • Shellfish is said to be among the most common food allergens

Whole Foods Market is recalling its popcorn chicken products that were found to have undeclared shrimp. Shrimp is among the shellfish that cause the greatest number of allergic reactions, so people with a shellfish allergy may be at risk of experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction when they consume the affected product.

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a company announcement from Whole Foods Market recalling its “Popcorn chicken with sweet chili sauce” because it may contain undeclared shellfish, specifically shrimp. According to the announcement, the problem was discovered because of a customer complaint and one illness has since been reported.

As a result, the affected products were removed from store shelves and

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QUINN ON NUTRITION: More ABC foods from readers | Get Healthy

QUINN ON NUTRITION: More ABC foods from readers

Fish is also one of few natural foods that contain vitamin D, a hormone-like vitamin with far-reaching health benefits.

My recent series on the ABCs of good foods generated some interesting responses. Here are a couple from readers in New Jersey:

“Hi, Barbara! Great article on A to Z health foods. … Question: No mention of fish? As a nutritionist, looking for your take on fish. I eat it four to five times a week in some form. Sorry to ask for free advice. Keep up the great writing.” — Kevin M.

Dear Kevin: My take is that there is more than one good food that starts with the letter F. I mentioned fruit in my column, but fish should definitely be on the list, as well. Fish and other seafood are rich in top-quality protein and low in saturated fat. And fish —

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Researchers examine FOP nutrition labels to improve packaged foods

Researchers from Illinois State University, North Carolina State University, University of South Carolina, and University of Maryland published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines the impact of moving nutrition labels, typically placed on the back of product packages, to the front.

The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Competitive Effects of Front-of-Package Nutrition Labeling Adoption on Nutritional Quality: Evidence from Facts Up Front Style Labels” and is authored by Joon Ho Lim, Rishika Rishika, Ramkumar Janakiraman, and P.K. Kannan.

Can changing food packaging improve product nutrition quality? While this change may be simple, there’s a lot at stake.

Diet-related chronic diseases impose a growing burden on the United States economy by increasing costs of health care and widening diet-related health disparities. Since the 1970s, the American diet has shifted considerably towards foods higher in

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