Of course, eating healthy whole foods is the first step towards burning off your belly. But to lose fat you need to create a calorie deficit—that is, consume fewer calories than you burn.
Fortunately, low-cal meals— regardless of the dire-sounding name —aren’t all lettuce wraps and rice cakes. In reality, when you eat food such as Nicoise salad, shrimp with coconut rice, chicken cacciatore, beef chili, you’ll be shocked that each comes in at 500 calories or less.
You can call it sorcery, nutrition savvy, or just plain fitness smarts.