The 25 Best Foods That Melt Stubborn Belly Fat

Some body parts are harder to reach than others. You're probably thinking of the fat on your hips and lower back, or "love handles."

How to lose love handles and belly fat? If you like oatmeal for breakfast, you're doing well. Upgrade your healthy breakfast. Oatmeal has 8 grammes of fibre and 12 grammes of protein per cup, but oat bran is better. It has the same number of calories as fibre and protein.

1. Oat Bran

Sweet potatoes are the king of slow carbs, meaning they're digested slowly and keep you full longer. Carotenoids stabilise blood sugar and lower insulin resistance, preventing calories from being converted to fat. Their high vitamin profile (A, C, and B6) boosts gym energy.

2. Sweet Potatoes

Look for cereals high in fibre and low in sugar to melt love handles (so none of the unhealthiest cereals on the planet). Shredded Wheat is high in fibre, has no sugar, and is one of the best cereals for losing belly fat.

3. Shredded Wheat

Most commercially prepared soups, especially bisques and smooth soups, have sugar or other unsavoury ingredients. Thick, chunky soups like minestrone are high in fibre and don't have added sugars. So enjoy a bowl—and avoid these belly-fat habits!

4. Minestrone Soup

Black rice may be the cheapest source of antioxidants because only emperors were allowed to eat it. Black rice has more antioxidants than blueberries, plus more fibre, vitamin E, and less sugar. Antioxidants reduce inflammation and fat storage.

5. Black Rice

White tea helps burn fat in three ways. White tea can boost lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) and block adipogenesis, a study found (the formation of fat cells). Another group of researchers found that the tea is rich in antioxidants that trigger fat release from cells and help the liver turn fat into energy.

6. White Tea

Beans are a zero belly power food because they contain resistant starch, which "resists" digestion and keeps you full longer. By feeding healthy gut bacteria, beans help your body produce butyrate, which promotes fat burning. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found beans reduce body fat.

7. Black Beans

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