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Want to drop a pound a week? You’ll need to cut about 500 calories a day. Don’t despair! Even if you’re addicted to snacking, all it takes is a few simple food swaps and you can enjoy a flatter belly — without a growling tummy.
If you make these substitutions, you’ll not only look slimmer, you’ll be healthier, too. Many of the alternatives that are listed also contain monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) — such as olive oil or nuts — and whole grains. Studies show that both are powerful belly flatteners, as well as being more satiating than saturated fats and refined grains. In other words, you’ll feel fuller with smaller portions.