Lose Belly Fat Fast with Food Substitutions

Food Swaps That Fight Belly Fat

Don’t eat less—eat smarter. Try these ridiculously easy food trade-offs to banish your gut for good

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Avocado for Butter

This may sound a little adventurous, but you won’t taste the difference: Switch out half of the butter in a cookie recipe for mashed avocado. This simple change will reduce fat content by 40% and cut the number of calories by nearly as much. You’ll still get the creaminess of butter and the fatty taste, but this substitution knocks out some of the saturated fat in favor of the belly-flattening monounsaturated kind. Sure your cookies might have a green tinge, but they should also be chewier and softer.

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