Want a trimmer belly? We've mapped out a whole day filled with smart food choices and easy-to-squeeze-in exercises that let you live your life and still tone your abs.
Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast
Have oatmeal for breakfast. Soluble fiber, found in oatmeal and apples, is an especially effective waist whittler. For every 10-gram increase in daily consumption, belly fat drops nearly 4 percent in five years, suggests research from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. For the most benefit, get 25 to 30 grams of fiber a day. A packet of instant oatmeal has 3 grams; ½ cup of fresh berries packs up to 4 grams more.