10 Healthy Foods That Will Make Your Waist Shrink

Looking to thin down your waist? These 10 healthy foods will do the trick.

We all want a pert, slender waist. We’ve looked on with envy at the pictures on Instagram of girls with remarkably slim waists and wished we could look like they do. The thing is that you can!

Genetics play a role in determining how we look, and it can intervene with our metabolism so much that it always seems so difficult for us to get the figure we desire. But if you eat the right things and do the right things (such as regular exercise), you can easily achieve your weight goals.

Your diet determines not only how you look, but also how you feel. It can also play a huge role in determining how long you live, as well as the quality of your life. By eating the 10 healthy foods in this list, you’ll not only trim your waist, you’ll also improve your life in a few other ways, too.

So let’s take a look at ten healthy foods that will make your waist shrink.

Chia Seeds

Everyone who is into health and fitness in 2017 munches on chia seeds. They’re a supercharged super food that are cheap to buy and rich in goodness. The best thing? They help you to lose weight.

Chia seeds are rich in protein, a macronutrient that plays a starring role in many weight-loss programs. These colourful seeds add flavour and texture to your meal, and they also leave you feeling full for longer.

They can be added to so many dishes, including smoothies and your breakfast bowl of oatmeal. You can also grab a handful and munch on them throughout the afternoon.

Because why not?!


Oatmeal is a whole grain that makes for the perfect breakfast if you’re trying to slim down. It’s healthy, and is a good source of dietary fibre. For this reason, it will help you to feel fuller for longer, preventing you from snacking throughout the morning.

Hot Peppers

You’ve probably heard all about the role hot peppers play in weight loss, but if you’re scared of the red hot heat, you will probably hoping and praying that they wouldn’t be on this list. Sorry!

Not everyone likes hot peppers precisely because they’re hot. But if you can take the heat, these culinary bad boys will put some fire into your metabolic rate, boosting it so that you shed the pounds around your waistline.

Indeed, hot peppers whip your metabolism up into such a sweat that they boost it by up to 25%.

Is the intense heat in your mouth worth it? Totally! Just add hot peppers to your meals, from pizzas to curry’s.


After you’ve set your mouth on fire with the hot peppers, it’s time to cool down with some fat-fighting berries.

There are many different kinds of berries, with the most popular including blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. They’re all packed with goodness, including antioxidants and cancer-fighting properties.

Crucially, they’re also rich in fibre. Which is just what you need as you try to reduce your waistline.

Berries are sweet and can be added to any number of dishes. And whenever you’re feeling a bit naughty and deserve a treat after a week of intense dieting, why not add a few strawberries to your ice cream? You deserve it.


The only way to lose weight is to decrease your calorie intake. That’s the only way to lose weight.

(As well as burning calories, but that’s essentially the same thing)

And because yogurt is so low in calories but so high in protein, it should be a regular item on your shopping list from now on. Indeed, it should be right at the top!


If you’ve been reading up about super foods that supercharge your diet, you’ll have come across kale, a dark leafy green vegetable that has been referred to as “the king of greens” and “the new beef”.

How good is it? It’s spectacular.

Kale is like spinach, but even more powerful. It’s nutritious, tasty, and can be added to a variety of salads and warm dishes. It can even be used as a pizza topping.

And best of all, by substituting it for any junk food you eat at the moment, it can help you to lose weight.


Meat eaters have an aversion to salads, dismissing them as “rabbit food.”

They fear that if they swap their usual meal of steak and egg for salad, they will soon go hungry.

Not true. Pack your salad with fibre (and remember, meat contains zero fibre), and your salad can fuel you for hours while helping you to trim your waist. Perfection.


Lentils – a perennial student favourite because they’re so cheep – are one of those whole foods that nutritionists recommend we try to eat at least once a day. Why? Because they’re nutritional powerhouses that pack a massive punch.

Lentils are rich in fibre and iron, and they’re also super low in fat. Win-win.

Lentil soup is a cosy winter warmer, but lentils can be added to so many dishes. They’re versatile, affordable, and easy to cook.

Low Fat Milk

Milk contains calcium that helps to fortify our bones and teeth. But if you want to lose weight around your waist, it’s a good idea to switch to low-fat milk. It tastes just as good, and can go some way to helping you get the shape you really want.


Again, if you’ve been checking out super foods recently as you get serious about your health, you’ve probably already come across quinoa.

But can you pronounce it?

And do you know what it does?

Quinoa is a grain that contains all the essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein. As such, it’s ideal for if you want to lose weight.

There are many things you can do with quinoa, and it makes for a fab addition to many meals. It’s often found in salad bowls, but you can be as creative as you want with it. It even works in a bowl of oatmeal.

What are your favorite healthy foods for weight loss?

Stay happy and healthy!

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