1. Eat more magnesium-rich foods.
Magnesium deficiency is linked to obesity and inflammation. The 21-Day Tummy diet loads up on spinach, brown rice, and pumpkin seeds, among other whole foods, to provide more of this vital mineral.
2. Eat more anti-inflammatory fats.
Pair the MUFAs in foods like dark chocolate, olives and avocados that specifically target visceral belly fat with omega-3s (found in foods like salmon and walnuts) that combat inflammation and the many diseases associated with it. This protects you from heart disease, depression, type 2 diabetes, stroke, cancer, and, of course, gastrointestinal disorders and weight gain.