Don’t eat less—eat smarter. Try these ridiculously easy food trade-offs to banish your gut for good
Yogurt for Sour Cream
The next time you’re preparing a veggie party platter, make your dip out of yogurt instead of sour cream, recommends Palinski. It’ll have less fat and calories, plus you’ll get the bonus of extra calcium. University of Tennessee researchers found that dieters who ate three servings of yogurt a day lost 81% more belly fat than once-a-day yogurt eaters. The researchers hypothesize that calcium helps breaks down fat in your gut. (In fact, there are tons of foods that blast calories.) For a heartier dip, go with plain Greek yogurt.