By Steven Brooks

Looking and feeling sexy is easier said than done. Most men feel inadequate if they don’t have abs of steel, while women, are pressured by the media to have a tiny nipped-in waist, flat abs, perky boobs and thigh gap.

While rib-removal surgery, or any kind of cosmetic surgery is always an option, these procedures can cost an arm and a leg. And the thought of kneeing those salty or sweet snacks in the groin for the benefit of vanity and a bikini ready body can leave us in tears.

At Lifestyle Collective, we have a sweet tooth for delectability and believe that there are ways to have your cake and eat it too!

Being out of shape doesn’t need to be a bitter pill to swallow, so if you want to get fitter, healthier and look hot at the same time, set the table and get ready to make a meal out of these following foods. 

Avocado Oil

If you’re looking to burn abdominal fat as fast as possible, then avocado oil is better than a best friend. Not only can this superfood help with conditions such as diabetes and heart health, but this product can even aid with cancer prevention.

If you’re determined to get those extra pounds off your chest too, you’ll be glad to know that enzymes in Avocado oil are renowned for suppressing mindless eating. Versatile, simple, and super healthy, avocado oil should be your first step towards healthier eating. 

Asparagus

Eating asparagus can offer a terrific boost towards weight loss. If you’ve got your head in the clouds when it comes to this virtuous vegetable, then let us enlighten you.

Asparagus can be praised with improving digestive health and lowering blood pressure, as well as boasting a host of fibres committed to weight loss and water retention. And ladies, asparagus is backed with B9 which encourages a healthy pregnancy–just one more reason to get in shape and start thinking about your future family. 

Mango

Eating this delicious, high-vitamin C tropical fruit will give you almost enough nutrition to last the entire day.

A high dose of fibre and beta carotene defines this fruit as the perfect helping hand to retaliate against cholesterol, and its quick releasing sugars are ideal before or after a workout. 

Almonds

It’s a well-known fact that nuts are a protein powerhouse, but almonds punch their way into the naked food arena with one more attribute. These delicious nuts are accredited with lowering cholesterol, which can significantly help with weight loss.

Although high in fat, almonds are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, plant protein, and fibre. For best results, consume roughly 1.5 ounces of almonds daily in conjunction with a healthy diet.

Cinnamon

If you’ve got the stomach to have a real go at combating belly fat, cinnamon is the way to go. By suppressing the appetite and simultaneously speeding up metabolism, you can expect a reduction of your rounder areas within a few weeks.

This is provided you combine cinnamon with a healthy diet and regular exercise of course. 

A Sight For Sore Eyes

If you want to transform into the perfect physical version of yourself, or at least be in that neck of the woods, you are going to make a few sacrifices. Although it will be hard at the start, your body will thank you for the effort.

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