10 Flat-Belly Tricks

Pros share their top sleek-stomach tips. Drop 2 pounds in a week—or use our cheats to look slimmer by dinnertime.
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Eat at this magic hour

"You must eat a snack that contains protein between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Go for a protein bar, a piece of low-fat cheese, or some almonds with an organic apple.

No matter what, do not miss that snack. It's important because it boosts metabolism and balances blood sugar. The lower you keep your blood sugar, the lower you keep your insulin, and insulin makes you store fat around your middle. Eating every three to four hours will keep your blood sugar even, but many people tend to go five or six hours between lunch and dinner without eating."

Natasha Turner, naturopathic doctor, author of The Hormone Diet

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