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The 15 Absolute Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat

Redbook Logo By Jenna Dedić of Redbook | Slide 1 of 15: <p>Consider this specially-bred strain of seaweed the protein-packed answer to your prayers. Eating just a little of it each day (seriously, you only need three grams—or one heaping teaspoon—to get your fill, says nutritionist <a href="http://ffactor.com/meet-dietitians/">Tali Pines</a>, R.D.) will give you a hefty dose of important antioxidants like beta-carotene and echinenone, both of which help <a href="http://www.redbookmag.com/body/healthy-eating/advice/a21200/painless-ways-to-cut-sugar-cravings/">curb cravings</a> and fight illness. Bonus: the levels of beta-carotene found in Hawaiian spirulina suppress cholesterol levels (great news <a href="http://www.redbookmag.com/body/health-fitness/a42046/heart-health/">for your heart</a>), and the high levels of iron improve weakness and fatigue so you <a href="http://www.redbookmag.com/body/health-fitness/g3122/workout-motivation/">have enough mojo</a> for your next workout. Get your fix by popping a daily supplement, adding it to your <a href="http://www.redbookmag.com/food-recipes/recipes/g647/smoothie-recipes/">morning smoothie</a>, or simply stirring a spoonful of the powdered version (which is the most easily digestible, according to Pines) into a glass of water. </p>

Have Hawaiian spirulina every day.

Consider this specially-bred strain of seaweed the protein-packed answer to your prayers. Eating just a little of it each day (seriously, you only need three grams—or one heaping teaspoon—to get your fill, says nutritionist Tali Pines, R.D.) will give you a hefty dose of important antioxidants like beta-carotene and echinenone, both of which help curb cravings and fight illness. Bonus: the levels of beta-carotene found in Hawaiian spirulina suppress cholesterol levels (great news for your heart), and the high levels of iron improve weakness and fatigue so you have enough mojo for your next workout. Get your fix by popping a daily supplement, adding it to your morning smoothie, or simply stirring a spoonful of the powdered version (which is the most easily digestible, according to Pines) into a glass of water.

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