30-Day Get Lean in 2018 Challenge Day 22: Flat Abs Are Made in the Kitchen

Coconut chia pudding recipe video
Healthy breakfast to kick off a flat-abs day. (Image: Love Sweat Fitness / LIVESTRONG.COM)

You've got a full day ahead, so you're going to need a breakfast that fuels you up but doesn't weigh you down. We've partnered with Katie Dunlop of Love Sweat Fitness to bring you a delicious chia pudding recipe full of healthy fats, protein and carbs.

Plus, this recipe gives you at least 10 grams of fiber, which is great for relieving the dreaded belly bloat. All you'll need is coconut milk, chia seeds, fresh raspberries and one banana.

How Fiber Helps You Get Flatter Abs

Fiber-rich foods like chia seeds, flax seeds, almonds and fresh figs actually work to slow down your digestion — and that's a good thing. Because fiber takes longer to digest, you'll feel fuller for longer so you're less likely to accidentally blow your calorie budget for the day.

Getting enough fiber (25 to 38 grams is recommended) will not only zap your cravings but will also help you with belly bloat, since fiber absorbs water as you digest it.

If you're working out regularly but not seeing results, it might be time to take a closer look at what you're eating. Whether you're doing a low-carb diet or following the Mediterranean way of eating, calories in and out are key to weight loss. That's why so many people have gotten lean using MyPlate, our free calorie tracking app.

How to Join the 30-Day Get Lean in 2018 Challenge

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Calorie tracking can be easy. (Image: LIVESTRONG.COM)

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