Diets for men wishing to tighten their midsection are low in bad fats and starchy carbohydrates and high in lean meats or proteins, whole grains and other elements that help the body metabolize properly. In this regard, a good diet doesn't require eating less or cutting out fat entirely but planning things correctly and knowing what things to eat and what to avoid.
Diets, as a temporary solution, are often more harmful than beneficial. According to Men's Health, diets usually appear as either too restrictive, thus oppressive in the foods they deny, or they appear too skimpy, leaving the dieter feeling hungry and apt to cheat or cut the diet short. Therefore, it's imperative to establish a normal nutritious regimen. One of the worst things a man can do is skip breakfast, as breakfast boosts the metabolism. Additionally, those who skip breakfast often defer their caloric intake until later in the day when they are less apt to burn it.
Lean meats, such as chicken and turkey, are key components of a diet designed to lose belly fat. Fattier meats, such as beef and sausages should be avoided. Whole grain foods, such as oats and rice, are helpful, because the body burns more calories with these foods than with processed foods. Even with a stomach-shedding diet, Men's Health suggests that fats constitute about 30 percent of your daily calories because they complete your intake and prevent you from feeling empty and then binging. Good fats include those found in foods like extra virgin olive oil, olives, avocados, many nuts and flax seed. According to Men's Fitness, hot peppers raise your body temperature and thus increase the calories you burn. Additionally, four cups of green tea a day could result in considerable weight loss because it raises your metabolism.