When it comes to dieting and cutting down the amount you eat, there really is no need to do this, if you are looking to get a flatter stomach. The secret to success lies in being smart about what you snack on.

The saying, ‘abs are made in the kitchen’ truly exists, and in order to enhance your efforts in the gym, you can supplement your diet by adding these small snacks throughout the day.

Tropical Smoothie

  • 200ml of coconut water
  • 200g frozen mango
  • 100ml of orange juice
  • 100ml of kefir

Blend together and serve, or prepare in advance for the day and store it in the fridge.

Carrot Sticks and Guac

Either make your own guacamole from smashing up a avocado or purchase pre made guac. Enjoy with some carrot or celery sticks.

Almond Cappucino

For this, you’ll need 2 tbsp of espresso or coffee grounds – brew this with a 1/3 of a cup of water. Meanwhile, take 250ml of almond milk, placing it in a bottle, closing the lid and shaking until it doubles in volume. Place the milk in the microwave and heat till warm – now mix together the espresso and almond milk for a lovely coffee boost.

Red Pepper Dip and Veggie Sticks

Using a food processor, blend together roasted peppers, feta cheese, garlic and some olive oil until a smith consistency. Serve as a dip with carrot sticks or cooked broccoli heads.

Steamed Edamame

Edamame is a great little snack for any part of the day. To steam your edamame, add to a steaming bowl and steam till soft. Toss in a bowl with a tbsp of olive oil and season with garlic and chili powder and serve.

Loaded Celery Sticks

  • 4 Celery Stalks
  • Low Fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 Scallion

Without cooking, fill each celery stalk with cottage cheese. Sprinkle with dill and scallion and enjoy!

Apple and Almond Dip

  • 1 large apple sliced
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • Half tbsp cinnamon

Cinnamon is great for blood sugar levels after meals. By adding almond butter to slices of apple, you will have found your new favourite snack.

Sweet Yoghurt

  • 250g low fat Greek Yoghurt
  • 5 fresh apricots, chopped
  • 1tbsp of honey
  • 1tbsp lemon zest

Mix together the honey and greek yoghurt, and top with apricots and lemon zest.