3. Beans

While beans such as navy, white, kidney and lima have a reputation for making us feeling bloated and gassy, in reality, they help to burn fat, develop muscle and regulate digestion. Beans are also a filling food choice, so you're less likely to indulge on poor choices later on. A 2011 Diabetic Medicine study found that a six month long vegetarian diet was more effective at blasting belly fat in diabetic volunteers than a calorie equivalent non-vegetarian diet.