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10 flat-belly food rules

Published On: Sep 16 2012 04:03:33 PM CDT   Updated On: Jan 01 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

Seeking that perfectly flat, chiseled stomach? Make it easier with these 10 flat-belly food rules.

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8. Do artificial sweeteners really pack on pounds?
There's no direct link between consuming these sweeteners and gaining weight. Still, some research indicates that by providing you with the taste of a high-calorie meal without delivering the calories your brain expects, diet foods made with artificial sweeteners and preservatives can actually leave you craving more food, which causes you to overeat.

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