In today’s post let’s talk about some dos that will help you achieve that flat tummy and some don’ts to avoid in the process.
Dos for flat tummy:
1. Eat every 3-4 hours:
This is important as it will boost metabolism and balance blood sugar. Low blood sugar will keep your insulin levels low, which in turn will make your body store fat in the middle part of your body. Remember to snack healthy!
2. Correct your posture:
All that slouchiness will deposit fat around your precious tummy. So, try to sit and stand straight wards, in short just improve your posture. This will help you a great deal in keeping that extra fat at bay.
3. Chew your food:
Remember, digestion begins in the mouth, and without proper chewing, food will not be well-digested, which means you get gas issues and bloating. So, chew your food well.
4. Drink those fluids:
When you are dehydrated, it causes your body to hoard water. Hydration is the key to great levels of health and fitness. Try to drink 8-10 glasses of water without any fail.
5. Do those crunches:
If you are eating healthy, doing some cardio and still not achieving any results then try crunches. Crunches can really help a lot in achieving that flat tummy but remember to eat well and do some cardio also.
6. Get plenty of sleep:
Sleep deprivation can make you feel hungrier and crave calorie laden sugary and fatty foods, which can be deterring to your fitness goal. So, 6-8 hours of sleep is good for your body.
Don’ts for flat tummy:
7. Don’t drink alcohol on a regular basis
Alcohol can give you empty calories, which just add up as inches on your waistline. Occasional drink here and there is okay but having a glass every alternate day will definitely not give you flat tummy.
8. Don’t snack unhealthy:
Snacking healthy is okay! Having a bowl of fruits and veggies at your snack time can be great for your waistline but having unhealthy fried foods even in small quantities will make your fitness goal a distant dream.
9. Don’t eat sugars or refined carbs:
Excess sugar consumption can lead to assortment of empty calories as well as slowing down of your metabolism rate, which can be a hindrance to achieve that flat tummy. So, limit your intake of sugar and refined carbs to achieve your flat tummy.
10. Don’t eat processed foods:
Every health-conscious person knows, that processed foods are not only bad for your waistline but also for your overall health. So, know your food well and be knowledgeable about what you are consuming.
11. Don’t give in to stress:
Long term stress levels and anxiety can produce Cortisol, the hormone that encourages the body to store fat—particularly in the abdominal region. So try to stay calm in a stressful condition and practice deep breathing exercises to lower your levels of anxiety.
12. Lower the salt intake:
Excess salt can lead to fluid retention in your body and will ultimately lead to too much of bloating. Store brought sugary foods can have high levels of sodium too. Try to prepare your own meals and use natural sea salt, kosher salt, fresh tomato salsa or a hint of cayenne pepper to season and flavour your food.
13. Don’t eat air:
Talking while noshing, drinking from a straw and chewing gum can all cause air to accumulate in your stomach, making it expand over your waistband. So, eliminating these small things can really help you a lot in the long run.
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