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Guide To A Flat Stomach


If you dream about having a flat stomach, here are a few things you should be doing.


CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR SUCCESS

Reorganize your pantry. Get rid of all those unhealthy snacks. Replace your candy and cookie jar on your counter with a containers of nuts, and stock up your fridge with chopped veggies for a quick healthy snack.


TAKE PROBIOTICS DAILY

Improving your gut health significantly helps with bloating and fight inflammation and fat gain.

LEARN PILATES

Pilates breathing technique teaches you how to pull in your transverse abdominal muscle that flattens your belly and protects your low back.

BE AWARE OF YOUR POSTURE

If you spend long hours sitting at a desk, in front of a screen, chances are that you slouch, leaving the stomach loose and bulging. Whether you are sitting, standing or walking, make a conscious effort to stay up right and hold your core tight.

CLEAN EATING!

Get rid of sugar and sugar substitutes. Added sugar increases fat storage and sugar substitutes make you bloated. Focus on eating more lean protein, veggies and soluble fibers.

PORTION-CONTROLLED MEALS

How much you eat is just as important as what you eat whether in a restaurant, from a package or at home.

STAY CONSCIOUS OF CARBS

Carbohydrates take water to metabolize, and too much fluid can make you feel bloated. That doesn't mean you have to ban all carbs from your diet.Opt for complex carbs such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, legumes, oats, and leafy greens.


ADD CARDIO

Cardiovascular or aerobic exercises are inevitably the best way to burn calories.

I recommend a minimum of 30 min 3-4 times a week.

WORK EVERY ANGLE

When doing an abs circuit, think about all three planes of motion. Try crunches and reverse crunches to hit your front to back and up and down planes. Chops or twists exercises for transverse abdominal muscles. And plank plank plank! This will help define your abs.

LAUGH MORE

Having a good laugh causes your abs to contract. It’s work, but it’s also an excuse to not take yourself so seriously.

Working hard to get abs is a great goal but remember to not make it an obsession. It doesn’t define you.


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