Belly fat takes a long time to reduce. I can’t say in particular when you can get your flat tummy, it all depends on your commitment and the kind of tummy you have because different people have different body types. It also depends on your patience and determination. This article will show you some steps you can take that will help you get a flat tummy so that you can have a lovely shape.
Know The Right Formula
Trying to get flat tummy isn’t about starving yourself or making the gym y. To reduce belly fat involves the mixing of smart eating and effective exercise. You need to eat enough food to avoid your body experiencing hormone imbalances; eating too little (fewer than 1200 calories a day) reduces the amount of the fat-burning hormone leptin in your body, that slows down weight loss. And if you’re just exercising without changing your diet, you’ll spend alot of time at the gym with little or no result.
Drink warm water and lemon
Beginning your day with a glass of warm lemon juice is one of the best ways of reducing belly fat. Lemon juice is great for giving you an energy boost. Swapping your morning coffee with warm water and lemon will make you feel much healthier and you won’t experience the caffeine crash.
This drink is wonderful in revving up your metabolism and digestive system first thing in the morning, and can even help with inflammation.
Eat At About Three to Four Hours Before Sleeping
You are less active in the evenings and at night, meaning that the calories you consume late at night are more likely to be stored in your body as fat, rather than burning them as energy. Your body slows down while you are asleep, this prevents your body from digesting the food in your stomach properly.
Eat Healthier Meals
You need to eat more healthy foods like fruit, vegetables and whole grains, minimize your intake of junk food, like candy, chips and fast food. I’m not saying you should quit junk food, i mean reduce it to the minimun, try to ease into a healthy diet by slowly but consistently changing from bad to good.
Eat lots of lean proteins like beans, nuts, and lean meat. Eat whole grains, they keep u fuller and will help you loss weight and get a flatter tummy. watch out for labels which says “100% whole grain” or “100% whole wheat” and not “wheat flour”. Eat low fat dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese and avoid products high in fat like ice cream and hard cheeses. Eat healthy fat, not all fat is bad you know!
The monounsaturated fats found in avocados, nuts, olive oil, and fish oil are very good for you, as are the polyunsaturated fats found in seed oils. These can help you to lose weight.
Reduce your sodium intake because sodium causes your body to retain water, which causes you to look bloated especially around your abdominal region. Try replacing high sodium foods with healthier options, for instance switching regular table salt for kosher or sea salt, which is lower in sodium.
Doing regular posture exercises helps a great deal in flattening your tummy. Exercising regularly helps a lot in giving you that tummy shape you want especially when the exercise focuses on your tummy. Sticking to a posture-building routine every day will help strengthen your ab muscles, and will help get you well on your way to a six-pack.
Drink Water Regularly
Replace all your regular drinks with water, especially soda and sugared drinks which are full of empty calories can cause your stomach to bloat. Drink enough water after you exercise or do strenuous activity and alsotake water breaks during hot or heavy workouts.
Drinking lots of water also help to flush toxins out of your system and keep your bowels moving, these are essential for a flat tummy. If you find water too boring, you can make sassy water instead. Sassy water is water infused with a number of refreshing and energizing ingredients, which help to speed up the metabolism and cut down on belly fat.
Recipes vary but some include combination of ingredients such as orange slices, lemon slices, grated ginger, cucumber, fresh spearmint, and fresh basil. Leaving the water to infuse overnight, will make it refreshingly “sassy” by the next morning. Pay close attention to your body’s signs. Your urine on a normal should be a light yellow or clear color; dark yellow urine color with an odor could be a sign that you are dehydrated.
Cut Down On Sugar
You need lesser in take of sugar because having less sugar in your system will help to lower your insulin levels. Also, drinks like sodas, alcohol, juices and specialty coffee drinks often contain high levels of sugar. Use artificial sweeteners instead but with care. While they may help to reduce caloric intake, there is also evidence thaf they trigger an increase in hunger that results in weight gain.
I know avoiding alcohol would be hard but you seriously have to cut it down because alcohol consumption releases estrogen into the system, which is undesirable. Excess estrogen causes the body to retain weight.
Most importantly, alcohol stimulates appetite and causes willpower to melt away, this makes you more likely to binge on all the things you’ve been depriving yourself of, like burgers, fries, pizza, chocolate, potato chips, etc.
Don’t expect immediate result because it doesn’t occur magically. Flat tummy takes time, follow the steps above, have patience, don’t starve yourself, get enough sleep, exercise regulary, and drink lots of water.
I hope this helps, feel free to leave a comment if you want to make any enquiry