Ever wonder how some ladies, from everyday gals, your co-workers to professional athletes, sport a flat stomach and maybe even a six-pack? There are no “secrets” but rather it’s a lifestyle that forms the foundation of a fit and lean midsection. Diet or more precisely a healthy eating plan is where is all begins, no matter what your goals; exercise (weight training and cardio) will help you get the abs you’ve always wanted – it’s a lifestyle change! We’ve compiled the top flat tummy tips to get you started on the right track for 2023:
Cut down on grains – complex carbs are great but in moderation. Eat more veggies and low-sugar fruit like apples and grapefruit instead!
Eat smaller meals – more often throughout the day. This speeds up your metabolism and helps shed fat off your belly!!
Don’t skip meals – Skipping meals can make you hungrier, causing you to eat more later! But if you make sure you are eating enough and your meals are well-balanced, you will get all the foods your body needs to function properly. Develop a routine to help you stay on track!
Intensify your daily activities – keeping yourself active throughout the day can prevent your body from storing fat! Be sure to get in a killer cardiovascular workout and take the stairs instead of an elevator.
Resistance training is a must – weights build muscle, which burns body fat and helps to maintain leanness. Try plyometric supersets with your weights to keep your heart rate up!
Change up exercises – Constantly changing the exercises you do in your workouts helps you avoid plateaus and keeps your body guessing!
Make cardiovascular exercise – part of your workout routine. Doing cardio not only burns off extra calories, but you can burn excess fat faster than you will with dieting alone!
Train abs three times a week – to build your abdominal muscles underneath! 3-4 sets of 25 reps.
Keep a positive and happy state of mind! When you’re stressed, your body holds on to water and your cortisol (stress hormone) levels spike, making it hard to burn fat!
Stay hydrated – Often when you think you’re hungry, it’s actually dehydration at work. Keeping hydrated will give you a feeling of fullness and you will be less likely to eat.