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17 Steps to a Flatter Stomach and Better Health

Bodybuilding, Fitness, Health

17 Steps to a Flatter Stomach and Better Health

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Achieving a flattened stomach isn’t easy. You have make a commitment to your better health. Some of the tips we are sharing below, you might already know but the ones that you don’t are going to be the ones that push you past your plateau so you can wear your bathing suit with pride the next time you’re at the beach or pool.

Excited? Let’s get to those 17 tips for a flatter stomach.

  1. Eat More Fiber

This is simple. It’s impossible to predict your dietary habits, but if you always go for a cookie, doughnut, or bagel in the morning, then strongly consider switching that to a fiber-rich food. Fiber-rich foods will make you feel full, which eliminates the craving for sweets and other unhealthy foods. This, in turn, is going to reduce your waistline and help you achieve a flatter stomach.

  1. Cut Caloric Intake

This can be tied into #1 because you’re going to eat less when you feel full. However, you’re not going to eat fiber-rich foods all day and night. This tip is meant in a more general sense. There are certain steps you can take. For instance, when you’re ordering a meal at a restaurant, opt for the salad as your side opposed to the French fries. Making these subtle changes will lead to habits, and those habits will lead to a flatter stomach.

  1. Drink More Water

This is a simple trick that most people don’t understand, but first let’s cover the part most people do understand: Water is filling. Since water is filling, you’re not going to be as hungry, which will lead to reduced caloric intake and a flatter stomach. What most people don’t understand is that drinking water relieves constipation. Since bowel movements are where you see the biggest weight reductions, it’s simple math.

  1. Eat More Protein

When you eat protein, you increase your metabolism and decrease your appetite. That said, some forms of protein are better than others. The best form of protein you can eat is eggs, which have been proven to help people lose weight.

  1. Limit Sugar Intake

This is an obvious one. Unless it’s a special occasion and you want to live a little, avoid sugar like it’s the plague. If you currently consume a lot of sugar and you replace that sugar intake with fiber and protein, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised by the results.

  1. Limit Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol adds a lot of calories, and some alcohols have a lot of sugar. The worst part about alcohol is that it goes straight to the midsection. This is more so the case for males than females, but alcohol isn’t going to help females, either. Social drinking is fine. Drinking every day is going to take its toll.

  1. Avoid Soda & Energy Drinks

Both are loaded with sugars. In fact, out of everything you could consume (solid or liquid), soda is going to be the worst if you’re aiming for a flatter stomach. When you meet someone who used to drink a lot of soda and they completely cut soda from their diet, the difference in their appearance is always incredible.

  1. Get Ample Sleep

There are many reasons why sleep is good for you in regards to weight reduction, but here’s the simplest version possible: When you’re sleeping, you’re not eating or drinking.

  1. Reduce Carb Intake

In other words, stop eating bread. Simple as that. You will see a difference.

  1. Stand More Often

Whether you’re at home watching television, at your desk at the office, or talking to someone on the phone anywhere, you’re burning calories when you’re standing up. If you get into the habit of standing as opposed to sitting, all that calorie burning is going to add up in a good way.

  1. Walk Every 25-30 Minutes

This mostly pertains to people with desk jobs. If you remain seated for hours at a time, you’re not going to like the result. If you get up and walk around for five minutes every half hour, you’re going to be burning more calories than you think.

  1. Walk 30 Minutes Every Day

This pertains to your free time. Have you ever noticed someone in your neighbourhood who walks every single day? It’s highly likely that this person is thin. Makes sense. If you get into the habit of walking at least 30 minutes every day, you will likely see the same result after a while.

  1. Avoid Stress

Stress triggers the production of cortisol, which increases your appetite. This isn’t what you want. Another good trick for reducing stress is CBD Oil.

  1. Weight Training

If you lift weights, you’re going to burn calories and turn muscle into fat. You’re also going to become more confident and want to maintain the results. This will lead to better dietary habits.

  1. Hight Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

This is weight training without breaking between sets. It also involves moving from one exercise to another quickly. This can definitely have a positive impact, but there is an even better way to get a flatter stomach, which is cardio.

  1. Cardio

If you want to know the best way to a flatter stomach, here it is. When you do cardio, you’re burning the fat around your midsection. The best options are jogging, running, cycling, or using the stair-climber. Cycling has proven to have the biggest impact on the midsection, but you would need to cycle for a very long time. Therefore, jogging and running will be your best bets. However, don’t overlook the stair-climber. That builds leg muscle, which releases testosterone throughout your body. That then makes you stronger, which means the muscle is turning into fat. And it tones your butt.

  1. Core Training

This involves plank, russian twists, crunches, and much more. You can look up these exercises with ease, or ask a trainer. The most important point is that this doesn’t give you a flatter stomach. On the other hand, it makes your stomach looked ripped when you get rid of the fat on your stomach. It’s how you get those abs to pop!

Now you know the path to a flatter stomach. Are you going to take it?

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