Exclusive Tips Revealed
A slim, sexy stomach is something most of us covet. Unfortunately, you can’t just exercise your way to it. A lot has to do with what you put into your diet as well as your general lifestyle. If you’re feeling a little flabby around the middle, or just want to do a little toning up, let these tips be your guide.
- Eat enough protein; preferably 1-1.5kg per pound of bodyweight to help tone your stomach muscles.
- Get some post workout carbs: By eating carbs at this time it will help the body recover better and has the smallest chance in converting into body fat as your body is striving for glycogen.
- Don’t forget to include some healthy fats. Sources including Avocado, Fish oils, Nuts, Flax Seeds are great options. Healthy fats are great for health and keeping boosting overall energy.
- Eat smaller frequent meals during the day to keep metabolism high.
- Reduce Gluten intake. Gluten is found in many foods and is a major cause of that “bloated feeling”. You can pretty much always tell people who eat a great deal of gluten. Reduce your intake of bread, pasta, pastry and anything that contains gluten. Replace them for their gluten-free counterparts.
- Focus on diet and cardio and stop doing tons of crunches as there is no need. The quality of your abs ultimately is dependent on the levels of body fat you are holding.
- Don’t forget to do your cardio. Cardio is paramount to burning calories and burning body fat. Remember the more calories you are burning the leaner you will look.
- Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins and help keep you regular.
- Include Green Tea in your diet as it’s great for detox and getting rid of the ‘bloat’.
- Cut down on dairy, Even if you’re not a fan of dairy alternatives, just cutting back on dairy is an easy way to lose the bloat. Sources including milk, cheese, yoghurt, ice cream are prime examples.
- Increase your fibre. Fibre is essential for a healthy digestive system and has a beneficial effect on the bowels, as well as the rest of your body.
- Reduce your sugar and salt intake. Both are major culprits to covering the abdominal area
- Don’t eat anything for two to three hours before sleep as it is likely to convert to fat.