by Ed Yourdon
If you want to lose your tummy fat without popping dubious diet pills, then the following 5 steps will help you to easily accomplish your goal. I’ll explain each of these concepts in this article and show you how you can flatten your tummy, lose the inches and become healthier without dieting.
Nutrition. It’s essential that you have the correct nutrition to optimise the prospects of a flat, sexy stomach.
Protein is an important nutrient that kick-starts your metabolism to burn more fat at a faster pace.
Fiber is another excellent nutrient that not only fills you up and helps to control your appetite, but also helps to stabilise the body’s blood sugar levels as well as lower cholesterol.
If you plan to have any dressing on your salad, make sure it contains omega 3 & 6 oils or monounsaturated fats. These oils are good for your heart and a wide variety of other benefits.
When it comes to mentioning vitamins and minerals, it goes without saying that you need them in your diet. It would be better to obtain your vitamins and minerals that are naturally occurring, such as eating more fruits and vegetables.
Whole grain foods such as whole-grain bread, wholemeal pasta, brown rice or oatmeal are wonderful sources of nutrition which helps to regulate and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Avoid any processed foods like white pasta, white bread, or white rice as they have a negative effect on your body’s system.
Water. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water every day. The water helps to flush out any toxins as well as keep your body running at it’s best. If you do feel hungry, make sure you drink a glass or two of water first. Thirst has often been misinterpreted as hunger. Your water intake should be half of your body weight in ounces. For instance, if you weigh 160 pounds, you should drink 80 ounces of water every day.
Sleep. Get 7-8 hours of proper sleep every night. I cannot stress this enough. Whilst your sleeping, it’s an opportune time for your body to sort itself out, helping your muscles to repair and recover, which burns calories as it does so. It also helps to repair and keep your metabolism running at optimum levels.
Cardio. A brisk walk uphill or on an inclined treadmill will work wonders for losing your tummy fat.
Weight Training. This method is excellent in burning off calories in specific areas of the body you wish to target, i.e. your waist. Let me first say this… weight training will not and cannot make you look like a massive bodybuilder. Unless you are popping steroids like there is no tomorrow, you won’t wake up one morning looking like a male wrestling hulk.
The benefit of weight training is that when you work the target muscle groups, it burns calories during and up to 48 hours after your workout. In addition to this, as your muscles repair themselves, they continue to burn calories and fat whilst you’re resting!
So in conclusion, just remember that you don’t have to resort to surgery to shift the tummy fat, just follow these steps and within a few weeks, you’ll notice a world of difference when you start seeing your tummy lose the inches!
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