Don’t you wish you had a magic wand to flatten your flabby tummy? But here’s a little reality check- you either have to sacrifice your tendency of eating to excess (In short, you need to stop being a Glutton!)or bust your gut at the gym in order to get that chiseled torso. How about if there are less-painful and longer-lasting ways to get the amazing middle you crave? Sounds surreal… Isnt it?
But trust me these are tried and tested methods that i have conducted on myself. Well that doesn’t mean you will get instant results just by incorporating these small lifestyle changes; you need to sweat it out too! These genius tricks will accelerate your weight loss quest helping you shed inches and pounds, banish the bloat, while making you feel fitter than ever.
#FlatBellyTrick1- Drink Up!
By now you must have heard this golden advise like for some gazillion times! Well water is one wonder drink that not just flushes out all your body toxins but also gives you great skin. So keep those fluids coming in! Being dehydrated causes the body to hoard water, which can lead you to carry up to four excess pounds around your midsection. Try to have at least, 2-3 litres of water or other fluids daily.
Make plain water interesting by mixing it with cucumber, lemon, ginger and mint- you know what they call it? The super-popular ‘Detox Water’! This marvelous potion is the latest diet craze to take off in recent years, and it looks like more than just a mere fad. You could also create your own fat burning beverage recipe by adding refreshing summer fruits to water!
Ditch the coffee first thing in the morning and start your day with a glass of Luke-warm water, lemon juice and honey. This is the best form of belly fat cutter that one could possibly find. Moreover, it prevents bloating, aids digestion while bringing a glow to your face.
Sip your way to optimal health by having 2-3 cups of the healthy green tea. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body, green tea improves brain function, fat loss, lowers the risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.
For those who want to have picture-perfect skin along with an hourglass frame, try having coconut water right after your workout sessions! The fat content in coconut water is extremely low, so generous quantities can be consumed without the fear of immediately packing on the pounds. It also suppresses the appetite and makes you feel full because of its rich nature.
Prepare yourself for an onslaught of red, and a mega-dose of vitamins and minerals. Watermelon, pomegranate and beetroot combine to make a wonderful cooling concoction; besides, reminding you of the translucent glow of the ruby-like pomegranate seeds that’s sure to reflect on your face if you have this beverage consistently.
So girls, cleanse your body and slim your waist with one of these thirst-quenching, fat-burning detox waters.
#FlatBellyTrick2- Head for the spice cabinet
Trying to kick a weight loss plateau? Unhand the celery and head for the spice cabinet: Now! Your kitchen is the arsenal of smart weight-loss tricks. Cinnamon, pepper, turmeric, oregano, mustard seeds, ginger and garlic are few of the calorie burning, easy-to-find herbs and spices you could add to your daily meals to kick your metabolism into high gear! Not only these flavor boosters spice up your meal’s taste profile but they also boost the nutritional content of any recipe.
Not sure where to start? We give you a heads-up! Consider the following: oregano has a high antioxidant capacity, cinnamon melts belly fat, ginger and garlic promotes overall weight loss.
#FlatBellyTrick3- Chew your drink, drink your food
Chewing is the No. 1 tip I give to ramp up weight loss efforts. Eat in small bites, chew your food until it is like applesauce in your mouth. Digestion begins in the mouth, and without proper chewing, food is not well-digested. Better-digested food means less gas and bloating.
#FlatBellyTrick4- Shake on the sea salt
The culprit making your tummy bloat? It could be the salt in your diet. High salt intake can cause bloating and puffiness in the body, particularly in the abdominal area. Use natural sea salt or kosher salt, which is lower in sodium teaspoon for teaspoon than traditional table salts.
#FlatBellyTrick5- Eat whole grain foods
Research says, eating portion-controlled meals that include whole-grain foods and monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) throughout the day is the best way to eat for a flat belly. People who eat whole grains lose more abdominal fat. And making most of the fats you eat MUFAs reduces ab flab.
#FatBellyTrick6- Follow the DCBA technique to banish belly fat
Experts recommend the DCBA approach: Diet first, Cardio second, Building muscle third, and Abs exercises last. A no-fail technique that can help you safely lose one to two pounds a week.
It goes like this… Spend 60 minutes a day preparing healthier meals. Spend 20 minutes a day three to five times weekly doing cardio. Spend 15 minutes a day three times a week strength training. Finally, spend 5 minutes a day three times a week doing abs exercises. (Source: Health.com)