5 No-Fail Tips for a Flatter Tummy

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Posted by Becky Lake on June 18, 2013 at 4:30 PM

If there's one area of my body I definitely work hard for, it's my stomach. It's not easy, but everyone can have a flatter tummy. A clean diet and regular exercise is a great start. Try incorporating these 5 tips into your routine for even more results!

Avoid the 3 C’s

To prevent excessive stomach bloating, eliminate the 3 C’s from your diet – canned, carbs, carbonated. To be specific, not all carbs are bad, but stay away from simple carbohydrates like those found in white rice, breads, and candies. Healthy and natural deflators include asparagus, protein, dandelion tea, parsley, and apple cider vinegar. 

Go to Sleep

Many studies have already shown a link between getting adequate sleep and weight loss. In addition, researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that subjects who sleep from six to eight hours a night have significantly less stomach fat than those who sleep fewer than six hours.

Skip Crunches

Or at least stop obsessing over them. Spot training will never be the key to a flat belly. Cardio exercise, specifically HIIT training is much more essential. Try jumping rope, jogging, cycling, or whatever cardio you enjoy three times a week for at least 20 minutes. Work hard enough to break a sweat and continue to challenge yourself for results. 

Switch to Green Tea

In a study of moderate exercisers at Tufts University, those who drank green tea lost notably more belly fat than the control group who drank another caffeinated beverage. 

Work on Your Back Muscles

A strong back is essential for good posture, which helps suck in your stomach. For an instant slimming effect, just straighten up your spine! 

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  • Posted by Anonymous on June 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM
Abs are made in the kitchen!
  • Posted by Anonymous on June 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM
When you say canned, do you mean canned vegetables and beans?