trouble getting a nice flat stomach? Don't worry you're not alone.
Millions of people have that same goal but find it hard to have
a flat stomach. The main culprit is lack of proper information.
If you've learned that in order to have a flat stomach, you need
to do endless repeats and sets of crunches and situps, well you'll
never achieve your objective. These are wrong tips for getting
a flat stomach, so if you continue in this direction, you'll be
wasting your time. While flat stomach exercises do help in toning,
firming and strengthening your stomach muscles, they won't burn
the layer of fat on it. Many people think that they can do spot
reduction of fat which is targeting specific body areas to burn
fat, this is why they believe doing exercises on the stomach area
will automatically eliminate fat deposits there. Nothing can be
further from the truth. To get rid of your stomach fat, you only
need to do two primary things, stomach training being only secondary.
are the two most fundamental things you need to focus on to have
a flat stomach:
only you could eat and drink everything you love often and still
have no stomach fat but unfortunately you can't. Neglecting proper
diet is the major cause for stomach fat along with sedentary lifestyle.
If you want to have a flat stomach, you should start eating properly
and focus on more healthy, fat
burning foods and less fatty, sugary, salty and less calorie
dense foods. Calorie dense foods will promote more fat and weight
gain. Here are a few things to avoid:
foods and soda contain sugar and when your body is converting
those sugars into energy and it's not used up, it will later convert
fried foods like crispy chicken, french fries containing oil,
fats and more calories.
foods, restaurant foods and processed foods like canned foods
contain great amount of sodium. Excess sodium is actually bad
for stomach because it can cause bloating. Where sodium goes,
water goes as well.
foods containing white flour like white bread, white pasta, pizza,
waffles, tarts, pies, pancakes, donuts. White flour is converted
into glucose fast and as you might know, glucose is sugar. Same
principle as with sugary foods.
fats are not only unhealthy but also packs more calories. Sources
include butter, cream, cheese, lard, bacon and red meat(go for
leaner cuts if you do).
you are exercising hard but still eating poor quality and calorie
dense foods, you might not actually make any significant progress
and you'll have a tougher time eliminating that stomach fat. Changing
your diet will make you reach your goals faster. Some diet tips
include focusing on whole grain foods and complex carbohydrates
like 100% wholegrain oats, sweet potatoes and whole wheat bread,
vegetables like broccoli, green beans and asparagus, lean protein
like skinless chicken breast, egg whites and fish, healthy fats
like olive oil, flaxseed oil, fish oil, avocado and walnuts. Eating
smaller amounts per meal at regular intervals instead of 2-3 large
meals is recommended. The starvation diet is not advisable as
this would mean depriving your body from vital nutrients. This
is one of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to get
rid of stomach fat. You won't achieve a flat stomach by drastically
reducing the daily amount of your food intake or starving yourself.
Instead of getting results, you'll only make things worse.
that you have your proper nutrition in place, it's time for some
exercising. One crucial thing you need to understand is if you
want to get rid of stomach fat, you have to start burning overall
body fat. Like mentioned earlier, you can't do spot reduction
of fat. If you're 20% body fat, it's your fat percentage for your
entire body not only your belly area. Once your fat levels decrease,
your stomach will become flatter. The key to burning fat is sweating
profusely and cardio exercises would just do that. Using cardio
machines in gym like treadmills or running in nature are some
of the exercises you can do. What you need to do is a "calorie
deficit" meaning calories you burn must be higher than calories
you get from foods. For example, if you are ingesting 1,500 calories
everyday and you are burning 2,000, you are shedding off an extra
500 calories in your body. Fats are excess calories so this means
you're actually reducing your overall body fat percentage. Doing
a cardio exercise routine on a consistent basis would result in
a flatter stomach with time.
you have it, the key to have a flat stomach resides in having
proper eating habits and lowering your body fat with cardio training.
more detailed information and instructions about getting rid of
belly fat for a nice flat stomach, I highly recommend The
Truth About Six Pack Abs. Well written and illustrated
with great fat burning techniques, nutrition advice and ab training
methods, this is simply a MUST read for anyone wanting to get
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