Summer season is almost here and we all want to gear up for the beach body and greet the season with a body built for our teeniest bikini. So how to get rid of the unsightly flab before it hangs over our bikini bottom this summer?
Here are some tips and tricks that can help you prevent distressing, uncomfortable belly flat!
- Drink plenty of water
If you want to lose on that stubborn belly fat, it is very important to keep the body well-hydrated. Drinking plenty of water increases metabolism, digestion and cleanse your system of toxins. Additionally, the liver works better and burns fat efficiently if you keep your body hydrated.
So, drink enough water for the entire day for a flat belly and a healthy body. According to research, drinking 2 cups of water before you eat can help you consume fewer calories when you dig in.
- Cardio is the key
The best way to slim down in the middle is cardio exercise. Make more time for cardio as it is the most effective in reducing belly fat. Aerobic exercises burn more calories than resistance training or combination.
HIIT (High intensity interval training) or, very low-intensity cardio like walking, or ideally, a mix of both can show fast effects. Some good examples of exercise are walking, swimming, jogging, aerobics, bicycling and the likes.
- Target big muscles
Targeted weight loss or spot reduction is not possible. So, if you want to get rid of excess fat from your belly, you will need to lose overall body fat. Target the stubborn muscles like legs, chest, and back. This will help the stomach muscles in maintaining the balance and this will help trim your belly down.
- Say no to carbonated drinks
Stick with flat water over any kind of carbonated and sweetened drinks. Try having more of green tea, natural smoothies or detox drinks. Carbonated drinks store gas in the stomach and cause the stomach to swell and bloat. Add lemon, ginger, and cucumber to the variety of drinks to make it more tasty and healthy.
- Make friends with fiber
Include a lot of fibers in your diet for a healthy stomach functioning and digestion. The good digestive system is linked with fat loss and weight loss.
Eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits for a healthy body and flat belly. Add some dressings on the salad. Little fat in the dressings help in absorbing the veggie nutrients and you will feel fuller.
- Say no to dairy products, refined grains, and sugar
Sugar is a form of carbohydrate with no nutrition and empty calories. When you eat sugar, your body retains glycogen and fluid which causes bloating. Prefer whole grains over refined grains and avoid dairy products as much as possible.
- Get your daily sleep
Too little sleep can cause more cravings for high carb foods. And the more tired you feel the stronger are the cravings as your body needs energy. Cut these cravings by having a good sleep of at least 7 hours at a stretch.