A lot of people are under the impression that the best way to get a flat stomach is to do more and more sit-ups. Unfortunately, that is not how it works. Getting a flat stomach is as much about diet as it is about exercise. You can’t have one without the other. However, with the right combination of efforts, you can change that belly into a flat stomach in a fairly short time.
Follow these 3 tips and you will see results.
TIP #1 – Do weight Bearing Exercises
Do a full body workout, not just sit-ups. Strengthening your core & back muscles will improve your overall fitness level and work to keep your abdominal muscles strong and flat. Remember, muscle burns more calories than fat so focus on replacing your fat with muscle. Try to work out 3 times a week for the best results.
TIP #2 – Eat Healthy
You don’t have to be overweight to be flabby. If you are not working out and building muscle, then the majority of your body weight will consist of fat weight. To reduce body fat and get the flat stomach you desire, it is necessary to ditch the junk food and concentrate on healthy alternatives. Good carbs like fruit, vegetables, whole wheat, brown rice, sweet potatoes; protein found in eggs, chicken, fish and lean beef. Be sure to reduce your intake of refined sugar, pasta, bread, sugary sodas and eliminate all fried foods.
TIP #3 – Do Aerobic Exercises
To get a flat stomach, you need to remove belly fat and one of the best ways to do that is through an intensive cardiovascular exercise. I’m not talking ‘take the dog for a walk’. Do a cardio exercise that gets your heart and lungs working. Hi-low intensity workouts are the best for burning calories and reducing belly fat. Get out there and run, jog, swim, cycle (14 mph and higher). Take some classes – Zumba, spinning, step aerobics, kick boxing, etc. These are all fat burners that will get your heart pumping!
If you follow the 3 tips above, not only will you get a flatter stomach, but you will see a leaner, healthier body overall. You will have more energy, less stress and feel good about yourself.
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