A slimmer, trimmer waist isn’t out of reach for anyone…
So, your stomach is not quite as flat as you would like it to be huh? Well guess what, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news for you! Good news…it can be fixed. Bad news, it won’t happen overnight! But, let’s be honest for a second, your stomach didn’t get to this point overnight either right? Of course not! Now, with that said, let’s get you five easy to implement, tummy tightening tips!
Here are 5 very easy to implement tips that will dramatically flatten your abs..
Tummy Tightening Tip #1: Shrink your caloric intake as the day goes on! Simple concept really! Americans typically eat completely backwards just because it fits into our schedules or social calendars and this continues to increase our waistlines, year after year. Eat for your next three hours! Your largest meals of the day should be breakfast, and a post-workout meal if you are exercising, not dinner, as it typically is. As your day progresses, slowly begin to shrink the number of calories or serving sizes of the foods you eat. You don’t need much energy to sleep at night, so why in the world would we fill our plates and stuff our faces a few hours before bed? Not much calorie burning going on while you snore!
Tummy Tightening Tip #2: Limit carbohydrate intake later in the day! As with your total caloric intake, so too should your carb intake shrink over the course of the day! Same reasoning, same concept. As your most common source of energy, as you need less, or expect to need less, ingest fewer carbs! Notice I didn’t say to cut out all carbs, but rather to cut back on carbs.
Tummy Tightening Tip #3: Cut starchy carbs after lunchtime! Again, as noted above when it comes to the typical size of our meals on a normal day, with the largest being dinnertime for most, the same holds true with our starchy carb (rice, potatoes, breads, pastas, etc). This single thing may be the biggest cause of annual weight gain. Think about it, most of the time, do you not include a pretty good size serving of these things with your dinner? Most Americans do, and this increases waistlines like nothing else. Simply put, if these carbs aren’t burned for energy or replenishing energy stores, they are stored as fat, which is all too common. Eat these foods, earlier in the day! Don’t try to eliminate them altogether. Enjoy your food, just time it a little bit better and you will see amazing results.
Tummy Tightening Tip #4: Water, water, water…and more water! Yeah! We know…BORING!! Sorry Charlie!! Ample water intake is a surefire way to slim and trim, minimize bloating, and ensure healthy body functions all at once! Unfortunately, the majority of our population, especially women, are walking around in a dehydrated or partially dehydrated state at all times, without even knowing it! This is the reason we recommend a single serving of Rehydrate for every woman we work with, at night, right before bed. Within 7-10 days they notice a difference in their hair, nails, skin, etc. simply because there are no longer missing out! Chronic dehydration also leads to false hunger signals and unnecessary calorie consumption. Simple rule of thumb as a minimum…one ounce per pound of bodyweight in water per day!
Tummy Tightening Tip #5: Increase your fiber intake! Fiber is a good natural way of helping to reduce body fat. It does not metabolize fat quicker or more efficiently, but it will help decrease total caloric intake. It will also reduce the amount of free cholesterol in the blood. Fiber is also a natural and easy way of preventing colon cancer, heat disease and diabetes. Shoot for 20-35 grams of fiber per day, but work up to that slowly if that is not a common intake for you now. Also, with this amount of daily fiber intake, your water consumption is even more important…so get it in!
Folks, contrary to popular belief, abs are not made in the gym, they are created in the kitchen…so to speak! 80-90% of how you look, feel and perform, both mentally and physically, is determined by what you put in your mouth. While we know this is not the “sexy” answer everyone wants to hear, it is the truth, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing by any stretch! Implement these five simple tips and you will see a noticeable difference in your waist in as little as a few days!