Tips to a Flatter Stomach in a WEEK!
* Please Note - This is not promoting quick or extreme weight-loss, there are no quick fixes to weight loss. Please ensure you are losing weight in a healthy way.
With the summer heat waves approaching, we all want to be feeling and looking our best!
Now that government restrictions have started to lift in most parts of the world, there will be lots of events and parties to attend. And we know you all want to look and feel like your most confident selves!
If you suffer with stomach bloating or are just looking to tone down, follow our top tips for a flatter stomach in just a week!
Drink more water!
We need water to stay alive, BUT it can be especially important if you're trying to achieve a flatter stomach!
When you drink more water, you help your body maintain proper fluid balance, stop water retention and hence bloating, and feel fuller throughout the day.
When you drink more water you feel fuller and are inclined to eat less throughout the day. This stops any binge tendencies.
Water is also an essential element in the break down of fat for energy and moves nutrients to your muscles. Water is also essential in maintaining your metabolism.
Add lemon or cucumber slices to your water to it a little flavour boost!
You can also try herbs such as mint! This will make your water taste even more fresh for the summer!
Drink MORE Green Tea!
You may have heard about the many health benefits of green tea, however it can also help reduce belly fat!
This is assumed to be due to the antioxidants called catechins that are in the green tea leaves.
Try drinking green tea first thing in the morning, whilst fasted and then a cup or two before bed!
The Protein World Morning and Night Time Teas contain green tea and antioxidants, which makes it perfect for de-bloating your stomach and reducing belly fat over time!
Add Ginger to your Tea!
Ginger helps soothe your intestinal tract and helps reduce bloating.
Add some fresh, grated ginger to your green tea or boil chopped pieces of the root to make ginger tea!
Work your CORE!
Your core is made up of your abdominal muscles plus the muscles of your lower back, pelvic floor and hips!
For a really flat stomach, you need exercises that target all of these muscles.
- Side Plank - Hold for 30 to 45 seconds. Repeat on the opposite side. If you can’t hold the pose for 30 to 45 seconds, stay up as long as you can and work you way up.
- Push-up Walkout. Get on the floor in a push-up position and place your hands so they're two inches wider than your shoulders. Keeping your feet in place, walk your hands out as far as possible, then walk back. Do 10-12 reps.
Eat more often
Instead of three large meals that can fill your belly and tax your digestive system, eat small, frequent meals or snacks
Eat your meals about two to three hours apart; they'll take up less space in your stomach, cause less expansion, keep your metabolism up and keep you feeling full!