You want to wear your favourite figure-hugging dress but you see your stomach rolls bulging out. This makes you worry about how to lose tummy fat. A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve. Here are the 9 tricks trainers swear by that can help you attain a sculpted core and trim tummy.
Tip 1: Have an afternoon snack
You must eat a snack that contains protein between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Go for a protein bar, a piece of low-fat cheese, or some almonds with an organic apple. This afternoon pick-me up boosts metabolism and balances blood sugar, which prevents you from storing fat around your middle.
Tip 2: Talk and walk
Skip the “Let’s get together for coffee” routine and have a walk-and-talk session with your fiends instead. You’re likely to work out 104% harder if you have an exercise buddy that if you workout alone.
Tip 3: Cut the sugar
Eat as close to zero grams of sugar as possible so you can keep your insulin levels low while you keep your glucagon levels high. Glucagon is a hormone that you need to help reduce your belly flab.
Tip 4: Order first
A recent study showed that a normal-weight woman was more likely to mimic a thin woman’s eating habits than an obese woman’s. So when you’re out for girl’s night, order first. You’ll keep yourself, and maybe even a friend or two, on track to a flatter tummy.
Tip 5: Sprinkle Seeds
Sunflower seeds are packed with tons of MUFAs and B vitamins, which play an important role in protecting against inflammation. Sprinkle two tablespoons on top of your salad and stir-fries. MUFAs are monounsaturated fatty acids that halts blood sugar spikes that tell your body to store fat around your belly.
Tip 6: Bring on the PB
One serving of peanut butter has 2 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein, on top of belly-busting MUFAs.
Tip 7: Add an avocado
Just half an avocado contains 10 grams of MUFAs. Eat these in ¼ cup servings to ward off belly fat without overdoing it.
Tip 8: Sculpt while you sit
While you’re driving, sitting, or just waiting at the doctor’s office, imagine there’s gum or wet paint on the back of your chair so you have to hold yourself up instead of leaning back. Keep shoulder blades down and back, abdominals lifted, and picture yourself knitting your rib cage together and in.
Tip 9: Increase your metabolism
Many popular diets these days leave you starving, restricting calorie to the point that your metabolism actually SLOWS. But there is a little-known plan called the 2 Week Diet that actually teaches you what to eat and when. This increases your metabolism, allowing you to shed weight and shed it FAST. Those on the diet report losing 12-23 pounds and 2-4 inches in a matter of 2 weeks – all backed by science. Watch this video to learn more about how the 2-week diet works.