It’s not easy to get a flat stomach. To lose belly fat and reduce waist size, you’ll need to be serious about exercising, eating right, and taking care of your body.
While it’s not necessary or realistic for everyone to develop rock-hard abs, trying to cut down on excess abdominal fat can still come with health benefits. And there are many proven strategies to do it though it will take time.
1. Eat healthy
The kind of food you will eat in this period is vital in bringing about any change. Natural foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and pastas, chicken, beef, fish and low fat dairy should replace processed foods full of sugar.
2. Drink water
Have adequate water to flush away those toxins. This will give you dual benefits of a glowing skin and a flat tummy. Drinking water does not only mean having gallons of water in a day, but also drinking healthy drinks like green teas with anti-oxidants and fresh vegetable and fruit juice.
3. Stay away from alcohol
Alcohol can make your stomach feel bloated. To get that perfect tummy for a figure-hugging dress or silk saree, stay away from having any alcohol for this week at least.
4. Create a calorie deficit
By eating less and exercising more, you can create a calorie deficit when you burn more calories than you take in. That will cause you to lose weight all over your body, including in the belly.
5. Exercise regularly
Exercise helps create a calorie deficit that can lead to weight loss and can also help strengthen the core muscles, which help your stomach look flatter.
6. Eat more fruits
Most fruits are high in fiber and can help you feel more full throughout the day, preventing frequent snacking. In particular, berries are also high in antioxidants like quercetin, which can reduce inflammation and bloating.