Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Few Thoughts on Having a Flatter Stomach

Almost all women dream of having a flat stomach. Many women are unable to achieve this dream because they lack the determination, effort and time to perform ab-shaping exercise routines. Are you one of these women? Yes? Don't fret because there are other ways by which you can achieve a flat tummy without exercise.

1) Straighten up. In a Good Housekeeping post, The Biggest Loser trainer Kim Lyons shared that correcting your posture doesn't only make you look good. It also helps tone your stomach muscles. Make it your habit to sit straight and stand straight to have a flat stomach.

2) Stay away from salt and sugar. Researches show that salt or sodium causes the stomach to bloat. It also makes you feel puffy. Instead of making your food tasty by adding salt or soy sauce, try using fresh herbs and spices in every dish you cook. Sugar also increases the accumulation of belly fat. There are hidden sugars in both healthy and unhealthy food items sold in the supermarket. Take the time to read the labels before buying any of them.

3) Drink green tea. Green tea contains an antioxidant called EGCG which boosts metabolism and helps the body to utilize fat. Make sure to drink 2-3 cups of green tea a day for best results.

4) Avoid dehydration. When the body is dehydrated, it tends to store water in the midsection. This will make your stomach look bloated. Drink six to eight glasses of water each day to keep your body hydrated and your cells performing well.