Where you go people are now doling out flat belly advice these days. And it’s hard listening to all that advice if you are nowhere near to the idealistic flat belly goals yourself. But most of them are random advice. Random, since they are hardly science-backed! Drinking something may hardly help you lose weight. You may follow them for a few days and since they provide no results you get back to your old lifestyle.
Any advice on fitness and health only works if they are sustainable. Rome wasn’t built in a day and your body or should we say your belly or the flatness of it won’t be built in one day.
However, you have come to the best place if you are trying to build some sustainable habits to reach your fitness goals. We never said it would be easy but it will be worth your time. So read up and see if this helps you reach closer to your flat belly goals.
No More Sweets
That’s the hard thing you have to give up on your favorite desserts if you are planning to cut the belly fat for good. We know you have shelves and shelves of candies calling out to you coercing you to eat them. If that’s the case, then you have to clear out your shelves first.
We know how hard it is to control your cravings in the first place. However, you won’t need to tussle with your cravings if you clear out your pantry that has all the things that you are not supposed to eat.
Picture this if you are raiding your refrigerator in the middle of the night to look for the sumptuous cake you made the other day.
What if it is not there? And all you have is a jar of almond butter or some nuts. You’ll be forced to eat only that right? Also, Research says if you keep your not-so-good foodstuffs in opaque jars you may be less likely to indulge in them. Well, the point is you have to maintain a distance between sweets and yourself, what can we say but you are sweet already!
Turn Down the Thermostat
Sleeping in cold temperatures can actually help you lose belly fat. Finally, an actionable tip where you don’t need to work hard to get to reach your goals; you just simply need to blast down the air conditioner temperature and turn down the heat in the winters. Colder temperatures can tap into the brown fat stores, which may help you keep warm and help you burn through belly fat.
Research supports this as there was a study where participants spent a few weeks sleeping in bedrooms that has different temperatures such as neutral 75 degrees, a cooler 66 degrees, and 81 degrees. After sleeping at 66 degrees, the participants were able to increase their volumes of brown fat.
Pick up your weights and pick them heavy, especially if you are doing five reps of an exercise, think of picking a heavier weight. This will help you build muscles and as your body gets stronger, you can progressively increase your load which can challenge your body. It engages your larger muscle groups, like your glutes, with a heavier weight, and this will help work on your belly and make it flatter.
Nuts and Freshfruits, a Winning Combo!
Find a healthier alternative to candy and cookie jars on the kitchen counter. You can choose a bowl of fresh fruits and pair them with nuts, they are the best combination ever. Stock your fridge and pantry with healthy food options such as chopped veggies and hummus for a quick and fulfilling snack. When you have nuts and fruits at hand you don’t need to nibble on chips, do you?
Also, meal prep in such as way that you keep those veggies right at the front of your fridge, veggies such as cucumbers, sugar snap peas, peppers, and carrots. Keep the fruits such as bananas, apples, pears, and oranges whenever your sweet tooth craving hits you hard.
Say No to Soda
Ditch the soda and one reason for doing so are they do not have any nutritional benefits whatsoever and they may instead harm your health. They are full of empty calories and additives and artificial coloring that are bad for your health.
It is said that makers of most soda cans and bottles, add the preservative potassium benzoate (a known carcinogen that is linked to multiple health disorders). Drink more water instead or herbal teas that can significantly improve your health all the time quenching your thirst.
Also, maintain a proper sleep schedule get to be bed by 10:00 p.m. Stay consistent with your goals and you’ll be soon closer to your goals than you would have thought!