Are you unhappy with your stomach? Do you look at yourself in the mirror and think, “my stomach looks big and bloated”? Everyone wants to achieve the look of a flat stomach. That flat stomach appearance is what the majority of the population seeks to obtain. Let’s face the facts though, it’s not easy. Achieving that flat stomach is much harder for most people than some may think, especially if you have a descent amount of weight to lose before being able to flatten those abdominal muscles the way you want them. For a small portion of lucky people this is a very easy task and they don’t have to put in much effort. That’s unfortunately not the case for the rest of us average people. For most of us it is going to take and hard work but it is possible to accomplish it. There are some helpful tips that you may want to keep in mind on your road to achieve that flat stomach of your dreams.
Most importantly you need to avoid junk foods such as sweets, chips and fried foods. Anything high in fat and sugar should be avoided or significantly restricted. Replace fatty foods with anything containing higher fiber, such as fruits and vegetables. Consuming lean proteins is very necessary. Lean proteins are like nuts, beans and low fat meats, such as fish or chicken. Focus on raw foods. I don’t mean go out and eat raw eggs or anything. Raw fruits and vegetables gives your body the chance to absorb the vitamins and nutrients the foods offer during digestion and it helps to reduce the feeling of being hungry. There are great foods that are very beneficial to eat raw are foods like, broccoli, apples, zucchini, berries, pears, bananas, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage and carrots. Dairy products are a great source of protein for energy but it’s important to watch closely on the fat content so you don’t set yourself up for failure. Avoid drinks that contain sugar and calories. Such as juices, soda pop, fruit drinks or high calorie coffee drinks. Drink as much water as possible.
2. Eating Habits
Eating habits are very important. Starving yourself from food intake is counterproductive. You should only eat when you’re actually hungry. That’s not to be confused with snacking. Only eat when you’re hungry enough to consume a real, balanced meal. Limit the amount of food you eat and only eat until you are just about starting to feel full. Slowly chewing food gives your body time to realize when it’s actually starting to feel full and it gives your stomach the time to tell your brain to stop eating. If you want some added help on controlling appetite a great thing to use is Moringa. It is a natural appetite suppressant, it’s non-addicting and it’s packed full of vitamins that your body needs.
Exercising will help to burn calories and fat, as well as help to start flattening your stomach. A great beginner exercise is walking. Sounds simple and it is effective too. Doing some sit-ups and crunches are great for the abdominal area. One of the most productive and effective kinds are planking exercises. They help to elongate and flatten the abdominal muscles while strengthening and tightening the muscles too.
I’m Andrea Jensen, nutritionist and fitness trainer. It’s my job to help people get into shape and achieve their goals of fitness. Also she recommends Moringa to control appetite.