May 02, 2013
Getting a flat tummy is everyone’s dream; a flat tummy signifies that a person is fit, and in the world of exercises and body building tummy or the core is the most important. People may think that surgery is an easy way to lose weight, but it is of no good. What fun is it to go through plastic surgeries, like liposuction and a tummy tuck? It is expensive, and as well as a painful ordeal to go through.
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There is a better method of dealing with your inflated tummy, and that is a new diet along with an exercise regime. You will however do well by talking to a dietician for your new diet and by getting in touch with a trainer who can help you with the exercises. Here are some steps in which you can flatten your tummy without a surgery.
First of all find out what your current weight is, so as to set your goal. Tummy fat must have increased your over all weight too, and the first step should be to find out your BMI. Now you can proceed from here on, by eating healthy and doing regular exercises.
Forget drinking a cola or any sort of soda, fruit drinks, coffee, as all of them can contribute extra calories to your body, and hence it is no good. Drink water, this is the best thirst quencher, drinking six to eight glasses of water per day.
You will have to sideline all the fried food items, and opt for baked and steamed foods. Eat more of fresh foods, do not indulge in fried savories when you feel a hunger pang, instead you should eat a fruit.
You should try to eat raw foods, or at least close to raw, this is done in order to avoid the loss of enzymes in your food, cooking decrease its nutritional value. You must eat more of carrots, cabbages, cauliflowers, berries, onions, celery, tomatoes, broccoli, etc.
This is your mantra when you want to lose weight, do more and more of cardio. You may be doing crunches and leg rises on a regular basis, but what good is it when there is a layer of fat on top of your abdominal muscles? You must run, sprint, walk, cycle, swim, power walk, and strive for 30 minutes minimum per day. Use these exercises alternatively.
It is important that you raise your metabolism, and so some light weight training can be beneficial for you. The higher is your metabolic rate; you will burn fat, so try doing moderate weight training.
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This is one of the best advices that you will get, eating small meals throughout the day is very healthy. Instead of eating two or three unhealthy meals a day, you should eat six small meals throughout the day. Eat when you are hungry and eat just enough so as to be full, but do not over eat.
You should also reduce your intake of salt and oil to your dishes, as they may allow the body to use the food for your body fat. By cutting down on these two you can avoid fat on the legs, stomach, buns and also the face. Alcohol should also be avoided as much as possible, binge drinking can be very dangerous for your health.
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