Want to fit into your jeans better? Then check out these awesome tips!
We completely understand how fitting into your jeans can sometimes be considered a chore. Well let's just say it is an annoyance that hopefully with our help, you can naturally flatten your belly and help make these issues more tolerable.
To help flatten your belly an important tip to keep in mind daily is to snack regularly throughout the day. Ideally every 3-4 hours which helps keep your metabolism burning. Good snacks to keep in mind are apples, low-fat cheese, avocados, almonds, nuts, seeds, or bananas which also helps prevents cramps with potassium.
Your diet is definitely one of the most crucial aspects in helping flatten your belly, however another major factor is exercise. It is important to make an exercise regimen that you can follow weekly. Building muscle is important because it burns calories longer than fat. The human body naturally burns more calories each day to maintain a pound of muscle than it does to maintain a pound of fat. Therefore, the more muscle you build, the more calories your body will naturally burn each day at rest. For lean muscle, use light weights with faster repetitions.
Eating protein with exercise fuels the growth of lean muscle, which as we explained-- boosts your metabolic rate and increases calorie burning. Fiber on the other hand, helps improve digestion and helps keep you from binging on foods that are high in fat and sugar. Eating these types of food are strenuous on your body because it requires more work for your body to digest when it is not an easily recognized ingredient. Eating healthier does not burn fat itself, but rather aids your body in operating at its maximum efficiency.
Another small tip that will help tone and flatten your belly at the same time is to maintain holding in your stomach in throughout the day. This keeps your abdominal muscles tighter and tucks your belly in appearing flatter. Practicing this daily will help it become habitual, so you will naturally start doing this daily. Laughing is also a great natural way to strengthen your abdominal area. It is both fun and easy.
Now to assist your body in flattening your belly it is important to remember to chew your food thoroughly, until it is like applesauce consistency. Digestion begins in the mouth, so decreasing its workload is less strain on your stomach and digestion. Therefore better for gas and bloating. I know it seems like a very simple tip, but it is easily forgotten when rushing and eating, causing you to absent-mindedly swallow, without first chewing your food enough.
Minimizing your salt intake, because salt causes your body to retain water and therefore increases bloating. Another great tip is changing regular salt with natural sea salt or kosher salt because it is lower in sodium. Instead try maximizing flavor with fresh tomato salsa and cayenne pepper, which naturally boosts your metabolism.
Eating proportion controlled meals with whole grain foods, which keeps your body full longer instead of seeming full for a short time. Unfortunately a lot of the snacks we eat, like chips, candy, and soda are filled with unhealthy ingredients which as mentioned earlier, confuses your body and it cannot recognize when it is actually hungry. This is simply because you have not provided your body with the proper food intake, so it is left craving for more instead of being satisfied shortly after snacking. Quality over quantity is always an important factor for minimizing belly fat.
Another great tip for weight loss and reducing belly fat is to not mix your starch intakes with protein. When snacking or eating, keep them separate. So you have to eat your carbs alone, fruit alone, and meat alone. We understand this can be very difficult and not very appetizing since we are accustomed to eating these types of things together, but if you are truly dedicated it will help you lose a lot of weight. This is simply because instead of your body having to divide it's energy to break down these two different types of food, having one at a time allows your body to metabolize them much quicker and easier, reducing fat.
Now to help avoid constipation take around 30g of fiber daily. Fiber is naturally found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Drink at least eight 8 fl. Oz. of water every day. To help your body reach the point of being full without over eating a good trick is to drink a whole glass of water and wait about 20 minutes before starting your meal. Drinking a lot of fluid after your meal will only dwindle your metabolic rate, so make sure to have the glass before starting your meal. Spicy food will naturally burn about 20 minutes longer than regular food. So keep that small tip in mind when planning out your snacks and meals.
We hope these simple, yet very effective tips can help assist your body to a flatter belly. Next week we will be going more in-depth and discussing actual snacks and recipes that are healthy and help you maintain a flatter belly. These methods have been tried and tested, all you need is dedication and perseverance and you'll be fitting into your jeans better, or perhaps even a smaller size, in no time!
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