If you want to get a flat stomach, the most important thing you have to do is commit to the change. You need to commit to making lifestyle changes. Doing 1000 sit ups or buying the newest machine won’t help you if you aren’t willing to make the commitment, stick with it and be consistent. Here are a few tips on how to lose that belly fat and get a flat stomach fast.
Drink Plenty of Water
In order for your cells to function and for you to properly burn and dispose of fat cells your body needs the right amount of water. 64 ounces of water is the recommended daily minimum but you can’t really get too much. Water functions as a waste remover, and a lubricator, and is vital in helping your cells function as they should. Make sure to drink enough water each day so that your body can function at its highest capacity.
Eat Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains
If you want to lose belly fat fast and get a slim stomach, you need to make healthy eating decisions and I don’t mean starving yourself. If you want to lose weight, you need to eat about six times a day, having reasonably sized meals and small snacks throughout the day. This will keep your metabolism moving and will keep you from being so hungry you over eat. Eating foods that are full of vitamins and nutrients as well as fiber will keep you healthy and feeling full longer.
Try to cut out refined sugars and starches and stick with whole grain versions and you will be doing yourself a favor by providing your body with hearty and nutritious foods. Experiment with new products. Some “health” foods taste like cardboard but others can be just as delicious and twice as nutritious as their more refined counter parts.
Exercise A Little Each Day
Make sure to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. The more consistent you are, the better your results will be. Make sure to mix it up to keep it interesting and let your muscle groups rest. Try to incorporate a nice mix of aerobic exercise routines with specific strength training. Make sure to let each muscle group rest. For example, you could do cardio on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and work your legs and butt on Tuesday, your shoulders on Thursday, your back on Saturday, and your chest on Sunday. Work your abs out at least 4 days a week. A good abs routine works all the muscles in your core (midsection)
Example Abs Workout:
16 reverse crunches: Pull your lower stomach in while holding your head and shoulders off the floor.
16 oblique crunches: Lift your shoulders and head straight up, then turn to the left. Repeat for the right side.
2 minutes of board broken up into 30-45 second intervals.
32 bicycle crunches
Obviously, this is just one example of one kind of workout and schedule you can have. Experiment with what works for you. If you have more time, try upping the cardio from three days a week to five, while maintaining your strength training routine.
Work Your Whole Body
Try jogging or running for a full body workout. If you aren’t into running, try to find an aerobic class or a DVD that you can follow so that you can get in a full body workout every few days. This will help you burn calories and tone your entire body. It’s not really possible to target one specific area, so workout your entire body and you will lose inches everywhere, including your abs. By paying special attention to your diet and your abs you can make sure to get your flat stomach fast.