How do I get a flat belly? Quite possibly the most popular question people ask me! The next one after that is: ‘what ab exercises should I be doing for a flat belly?’ Then, even after I give advice on how to get a flat belly, I see people just do abs and don’t really achieve their goal. The reason? People don’t change their food, training, de stress or drink enough water.
Here are our tips for getting a flat belly (just in time for summer! 😉 )
#1 Drink Water! 2 litres every day at least! Your body needs to be hydrated to be able to get rid of toxins in your body. You will be less bloated- this means you’re a step closer to a flat tummy because less bloated= flatter tummy! You’ll also eat a lot less. If you are dehydrated, you will feel hungry! If you’re hungry you will eat more- usually more of the wrong food choices too- which doesn’t help you achieve that Flat belly goal.
#2 Eat 5 small meals a day! Eating regularly prevents you from being hungry and eating whatever you can get your hands on first! It also keeps your metabolism working, your body will break down your food easier and more efficiently.
#3 Have one main meal a day when you don’t consume starchy carbs. Sweet potato, rice, pasta, bread…. Leave them off the plate once a day!
#4 Eat more Fruit and Veggies! If you don’t have some sort of fruit or veg at most-if not all- meals, then you need to rethink your diet- STAT! The minerals, vitamins, fibre (I could go on forever with the benefits…. But I think you know deep down why you need veggies!)
#5 Consistency! If you eat healthy, for 2 or 3 days and then go back to eating what you were before, you are not going to get a flat belly. A treat here and there is okay, don’t get me wrong! But you need to be eating well 80% of the time to get any results! You can Train really hard! But it’s a waste of time unless you change what goes into your mouth.
#6 Sleep well and De-stress! These two things make such a MASSIVE difference to your health and fitness results, stress makes your hormones go crazy! You go into ‘survival mode’ and your body holds onto everything! We’re talking, toxins, energy, fat and you feel cranky and on edge all the time too. Do some yoga, read a book, spend QUALITY time with family, friends or your partner. Seriously! Be happy!! You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference it makes! I definitely was!!
Just remember, getting that flat belly cannot be done just by doing crunches or the plank! It’s 80% food and 20% exercise. You CAN’T just train and not change what you’re eating. And before you make 272910101 excuses about why you can’t change what you’re eating (and believe me! I’ve heard them all! TWICE! Haha) It can be done, and relatively easily! It’s about making small changes, that are achievable and not scary or restrictive. Do these things and you will be on your way to success in no time! Comments, questions, share your story, below or via email, Face book or Insta