To begin with, let’s make it clear – it is impossible to remove or “lose weight” only one part of the body. Weight either goes everywhere or nowhere. So for a flat stomach you will have to include diet and sports. But if you’re not a fan of either, here are a few habits to help you keep your stomach flat without fasting or strenuous exercise.
1. Add olive oil to food every day
Olive oil, which in ancient times was called “yellow gold”, is one of the oldest medicinal and cosmetic products. It fights cardiovascular diseases, promotes digestion and restores the pH in our body in the best way. It is also a powerful antioxidant and, most importantly, prevents bloating and bowel problems.
2. Less stress
Our stomach is the second brain. Tension, irritation and blues accumulate here. And where there is stress, there are problems with digestion and bloating. Solution: Practice yoga or meditation to lower your cortisol levels and free yourself from whatever bad things are trying to affect you.
3. Add more seasoning to food
Salt is bad for our body and health, but spices, on the contrary, are very beneficial. By raising your body temperature, they help fight disease and burn calories. But be careful, you don’t need to add a lot of pepper to a greasy burger. It’s important to eat healthy foods and add a pinch of pepper or turmeric to it.
4. Make the bar
Try the “30 days of plank” challenge and you will see the result right there. Let’s start by holding the bar for 20 seconds (day one), then gradually increase the duration over the course of a month. Press cubes, nice to meet you!
5. Eat healthy fats every day
Avocados, sweet potatoes, nuts, and fish should be a must on your menu. In addition to being healthy fatty acids, they are fiber-rich foods that are ideal for removing accumulated bad fats.
6. Drink apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a magical beauty product. We love it for its ability to make hair shine, and Staz Lindes, Yves Saint Laurent’s muse, uses it to shine a face. But apple cider vinegar can also be drunk. One teaspoon a day will reduce stomach acidity and, as a result, bloating.
7. Massage your belly
Massaging the abdomen is beneficial for digestion, circulation, and bloating. Just lie on your back and stroke your stomach with light pressure, in large clockwise circles.
8. Eat only healthy fruits and detox foods
An apple, artichoke, tofu, or even a prune can improve digestion and help eliminate toxins. Vegetable proteins (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts), as well as soft fibers contained, in particular, in fruits and vegetables, contribute to better bowel cleansing. Avoid: fried foods, dairy products, animal fats such as butter, sauces, and “refined” foods such as white bread and crackers.
9. Do not eat margarine, mayonnaise and ready-made sauces
Avoid unhealthy fats in your favorite foods. Replace mayonnaise with yogurt. Margarine – with ghee or vegetable oil. Season salads with lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. And your press will thank you.
10. Drink 1.5 liters of water a day
Easy advice from all models, but it works – water will not help you lose weight, but it stimulates the lymphatic system and improves metabolism. Choose drainage drinks: water, herbal teas. Green tea inhibits the formation of fat. Water (with mint, chia, or lemon) regulates appetite and prevents snacking. Avoid: Alcohol (it contributes to fluid retention and fat accumulation, including in the abdominal area), carbonated drinks and fruit juices that cause bloating.
11. Practice sports
Sport burns calories and helps you lose weight, including belly reduction. To lose weight as much as possible, you must not only exercise daily for at least thirty minutes, but also monitor your diet. You must be spending more calories than you are consuming. Know that the duration of the exercise is important, not the intensity. An hour of walking will replace half an hour in a rocking chair. Walking, swimming, cycling – all this will not turn our belly into a “washboard”, but will make it flat.
12. Learn to breathe correctly
Proper breathing and breathing exercises tone the abdomen, aid digestion, and relieve the stress that often causes bloating. When we are relaxed, we breathe deeply and slowly. When stressed, the diaphragm contracts, we get m
Less oxygen, which can lead to abdominal pain and bloating. So in any unpleasant situation – breathe!
13. Watch your posture
Poor posture or back problems can make your belly appear bulging. See a specialist and have your back checked, do simple posture exercises, and constantly monitor your shoulders and head and neck position. Remember that no magic means are needed – posture is corrected with the simplest exercises from general physical training. Give them 10-15 minutes every day, and you will be surprised.