Is it All About Diet?
Without a doubt one of your goals is most likely to get a flatter tummy and thinner waistline and yet with all the misinformation out there it can be both challenging and frustrating to get to this goal that you may have had for a while now.
Unfortunately, when it comes right down to it, getting a flatter tummy has more to do with diet than anything else, especially if you’re already putting in your time at the gym. But healthy eating can be a tricky thing, and it’s not always as simple we all think.
If you’re struggling to lose those last few pounds, or just can’t seem to get the flat tummy you want, these 4 simple tried and true eating tips are designed to help you out. You may be surprised by some of these tips, but at the end of the day, the solution to your flat tummy woes may be easier than you think.
The goal of this entire article is to help you start seeing some serious results within a week, so keep an open and POSITIVE mindset!
4 Simple Strategies for a Flatter Tummy
1. Keep the Cruciferous Veggies to a Minimum
Any vegetables are better than no vegetables, but there are some that you need to be careful with. Veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and Brussels sprouts are definitely full of nutritious content, but they can also make you a little bloated due to their high fiber content. Don’t remove them completely from your diet, but go for smaller portions while increasing your intake of leafy greens, especially if you are hours away from showing off your belly.
One way to get around this and make sure you are getting great natural sources of vitamins and minerals, is by adding a super food supplement to your diet, like NOW Astragalus or NOW Spirulina Powder.
2. Remove Salty Processed Foods
Processed foods are full of salt (a preservative), and salt is one of the worst things for your tummy. Sodium just makes your body retain water, leaving you with a bigger belly than you actually have. Reduce processed foods that are high in sodium, and go easy on the added salt. In fact, I recommend removing all processed foods if possible.
3. Avoid Artificial Sweeteners and Diet Options
There’s a ton of research out there showing how harmful artificial sweeteners are to your health, and to your weight loss efforts in particular. Although they help reduce your intake of processed sugar, they actually cause major spikes in your blood glucose level and throw your hunger and cravings out of whack.
Generally speaking, I recommend avoiding all diet food options. In order to make foods low-fat or fat-free, fats are removed and replaced by sugar and other artificial ingredients to make up for the loss of flavor. They also don’t leave you feeling as satisfied. Go for whole foods whenever you can, and keep it natural.
There’s one kind of fat that’s actually good for your tummy – omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in salmon, almonds, and avocados. Supplement with Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega daily for a thinner waistline.
4. Cut Out the Soda – Whether it’s diet soda or not, you need to remove it from your diet immediately. Regular soda is packed full of sugar, and sugar just gets converted to fat when it’s not all burned off. If it’s diet soda, then it’s full of artificial sweeteners, and I already told you why you need to avoid those.
Instead, go for natural drinks like water, fresh-squeezed fruit juice (but also keep this to minimum), or one of my favorite options, Vita Coco Coconut Water.
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