Getting a flat stomach is everyone’s ultimate goal, but unfortunately, it’s not an easy task. Having a flat stomach isn’t just about focusing on exercise, you also have to watch what you eat, when you eat and even pay attention to how much you sleep. Here is a crunch-free guide that will help you get the flat stomach you’ve always dreamed of.
Skip the soda
Many people drink diet soda thinking it’s better because it has fewer calories, but it’s still packed with artificial sweeteners. Sticking to tea, natural fruit juices or fruit infused water you make at home can help keep you healthier and your stomach flat. Plus, eating too much sugar can lead to bloating, which prevents your stomach from being flat no matter how much you exercise.
Hold the salt
Eating out all the time can cause you to gain weight, primarily because you’re not in charge of the cooking methods or ingredients. You are more prone to eating a lot of salt and processed foods, which causes you to retain water. When you eat to much salt, this can also cause your belly to bloat, so make sure you’re limiting your salt intake.
When you’re under a lot of pressure and stress your body releases cortisol, a hormone that fast-tracks fat deposits deep in the abdomen. Take some time to meditate and to breathe in and out, relax because all that built up stress can cause your belly to grow and even cause your back to arch from the added stress on your shoulders.