The stomach is a very sensitive body part. It easily stores fat, which settles between the muscles and the skin along the abdominal belt. To regain a flat stomach, whether it’s for aesthetic or medical reasons, you can follow a weight loss program that focuses on the abdominal area. The best way to achieve this goal is to combine a healthy and balanced diet with targeted physical exercises.
Monitor your diet and eat balanced. Above all, focus on green vegetables and those that are high in fibre (peas, cabbage, spinach) by privileging cooked vegetables.
Reduce your consumption of saucy dishes, as they contain lots of saturated fat. The same goes for prepared dishes, which are often too salty. Prepare your meals yourself as often as possible, and try to steam, boil, or bake your food, always limiting the addition of fat.
Even if you’re starting a diet, don’t deprive yourself, and focus instead on proteins that don’t contain too much fat, such as turkey, eggs, and white fish. A diet shouldn’t be a pretext for starving yourself; you should eat when you’re hungry while reducing your fat intake in favour of other nutrients. Ask a medical professional for advice to make sure that you’re not risking deficiencies or jeopardizing your health.
Be careful not to eat too much salt, which causes water retention and pointless stomach bloating. In addition, most foods (especially processed foods and prepared dishes) already contain salt, and often in large quantities. So don’t add salt; instead, use spices (turmeric, paprika, pepper, aromatic herbs) to enhance the taste of your dishes.
Eat regularly and at fixed times, and above all, don’t snack. For each food ingested, whether it’s during a meal or not, the whole digestive system restarts. Excessive solicitation of the digestive tract can cause bloating and eventually disrupt it.
Take the time to eat properly to let your digestive system do its work under good conditions. Stop to eat for at least twenty minutes, sitting down, and chewing each bite well. Your body will then be able to better digest all the nutrients it needs.
Avoid unnecessarily adding air to your stomach, which causes bloating and moves you away from a flat stomach. Some foods are forbidden, such as soft drinks and chewing gum. Stress can also cause this type of disruption.
To get in shape and lose body fat, practice a regular physical activity. Some simple exercises can help you work on your stomach; fifteen minutes of ab exercises per day will be very beneficial, and you can simply work out at home.
Certain sports have the advantage of particularly working out the abdominal area and can therefore really help you regain a flat stomach. Practice swimming, rowing, or running, for example.
Finally, pay special attention to your posture. Holding yourself upright helps naturally stimulate the abdominal muscles and will have a beneficial impact on your body in general, and your back in particular.