In a previous article I gave you a great ab workout for women in order to get those core muscle in shape. Now that you have that working for you, you're gonna need to burn off some fat so you and everybody you want to impress can see them.
Read on to learn four simple changes you can make immediately to start burning more fat and get that flat belly you want.
Exercise is only about 20% of the "looking sexy equation"
You have probably heard this before, but I'll say it again – your physique is determined mainly by what you eat
In fact, exercise is only about 20% of the "looking sexy equation"!
You need both to see results, but just running or lifting weights without a proper diet will pretty much do nothing
This site is against dieting in every way shape or form – remember if you want sexy abs for years to come you won’t get there by short-term dieting. You will need to make simple and easy changes in eating habits and keep using them for life.
5 Simple Tips to get a Flat Belly
- Eliminate ALL processed sugar from your diet (90% of the time)
- Eliminate prepackaged foods
- Eat more fruits and vegetables - a lot more!
- Eat something healthy every 4 hours or so...even if it's just a piece of fruit! Eat something!
- Drink more water!
This means no soda, candy, cheap breads with high fructose corn syrups, cakes, pastries, donuts, chips, sports drinks, pies, cookies, dried fruit and fruit juice.
One glass of Welch’s 100% grape juice has more sugar that a glass of grape soda.
Seriously, look at the ingredients on the side of any brightly colored prepackaged food item. Can you even go out and buy some of them? Not unless you have a degree in chemistry and a have access to a chemical supply catalog. How do you think your body is handling this junk? It’s hurting your systems ability to heal, grow and transform. Take it out of your diet and watch your weight loss results skyrocket.
Eat a ton of fruit and vegetables with each meal. How much? I usually eat a piece of fruit and some type of non-starchy vegetable with each meal...sometimes more.
Here's an example of what I'll eat for dinner after I work out
- 1 apple
- 1 handful of raw baby carrots
- 1 head of grilled broccoli tossed in olive oil and pepper
- 6oz grilled salmon
- 1/2 sweet potato
- 2 glasses of iced tea
Am I a health freak? Nope - I don't think I am. I really enjoyed my meal, I feel great, I almost never get sick and I have energy all day.
Having a hard time with vegetables?
Many women have trouble getting vegetables into their diet, but there are are tons to choose from…a few include broccoli, beets, asparagus, tomato, spinach, squash, water chestnuts, zucchini, green beans, kale, peppers, cucumber, eggplant, onions, radishes, mushrooms...you get the point. There's a ton to choose from.
Try those 4 simple rules and watch your fat burn off
Sound too simple?
Don't jump the gun here. Simple is powerful. Doing a few easy to maintain habits over and over again is much more effective than starting a hugely complex diet and quitting after two weeks of starving frustration.
If you are ready to take your nutrition to the next level you can check out my free quickstart nutrition guide, or become a member to get a personalized nutrition program!
With my program, you can “cheat” 2 or 3 times per week and still make progress. As mentioned in my weight loss nutrition rules article, cheating helps eliminated splurges, binges, and quitting your attempts at a healthy lifestyle. Ever had a candy bar on a frustrated whim and felt guilty later? Planned cheating helps prevent this from happening.
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