There are two things you will need to do in order to get a flat tummy fast, the first is to take a good, hard look at your diet and reduce the amount of high fat foods you eat and then work to replace them with foods that are better for you and which are commonly referred to as ‘negative calorie foods’ (more about this shortly).
The second thing you will need to do is to do plenty of exercise, unfortunately, there is no escaping this, so if you think you can get a flat stomach by simply dieting alone then, I’m sorry to tell you this but, you need to think again.
There are two things that happen when you start working on your flat tummy, the first is that you will start to lose weight due to the change in your diet and the second is that your tummy muscles will start to get bigger and more toned, but don’t worry…there is no danger of you turning into the next Mr. Universe!
When combined, these two processes will work extremely quickly to help you achieve your goal of a flat tummy and this is why:
Exercise is necessary to tone your tummy but the type of exercise that you will need to focus on is anaerobic exercise.
Anaerobic exercises build muscle, unlike aerobic exercises which work on improving your circulation, lung capacity, heart and stamina, all of which are also very important to losing weight.
Anaerobic exercises such as crunches (sit-ups) work the upper stomach muscles whilst leg lifts will work the lower abdomen muscles. Side bends will work the obliques, more commonly referred to as the ‘love handles’.
Exercises such as these will increase the size and density of your abdominal muscles and in doing so they will also increase the amount of calories burnt every time that you work them.
Exercise will certainly tone your muscles and help you feel a lot healthier not to mention helping you to burn off a good deal of fat, but even with a good exercise regime you will always retain a degree of fat no matter the amount of exercise you do…there is no point having all of your hard work go unnoticed because your toned muscles are hidden underneath a layer of stubborn stomach fat and this is the reason why a good diet plan is also needed.
‘Negative Calorie’ Diet Plan:
The word ‘diet’ used to fill most people with dread or feeling miserable, it would either mean eating minuscule portions of food which then left you feeling permanently hungry or, eating branded diet food that lacked as much in flavour as it did in calories and which left a substantial dent in your monthly shopping allowance!
This situation has changed drastically since the emergence of negative calorie diet plans. Before explaining how these plans work I need to explain what a negative calorie food is exactly.
A negative calorie food is a food that requires more energy to eat and digest than it actually provides the body once digested, hence the term, negative calorie!
Diet plans that predominantly use negative calorie foods encourage healthy eating, not less eating, and in many cases people following these plans will actually end up eating more food than they were eating before they started!
These plans not only tell you what you need to eat but when to eat it, this is because research has shown that our bodies burn different types of calories at different times of the day and by adjusting when we eat certain foods our bodies will react by burning fat much more quickly, it’s all very scientific but it works extremely well!
So..there you have it, by combining the right type of exercise with the right type of diet plan you will be able to get your flat tummy fast so what’s stopping you?