Undoubtedly one of the hardest areas to lose stubborn body fat is your core. It is usually the last area to go and that is why it’s important to have some tricks under your sleeve to stay on track to having that chiseled midsection year round. Wouldn’t it be better than killing yourself at the first glimpse of the spring sun because you know beach season is on its way?
It’s important to snack as long as you do it properly and during the time we tell you! Eating a snack in the latter part of the day, around 3:30 that contains protein will aid in boosting your metabolism and regulating your blood sugar. Irregular low blood sugar levels cause the body to retain a low insulin level as well. Low insulin will lead to increased fat storage around the mid section.
Sugar is not your friend. Try to consume as close to zero sugar as you can per day because it will keep your body’s insulin levels low while maintaining high levels of glucagon. This foreign word glucagon is a hormone that feeds on fat which can do wonders to your core.
Cut back on the abdominal exercises! Yes you heard that right, no matter how many crunches you do; excess stomach fat will never allow them to show their true potential. The most important part of getting that shredded core is through proper dieting, then cardio routines and finally working on the abs themselves.
If you suffer from constant bloating it may be a couple different reasons. One can be as easy as looking at the way you eat your food. Slow down when eating and try to chew your food until it is basically the same consistency as mashed potatoes before swallowing. Large chunks of food that settle in the stomach awkwardly can cause bloating. A second trick to reduce bloating is to cut back on sodium intake. High sodium can cause sudden bloating as soon as it is ingested and with so much sodium in foods today it’s important to watch your intake.
People are constantly asking what good snacks are to make sure they are on track to achieving that coveted flat stomach. One of the best snacks you can eat is a cup of yogurt (fat-free) with a couple tablespoons of sunflower seeds sprinkled within. Not your cup of tea? Try a slice of whole-wheat bread with natural peanut butter spread evenly across the surface.