Top Tips For A Flat Stomach
Drink green tea
Drinking green tea can help you to lose weight. The combination of caffeine and specific phytochemicals called EGCGs in green tea stimulate your body to burn more energy as heat (thermogenesis), which can result in fat loss.
Eat loads of fibre-rich vegetables
Vegetables are a fantastic source of fibre, and fibre plays a big role in regular bowel movements. Constipation could be causing bloating and stopping you achieving a flat stomach. An easy way to dramatically increase your intake of vegetables is by drinking a green smoothie every day. Blend a large handful of dark green leafy vegetables, like spinach, watercress, rocket, chard or kale, with and a chopped apple, some berries and a large glass of water. Drink a pint of this every day and see your bowel movements improve. Fibre also plays a key role in regulating blood sugar levels by slowing down the rate at which food levels your stomach to enter the next part of your digestive tract. In addition to helping you feel fuller for longer, this means that sugar will be released into your blood stream at a slower rate, giving you a more consistent source of energy.
Snack on protein-rich nuts and seeds
Ignore any preconceptions you might have about nuts making you fat – they contain good fats which could actually help you to lose weight. They are also full of essential vitamins and minerals and a great source of protein. Protein, like fibre, slows down the rate at which food moves through your digestive tract, helping you to feel fuller for longer and balancing your blood sugar levels. A handful of nuts and seeds is a much more nutritious snack than a couple of rice cakes, just make sure the nuts and seeds aren’t roasted or salted.
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