Hey, listen, here’s the thing, I need to start off this blog by saying that, of course, the best and most effective way to achieve a flat belly is through hard exercise and a healthy diet. Nobody in the world would argue against that, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other things that you can do to also help with the process. Here are thirteen ways to get a flat belly without exercise or dieting!
1. Earlier Bed Time
Make the effort to go to bed a little bit earlier than you have been. This will help you to avoid late night snacking, and when you don’t get enough sleep, your body’s metabolism also tends to slow down.
2. No Meal Skipping
Don’t try to starve yourself thin by skipping meals. The best way to keep your metabolism humming at a good rate is to graze on smaller, healthier meals over the course of the day. If you skip breakfast, you are much more likely to binge on some junk food later on.
Sometimes you can make your belly look flatter by doing something as simple as standing up straight! Improving your posture helps to strengthen and tone your stomach muscles, and also stops your figure from bunching in that area when you are leaning forwards.
Drink much more water than you are drinking right now. Being dehydrated can cause your body to hoard water in your middle section, as much as four pounds’ worth! If you are nice and hydrated, this storing won’t have to take place.
5. Food Hydration
And you should also be aiming to achieve more hydration in the foods that you eat as well. High water content fruits and veggies, as well as healthy soups, should all be staples of your new improved eating habits.
Almonds are a brilliant snack to rely on when you are looking to get a flatter tummy. Their nutritional content makes them more satisfying than most, and they will help you to stave off cravings.
Coffee is a natural diuretic that helps to eliminate excess water in your body, this in turn will leave you look and feeling less bloated.
8. Low Fat Milk
Switch out your normal milk for a low fat variety and you will have an instant belly flattening effect. You want a diet that is high in calcium but not so high in fats.
9. Regular Bathroom Habits
It’s not the most glamorous thing to think about, but it really helps your body to have a regular time every day in which you go to the toilet for a BM. It reduces the chance of bloating by a large amount.
10. Mindful Eating
Just be more mindful of what you are eating and how you are eating it. Make a point to chew each bite at least nine or ten times before swallowing, as this will help the digestive process a lot.
Don’t underestimate the power of walking, and I’m not even talking about power walking, just the normal, non exercise kind! If you can fit in a 30 minute walk every day, your metabolism will benefit.
12. No Gum
Give up chewing gum. The process of chewing it mean that you swallow lots of unnecessary air, leading to potential bloating.
The more stressed you are, the more stress hormones are released in to your body that can disrupt your digestive system. Try to be as relaxed and calm as possible as much of the time as you can!