Have you noticed a few extra pounds on your sides and waist? Are you struggling to zip up your favorite jeans? It's time to get yourself in shape, clean your stomach and fight your excess fat.
#1 Reconsider Your Eating Habits
The fight against excess weight should not begin with shock sports and hard diets, but with a smooth change in diet. Cut down on the amount of food you eat that has a high glycemic index, and increase the quantity of vegetables and fresh fruits on your plate. The more you change your eating habits for the better, the easier you will find it to stick to your healthy lifestyle, meet your weight-loss goals and maintain a healthy weight.
#2 Start a Simple Diet
Adopting even such simple diets as the Mediterranean or Paleo diet, can significantly reduce weight in the first few weeks without any physical activity. However, stay away from the temptation of quick results and do not go on aggressive diets. You are likely to gain your weight back as quickly as you lost it.
Think about weight-loss and good physical shape as marathon, not a sprint. Therefore, invest time in altering your lifestyle with sustainable, long-term goals in mind.
#3 Gradually Introduce Your Body to Sports
If you have never been running, do not try to accustom your body to a daily 30-minute run on the first try. The result will be pain and injury, not the loss of excess weight.
When you first exert your body, depending on how long it’s been since you last exercised, it will function chaotically. The muscles will be weak from inactivity, you won’t get enough oxygen because your circulatory system is lazy, even your brain will work against you and push you to quit at the first uncomfortable sensation. So, start slowly. Take frequent breaks and allow your body to catch up to your ambition.
#4 Strengthen Your Abdominal Muscles
Careful nutrition combined with targeted exercise can melt that excess weight and make your abdomen flat.
After you’ve gained some stamina, practice exercises designed to strengthen your body and fortify your abdomen muscles. Crunches, kickbacks, squats and planks are all good choices.
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