Commit to living a healthier life. All of the exercising and dieting in the world can only do so much and go so far. If you are not committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle any success you find will be short lived. You need to be in it for the long haul in order to find true success.
Choose healthier foods. The foods you eat have a huge impact on what your body does with it and what your body looks like. Too many fats, too much protein, too little vitamins and the wrong balance of nutrients can lead to to stomach fat and other issues. Choose your foods wisely and you will start to see results!
Opt for smaller portion sizes. Many people struggle with stomach flab because we eat more than what we need to. Pay attention to the serving sizes. Cereal may be only one cup service size, not a bowl full. We get many extra calories by ignoring the suggested serving size on many of the foods that we eat each and every day.
Rather than eating two or three large meals a day, it is better to eat smaller meals and snack throughout the day. Spreading the meals out helps maintain your metabolism and keeps you burning fat longer. It also helps you from feeling hungry and binge eating in the middle of the day or late at night before bed.
Don’t skimp on the water. Water serves many purposes and helps keep your stomach flat and firm. When you drink water, your body can flush out toxins and fats. You can metabolize fasts easier when you have enough water in your system. Also, when you drink lots of water you will not get as hungry so you will be consuming less calories and depositing less fat to your stomach area.
Exercise every day. Whether it is walking across the parking lot at work instead of parking near the front door or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, you need to do some sort of physical activity for 10-15 minutes each day. If you have time a few days a week to do major exercise that is even better fro keeping the stomach flat and firm.
Get your rest. Sleeping is an important part of staying healthy and fit and believe it or not lack of sleep can lead to fat build up. Sleep deprivation or crazy sleep routines can also make it harder to lose weight and keep it off. So make sure you get as much sleep as you can, preferable 8 hours with as much of it as possible before the A.M. hours.
Include some weight lifting and crunches. There are many great weight lifts and crunches and other exercise routines that can help target the stomach area. These exercise moves help tone muscles and can keep your stomach flat and smooth and burn the fat off quick! Make sure you do them several times a week to get the maximum effect and benefit.
Do not starve yourself. If you are hungry you need to eat. When you starve yourself, you are actually telling your body to store any food that you do eat as fat, and most of that fat will end up on your stomach. So to keep a thin and flat stomach, eat when you are hungry, even if it is just a few pieces of carrots, a glass or water, or something, but you should never starve yourself in order to keep a flat stomach.
Splurge one meal once a week. When you allow yourself to splurge on a routine basis it makes it easier to eat right the rest of the time. Most people break diets because they go for a month or two and then have one splurge and totally lose the motivation because it is so hard to be good all the time. Allow yourself that cookie or small cup of ice cream now and then. Treat it as a reward for being good all week long.