Anxiety produces extra cortisol, the hormone that encourages the body to store fat—particularly in the abdominal region. Practicing deep-breathing exercises has been known to help alleviate stress levels, so hit the “pause” button in your mind every hour and take five to 10 deep-belly breaths, inhaling for five counts and exhaling for 10 counts.
“You must eat a snack that contains protein between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Go for a protein bar, a piece of low-fat cheese, or some almonds with an organic apple.
No matter what, do not miss that snack. It’s important because it boosts metabolism and balances blood sugar. The lower you keep your blood sugar, the lower you keep your insulin, and insulin makes you store fat around your middle. Eating every three to four hours will keep your blood sugar even, but many people tend to go five or six hours between lunch and dinner without eating.
Chewing is the No. 1 tip I give to prevent bloating. Chew food until it is like applesauce in your mouth. Digestion begins in the mouth, and without proper chewing, food is not well-digested. Better-digested food means less gas and bloating.
I recommend the DCBA approach: Diet first, Cardio second, Building muscle third, and Abs exercises last. Follow it and you can safely lose one to two pounds a week. Spend 60 minutes a day preparing healthier meals. Spend 20 minutes a day three to five times weekly doing cardio. Spend 15 minutes a day three times a week strength training. Finally, spend 5 minutes a day three times a week doing abs exercises
Add boxing to your cardio routine. When you throw punches with weights or at a fast pace, you’re working your core in a way that helps to flatten your midsection. You must engage your core to throw punches, and twisting your torso works all the ab muscles.
Multiple studies show that EGCG, an antioxidant in green tea, helps boost metabolism and may specifically target abdominal fat. Most research has used high doses of tea, but even if you can’t manage to guzzle gallons, any amount is beneficial.
Do the ball exchange three times a week. Lay flat on your back with your arms above your head and legs straight out. Start with a stability ball above your head in your hands. Bring the ball up above your chest as you bring your legs up to meet the ball and place it between your ankles. Bring the ball back down to the floor with your legs and straighten your arms back out over your head.
Having a good LOL causes your abs to contract, Peterson half-kids. Obviously, that’s not all you need to do for an A-list midsection, but it’s definitely an excuse to have some fun!
We recommend that you perform this technique twice a day: before breakfast and just before bed.
- Lie on your back on a flat firm surface.
- Rub your hands together vigorously until they feel hot.
- Place one of your hands flat on your belly button.
- Begin to slowly rub your belly with gentle pressure in small circles clockwise around your belly button, and gradually make the circles larger. Each circle should take between 1 and 2 seconds.
- Focus on the heat that begins to build up in your abdominal area.
- Continue for two minutes — about 40-50 circles. It is important to keep your stomach warm while doing the exercise.
Melting away fat is not the only advantage offered by this technique. It also improves digestion, accelerates metabolism, and increases blood circulation of the abdominal area while stimulating the abdominal organs. And the best thing is you don’t even have to get out of bed!
The bow posture is ideal for strengthening the core and tightening abdominal muscles. It offers a full body stretch that increases energy and promotes easy digestion.
Using Acupressure to activate the meridians and acupressure points can help in optimum blood circulation, improved functioning of internal organs, which result in overall physical and mental wellbeing.