The most popular questions people ask while dieting is, “How do they live longer?”, “What can they do for more energy?”, “How do they lose this tummy?” In a world where we’re surrounded by adverts promoting belly with abs, it’s no wonder we’re obsessed with abs. While having tight and toned abs is partly genetic, the great news is that there are a number of things that you can do today to firm, slim and define your midsection for good.
1. Drink Green Tea
Green tea boosts the immune system and fight cancer-causing cells in the body, but it works well to help the burning of excess weight and body fat. You’d need to drink at least seven cups of green tea a day to get the effects of two to three capsules of a green-tea supplement, so I suggest taking them in the morning to avoid caffeine stimulation later in the day or choose a decaffeinated version.
2. Interval Cardio
Good news is, interval cardio is taking over the place of long cardio. Interval training involves sprinting or pushing the body into an-aerobic positions in short bursts of exertion for 20 to 30 seconds with rest periods in between. In doing interval cardio, there is less oxygen available to the muscles, and the body will more quickly fatigue. A 20-minute session of interval cardiovascular exercise, within just three days each week stimulates the fat stores in our body and works to burn excess weight.
On the elliptical machine or recumbent bike, do a warm-up. Increase resistance and sprint for 30 seconds, then reduce resistance again and perform a 90-second cool-down. Do this multiple times and count, followed by a two-minute cool-down at the end for a total of 19.5 minutes just three days each week.
3. Eat More Fat
This seems completely out of logic, latest research shows that by consuming more healthy unsaturated fats, such as coconut, avocado, olive oil, fish, nuts and seeds, not only do we feel to satisfy our hunger more often, but our body’s too gets busy stimulating the fat-burning process. Studies have shown that those who eat foods higher in healthy fats, had a lower body-mass index. This means less body fat and a leaner frame than those who ate a low-fat diet. They also loose excess weight more easily. Follow these simple steps and commit to them for a minimum of three months, you are well on your way to a slimmer, tighter and more toned belly — just in time for summer.