Slim bodies and flat bellies look amazing, don’t they!
And in an attempt to have a flat belly of your own, you go on rigorous work out routines and extreme diets. And although such efforts can help in shedding stubborn fats, sometimes just changing your eating habits can lead to a slimmer physique.
Here are some small changes you can do to your eating habits to get the fat belly of your dream.
- Change Up your Meal Sizes
Despite new research and die experts constantly telling you otherwise, most people still eat bulks of their calories in 2 or 3 large meals daily, usually— in an attempt to lose some weight— and going for several hours eating nothing in between.
Yes, you can shed some weight on a calorie-reduced 2-meal plan. However, you cannot make your body effective in burning fat which is crucial for long-term weight loss.
A nutritious snack or meal about every 3 hours should be able to keep your blood sugar levels stable, feeds the body a steady stream of essential nutrients and aids in controlling hunger-induced binge eating and cravings.
So, change your meal frequency— make your meals small and spread them throughout the day.
- Hydrate More
Sometimes you tend to eat food when the body only craves for some water. So, make sure that you stay hydrated during the day since it should help you feel full and cut down the calories you consume.
Furthermore, the body can’t change carbs to energy efficiently without enough water. Also, you cannot deliver amino acids to muscle tissues without enough water in your system, either— your workout session will suffer and also delay fat breakdown.
- Cut Back on Salt
Salt is the staple of seasoning. However, a diet that is high in salt content can be bad for several reasons. For one, salt causes the body to retain more water, and this extra water weight will make your tummy bloated which completely mocks your struggle for a flat tummy.
Instead of going with salt, you can try flavoring your meals with other healthy spices and herbs.
- Don’t Forget Your Fibers
Adding more fibers to your daily meals usually means that your body takes in fewer fats. Because fiber aids in improving digestion and filling you up, it reduces the total calories that your body uses and makes you feel satisfied for longer.
So, if you want to have a flat tummy, make sure you add in fiber-rich veggies, fruits, and beans. If you are not a fan of eating raw veggies, you can always make use of a kettle soup making machine and create a hearty, warm soup which is a sure way to increase your veggie intake and keeps you satiated for longer.
- Add More Protein
If there is anything that comes close to miracle weight loss food, it is protein. Ask any diet experts and fitness professional, and you will get the same answer.
Protein keeps you fuller for longer and takes more time to be fully digested. When protein is paired with carbs, it helps in slowing down the absorption and breakdown of carbs which prevent your blood sugar levels from skyrocketing and causing you to binge-eat.
Moreover, when losing weight, the body loses both muscle and fat. But, if you keep your protein intake up and undergoing strength training, you can save those muscles. And, the more muscles you have means more calories burned during rest.
- Don’t Fear Fats
Most people fear fats. However, fats are needed to burn fats. Plus, not all fats are immediately stored in the body as fats. In general, the body takes time to absorb and digest fat-rich foods, meaning you feel satiated for longer periods. So, try to add natural fats such as walnuts, flaxseeds, salmon, coconut oil, nut butter, nuts, and avocados in your diet.
- And Follow The Chewing Rule
Count and go for 20 chews before swallowing your food! Swallowing too quickly causes you to swallow air and leads to stomach bloating. Don’t believe me? Well, it is one of the things that make you bloat.