Do you ever experience intense jealousy at least for a fleeting moment when you see somebody with a flat stomach, especially somebody who is around your own age?
Well, I do. It’s short lived and I know it’s childish but I can’t help it. I think if you have a trim stomach you look thinner and more “with it”; your clothes look better on you.
We are genetically programmed on where we store the extra fat we manage to accumulate and unfortunately we are unable to lose it randomly from the body part we want, actually that is the last place that will be trimmed. So what can we do?
Here are some tips specifically to help us have or at least look like we have a trim stomach.
1) For overall weight loss – easy to remember ONE rule: eat foods that are only one ingredient. That’s right. There is no list to read and your great grandma would know if you’d ask her what that is. Example: meat, fish, eggs, veggies, fruit, nuts….you get the idea. Now if you can manage to eat these foods only at least 80% of the time that would be an almost guarantee for losing weight (you still need portion control). Combine the foods yourself if you need to have more than one ingredient in your dish. Plainly said: cook. Eat your own cooking.
2) Posture. I know this is a biggie, yet most people specially as they age they start slouching and when you slouch, guess what your tummy looks even bigger. I would say sometimes it looks right down ridiculous as if somebody placed a ball right in front of you and you covered it up with clothes. Try walking tall. Go to the mirror and experiment with your “comfy” slouch posture and with “I feel tall and proud” look. You must look 10 lbs lighter just by carrying yourself properly. Now that’s what puts a smile on my face. So if you can get into the habit of proper posture 80% of the time you will surprise yourself not only on your better looks but overall better health and disposition. Seriously, try it and let me know what your experience is.
3) Bloating. Now if we could cut down or eliminate bloating we could have a trim stomach or at least trimmer looking. Sometimes we get so bloated we almost have to run to the store and buy biggie size pants or we secretly unbutton our pants so we can breathe semi-normally again hoping nobody can see us. Why is that? Why do we bloat and change belly size? Well, there are a number of reasons and the best way is to be aware of what foods you eat what that happens. I suggest you have a food sensitivity test done or what they call a GI/Gluten food profile. You might discover you are sensitive so certain foods and just by avoiding them would cut down on your bloating and most likely prevent a disease ever developing. We can only tax our system for so long before something gives.
There are many reasons why some of us have a jelly belly and there are many ways to get rid of it or at least try and get trim stomach. The main thing is to actually do something. Start by doing at least one thing and go from there. Too many of us too many times are just thinking about taking action and we research the options and more options and in the meantime our bellies stay fat or get fatter…So after you read this article actually do try to follow at least one of my suggestions and let me know how you are doing.
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