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  3 Tips to a Flat Tummy

  Need a quick fix for your flab? You don’t have to think “long-range.” Here are three simple tips for busy people wanting to fit into their old jeans:

1. Burn the flab with exercise.
  The classic bicycle exercise remains to be one of the most effective and easy-to-do exercises aimed at toning the abs. Here’s how it’s done:

a. Lace fingers behind head and lie in a supine position.

b. Lift shoulder blades (without putting pressure on the neck) and bring knees in towards your chest.

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c. While turning the upper body to the right to bring the left elbow to the right knee, straighten out your left leg to a 45-degree angle.

d. Switch to the other side.

e. Repeat these steps for 12 to 16 times using a vigorous pedaling motion,
alternating sides.

  You can also engage in several reps of side leg lifts and oblique twists which all help to tone your abs. Another discreet way of toning your ab muscles is tightening them while you’re standing in a checkout line or at the bank. No one will suspect you’re doing a quick workout!

2. Have fun while you’re at it.

  If you’re not into the exercise routine but still want to look great in time for a special event, you can engage in an activity which you actually enjoy.

  Britney Spears, for instance, has been taking dance classes at the Millennium Dance Studio in North Hollywood to regain the body she once had.

  Aside from these lessons, she has also been seen playing tennis, which can effectively burn around 450 calories per hour.

3. You are what you have eaten.

  Most women over the age of 35 have gained weight not because of excesses in their diet but because their lives are less active and they are thus are unable to burn calories as much.

  You can combat a not-so-taut tummy with a well-thought out diet – something that won’t leave you starving but would instead give you a youthful glow.

  Here’s some trivia on how what we ingest affect the way our tummies look:

  • Drink tea. Herbal teas are best for countering gas and flattening your tummy. They are also known to work as toxin flushers. After dining, brew some peppermint tea and add a dash of dill or fennel to make it more effective.
  • OJ your way to fitness. Extra sodium in our bodies gives us unwanted bloating. A great solution to this drinking a glass of fresh orange juice each day.
  • Don’t forget to hydrate. Your target should be to take at least six glasses of water every day. The more water you drink, the flatter your tummy will be.
  • Reduce alcohol intake. Alcoholic drinks are packed with calories – beer is at 250 per pint – and its gases leave you feeling bloated. In addition, drinking alcohol also makes you crave sweets, so it’s best to just stay way from them while you’re aiming for a flat tummy.
  • Turn to yogurt. They are rich in protein and are full of beneficial bacteria which help in proper digestion of food. They also help eliminate bloating or wind caused by bacterial imbalance in the stomach. The same things can be said for fruits such as kiwi, papaya, and pineapple.
  • There’s truth to the principle of eating smaller meals several times each day. Go for foods with slow-releasing carbs such as wholemeal bread and porridge. These likewise provide energy but make you feel fuller longer.

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