Losing weight in our bellies is super important to almost every person I know. Searching around for flat belly hacks has become my new obsession.
See, I know that a good diet and exercise is key, but I also wouldn’t mind a few things I could do to help make the process go faster.
(Go print my daily water tracker to make sure you’re drinking enough water everyday!)
None of these are crazy fads that promise unrealistic results. They are little things you can add to your routine to try and lessen your belly fat as fast as possible.
6 Flat Belly Hacks
Take a Probiotic
Probiotics can improve digestive health, heart health and immune function which several studies are showing can also help you lose weight and belly fat. This is such an easy thing to weave into your daily routine, just add one of these to your vitamin regimine. Read more about it in this fantastic article here.
Increase Fiber intake
Foods rich in fiber like raspberries, pears, lentils and almonds help to move food and waste through the GI system, preventing constipation and bloat. Toss a handful of raspberries in your morning smoothie and snack on almonds in the afternoon!
Apple Cider Vinegar
This stuff is just nasty, I’m not going to lie. But SO many people rave about the benefits of apple cider vinegar stating that it can help improve your metabolism and burn fat. There is a ton of information and research here, so if you’re willing to try it, maybe add some in a couple of 100% juice each morning.
Foods rich in potassium help de-bloat the belly by acting as a natural diuretic and help to reduce belly bloating.
Stop drinking soda ASAP
You can read all the research and details here but the bottom line is that if you are drinking soda you have more belly flat. Period.
Exercise in a “fasted state”
This is a new tip I just learned. Fasted exercise (when you haven’t ate in approximately 3 hours) can help you lose stubborn belly fat by accelerating fat burning and increasing blood flow to the abdominal region. If I can loose more belly fat by exercising at the right time, I’ll do it.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.