Looking for a solution to help Tighten Your Tummy?
I’ve put together a simple plan you can use asap to start making progress on your Flat Abs for Summer plan.
One of my favorite core exercises is the Reverse Crunch.
I love it for it is a quick, easy to do, lower abs exercise that helps you tighten your tummy, the area many moms find as the SPP – the “stubborn protruding pooch.”
How to Use
Add this simple yet effective move to your workout routine.
I find that my core exercises provide the most challenge when I perform them last.
For example this move would be one of two core exercises performed in the 3rd set of my resistance training routine or I may perform them after my intervals session. EX: Reverse Crunch and Plank
Performing 3 sets of 10-12 mindful repetitions back to back with little to no rest is enough to help create change when followed with consistency. By consistency means you need to allow a good 4 to 6 weeks to see noticeable changes.
While doing exercises like this alone will not burn the fat covering your core, moves like the reverse crunch can work together with your full body workouts to draw this area of concern IN and allow you to make great progress toward flat abs for the summer.
Tighten your Tummy Twice as Fast!
All you need to do is make a few small tweaks to your nutrition plan!
Yes, what you choose to eat affects the layer of fat that remains on your tummy, however there are adjustments you can make that not only help elevate your metabolism so you burn more fat but also help you get rid of the bloat that adds to your protruding belly!
The most important step
you can take to tackle this component of the Tighten Your Tummy Plan is to write down what you are currently eating. While you may initially roll your eyes or quickly come up with an excuse as to why this is just not possible – please take a moment to consider these two points.
1. The BEST fat blasting, tummy tightening workouts will fail, if you fail to change what you are eating.
2. You cannot change what you do not acknowledge.
So fight the urge to ignore advice that actually works – and write down what you are eating for at least 5 days.
Once you have this list in front of you – I want you to highlight how often you…
* eat sugar – not sure? Look at the label.
* eat processed foods – these are foods that come in a bag or box that do not resemble real food….yes this includes special K, slim fast, baked lays, 100 calorie packs, etc.
* eat out
* eat bread, pasta, rice, or any other starchy carbohydrates
* eat also means DRINK – how many times are you drinking a calorie containing beverage? How much sugar or artificial sugar are you consuming?
If your food log is looking like a neon sign, it is time to make some changes so you can tighten your tummy twice as fast.
Not sure what to eat?
Foods that you can hunt, grow, pick, harvest…you know, naturally occurring foods. Foods our bodies were designed to eat.
:: Proteins – chicken, turkey, fish, beans, etc.
:: Produce – veggies, veggies, veggies (yes you do not get enough) and fruits
:: Healthy Fats – olive oil, nuts, avocado, etc.
I do have a free “Flat Tummy Nutriiton Tips” in the “Get Your Body Back” Starter pack located in top right column of this blog if you want a specific examples of the BEST possible foods to eat as well as sample snack and meal plans.
You will be amazed at how quickly your tummy tones, tightens and stops bloating once you pair a good diet with your fat burning workouts.
Enjoy and be sure to share your Tight Tummy results below!
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