With the Christmas season just around the corner, it’s a great time to keep fit and avoid nursing your food baby in the months to come.
Keep your belly looking and feeling trim and toned by adapting some of these tips to your current diet and workout routine.
Avoid late-night snacking
Eating late at night is simply just a spur of the moment thing, and doesn’t really benefit your body in any way. Rather than eating something high in sugar just before going to bed, drink one glass of water to curb any cravings, or even a cup of green tea.
A glass of lemon water every morning before breakfast is the perfect kick your body needs. It helps to boost your metabolism, and detox the body first thing in the morning.
Don’t feel pressured to load your plate with food and eat it all! A lot of us carry this guilt as a child, since we were always told to finish every single piece of food before leaving the dinner table. Smaller portions are better in the long term, and won’t make your tummy feel as if it’s going to explode.
Work on your midsection by regularly strengthening the core muscles of your body. The plank is a really effective routine to fit into your daily life, and just a few minutes a day will change the way your body looks and feels overtime.
Many people suffer side effects from eating dairy and have no idea that they may be intolerant to it. Switch to other alternatives such as almond or coconut milk to enjoy all the benefits without any side effects.
Regularly use fresh garlic in your meals since they have an anti-obesity properties which actually breaks down belly fat! Add crushed garlic to your Sunday roast or stir fry for extra flavour and health benefits.
Avoid sugary drinks
Fizzy drinks, processed juices, and too much alcohol can contribute to poor health and a bloated belly. Most of these drinks contain artificial sweeteners which only makes the body feel good – for a limited time only.
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