Health & Fitness

7 steps to a flatter tummy

Take cue from these trainers and achieve that dream bod you've always wanted
 

Abs are made in the kitchen

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A flat tummy is possible only if you start eating right. Here, seven personal trainers from Ultimate Performance offer their best diet tips to banish belly fat for good.

 

Choose dark green leafy vegetables

Choose dark green leafy vegetables

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These tend to be richer in vitamins and minerals and help to detoxify the body. Kale and spinach are good examples.

– Caroline Yeo

 

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Start your day with a high-protein, low-carb breakfast

Start your day with a high-protein, low-carb breakfast

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Try eggs and lean meat or a vegetable omelette. These foods will keep you feeling full longer than a high-carb breakfast.

– Chu Sean

 

Lower your carb intake

Lower your carb intake

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If you have a fair bit of weight to lose, try a low-carb diet for a minimum of 14 days. This seems to work the best at tightening the core and reducing inflammation in the body.

– Joa Rivas

 

Be consistent with your diet

Be consistent with your diet

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There is no single magic diet. Low-carb, no carbs, Paleo, et cetera – they all work. The key to lose tummy fat is to be in a calorie deficit throughout your planned dieting period. Consistency is key.

– Evy Bellina

 

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Avoid alcohol

Avoid alcohol

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Alcohol slows down your fat-loss efforts. After you drink, the alcohol calories take priority as fuel in the body, over other sources. This means that your body won’t start burning fat until it metabolises those alcohol calories.

– Kate Yeo

 

Invest in a quality probiotic

Invest in a quality probiotic

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70 per cent of your immune system is located in your gut. If it doesn’t function well, a host of issues will result, including the inability to lose weight. Good gut health ensures less bloating and helps keep your tummy flat. A better digestive system also means that the food you consume will be broken down and better absorbed to nourish your body.

– Jomel Law

 

Stay away from processed foods

Stay away from processed foods

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Ensure that your main meals comprise of protein, vegetables and healthy fat. Processed foods are high in sugar, refined carbs and artificial ingredients. Plus, they make you crave for more so you’re likelier to overeat.

– Natalie Kuan

 

This article was first published on Shape Singapore.

 

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