Hack Your Way To A Flatter Stomach

When it comes to the tummy, sometimes no matter how many times you workout, at times it may seem like it just won't flatten. One of the many reasons why your stomach is still bloated is due to digestive issues and toxins lingering in the digestive tract. They always say the key to a flatter tummy is in the kitchen more than the gym. But not to be gross, I think that the key is in the toilet and making sure you're getting rid of waste daily. So I put together some hacks that are easy to start doing to get your stomach flatter and to keep it flat.

EAT BANANAS

Foods like bananas that are rich in potassium help to reduce stomach bloat by acting as a natural diuretic. Other fruits that are high in potassium are oranges, cantaloupe, honeydew, apricots, grapefruit, and some dried fruits like prunes, raisins, and dates.

UP YOUR FIBER

Fiber never gets absorbed in the body, however it does help foods that do to pass through the body easier. Fiber remains more or less the same from plate to toilet and comes in two varieties - soluble and insoluble, and most plant-based foods contain a mixture of the two. To prevent constipation and bloat, up your fiber intake! Foods rich in fiber like raspberries, pears, lentils and almonds help to move food and waste through the digestive system. 

PLANT-BASED PROTEIN POWER

 

Even if your general diet regimen is not plant-based, there's no reason why your post-workout protein powder can't be. In addition to it's plant-based properties in this Vega protein powder, it has a good mix of probiotics in it to help aid digestion. 

TAKE AN APPLE CIDER VINEGAR SHOT

Okay so this tastes type gross but bearing the taste is worth it, trust me. A lot of people rave about the benefits of ACV stating that it can help improve your metabolism and burn fat.

TRY PROBIOTICS

In comparison to downing ACV, taking a probiotic tablet is probably the easiest thing to weave into your daily routine. Just add one of these to your vitamin regimen and go!

AB BASED WORKOUTS

Check out our compilation of some of the best core exercises for inspo!

 

Words via Christina Makoyawo. Images via 1, 2, 34