Losing belly flab is a boring process. It requires time, hard work, and most importantly, dedication. Take the right and natural steps every single day, and you’ll ultimately carve out your six-pack.
Wake Up to Water
Imagine not drinking all day at work—no coffee, no water, no diet soda.
At the end of an 8-hour shift, you’d be pretty parched. Which is precisely why you should start rehydrating immediately after a full night’s slumber.
From now on, drink at least 16 ounces of chilled H2O as soon as you rise in the morning. German scientists recently found that doing this boosts metabolism by 24 percent for 90 minutes afterward.
Eat Breakfast Every Day
A University of Massachusetts study showed that men who skip their morning meal are 4 1/2 times more likely to have bulging bellies than those who don’t. So within an hour of waking, have a meal or protein shake with at least 250 calories.
British researchers also found that breakfast size was inversely related to waist size. That is, the larger the morning meal, the leaner the midsection.
Exercise the Right Way
Everyone has abs, even if people can’t always see them because they’re hidden under a layer of flab.
That means you don’t need to do endless crunches to carve out a six-pack. Instead, you should spend most of your gym time burning off blubber.
The most effective strategy is a one-two approach of weightlifting and high-intensity interval training.
Skip the Late Shows
You need sleep to unveil your six-pack. That’s because lack of shut-eye may disrupt the hormones that control your ability to burn fat.
For instance, University of Chicago scientists recently found that just three nights of poor sleep may cause your muscle cells to become resistant to the hormone insulin. Over time, this leads to fat storage around your belly.