A LEAN STOMACH AND THE “MIDDLE-AGE SPREAD”
According to Mayo Clinic, fat around the stomach is one of the most common problems for women. The term: “middle-age spread” refers to that extra belly fat in people with a slow metabolism.
However, based on New Scientist, there’s no such thing as a slowing metabolism! In fact, we believe you can get a lean stomach at any age!
For example, this video talks about the 5 top foods to lose belly fat: green tea, eggs, fish, olive/avocado oil, and dark chocolate.
By getting a lean stomach, you can receive multiple health benefits, including:
- You can improve your health. And decrease the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
- You can have better physical performance: Perform better in athletic activities, from running to weightlifting.
- Boost your confidence. Also, improve your self-esteem and overall quality of life.
- Reduce your back pain?! Yes! Strong core muscles can help alleviate back pain.
- Improve your digestion. And prevent bloating and constipation.
Are you convinced? You can look younger and feel better. Also, your energy levels will skyrocket. How about if we get to the juicy part, where you take notes.✍️
here are some tips that can help to get a lean stomach:
REDUCE CALORIE INTAKE
First, you need to consume fewer calories than you burn to lose weight. Reduce your calorie intake by eating smaller portions, avoiding high-calorie snacks, and choosing low-calorie foods. Don’t starve! Just use smart tricks like serving your meal on a smaller plate or eating a light dinner a few hours before your bedtime.
EAT A BALANCED DIET
A balanced diet should include a variety of foods, such as whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. Avoid processed and high-sugar foods as much as possible. You can make juices, smoothies, soups, salads, and more!
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Drinking water can help you feel full and prevent overeating. It keeps you hydrated! Don’t drink water from the pool!
In this video, Dr. Mandell talks about how sleep is related to visceral fat. So interesting!
When you exercise, you burn calories and build lean muscle mass. Both can help you get a lean stomach. Do cardio and strength training exercises. Have fun with fitness, like bunny yoga, puppy yoga, jumping, bouncing, and even maniac obstacle races.
Forget about too much stress. It produces cortisol, which leads to weight gain and a larger waistline. Take time off, meditate, and manage your time. It’s all good!
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Lack of sleep can disrupt hormones and increase appetite, which can lead to weight gain. Find what works for you. Some people are wide awake with 4 hours of sleep. Others are grumpy if they don’t get their 8 hours and their 3 meals a day.
Getting a lean stomach takes time. Stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan; you will see results over time. Don’t quit; learn to rest and be patient with yourself. You can develop healthy habits with consistency.
Everyone’s body is different, so results may vary. Remember TryMagenta’s recommendations: reduce calorie intake, eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, reduce stress, get enough sleep, and be consistent.
Also, remember the benefits of a flat stomach:
- Improve your health.
- Have better physical performance.
- Boost your confidence.
- Reduce your back pain?!
- Improve your digestion.