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3 Timeless Tips for Trimming the Tummy - 1st Week

By Genevieve Cunningham

When it comes to getting fit, most of us have a few areas of our bodies that we want to focus all of our attention on. Perhaps you want to build strong arms or sculpt your backside. Everyone’s goals are different, but there is one area of the body that seems to be the same for everyone: The core. We all want a trim and toned tummy, but this is a hard feat to accomplish. Sometimes it seems as though this particular area is the most stubborn, leaving us at a loss for how to drop a pant size. If you’re ready to sculpt your midsection, take a look at these timeless tips for losing belly fat and showing off the abs waiting underneath.

Do Some Cardio

This tip is as old as time. When you’re looking to lose weight, most people will point you to the treadmill. So, why is this still a good tip? The key to trimming your waistline is losing fat. To lose fat, you have to burn more calories than you take in, and performing cardio is an excellent way to burn calories. Walking, running, hiking, and swimming are all good ways to work the body and waistline while burning major calories.

Skip the Junk Food

Excess sugar is a major cause of fat on the belly. If your diet is high in sugar, then you may be contributing to your expanding waist. Start by cutting the obvious sweets. Donuts, cakes, and other pastries simply have to go, or at the very least they must be dramatically reduced. Once you’ve mastered the obvious sweets, cut back on other fast and convenience foods, as these usually contain high amounts of sugar without you even realizing it.

Reduce Your Stress Levels

Stress causes your body to create a certain hormone in the body, cortisol. It is believed that this hormone is directly responsible for excess fat on the body, especially in the midsection. For the best results, try to incorporate stress relieving activities every day. Take a hot shower, hit up a sauna, join a yoga class, or find something that works for you to alleviate stress and calm your body and mind.

With summer around the corner, eliminating belly fat is at the top of many people’s list. It’s swimsuit season, and that means sculpting the core just got very important. Use these timeless tips to slim your waistline and leave you feeling taut and tone for the fun times ahead.

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