18 Tricks To Get A Flat Belly Fast

18 Tricks To Get A Flat Belly Fast

You want a flat belly right? Well you’re not alone! Everyone tries different tricks to circumvent the problem.

However, trying to suck your tummy in or wearing Spanx under your clothes aren’t tricks that actually “do” anything to fix the size of your belly. What you want is tricks that will reliably shrink and flatten your belly.

We all know diet and exercise are very important, but are there really any “helpful” tricks to getting a flat belly in less time? To find out, we asked experts to come together to figure out the best ways to lose weight from your belly.

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These tricks will melt the fat off your belly, so you can start to see and feel the definition in your belly, minus any gimmicks!

18 Tricks To Flatten Your Belly Fast

1. Chew More Slowly

The more you chew your food, the better your food will digest.

Digestion begins in the mouth with saliva. Chewing your food thoroughly will not only help with digestion, but it will help with making you feel full before you reach for a second helping.

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Plus this prolongs the time you eat your first helping which also leads to increased satiety.

Chewing slowly also reduces bloating and makes your stomach flatter.

2. Don’t Rely On Crunches

Diet is the most effective thing for a flat belly. Cardio is the second most effective, with muscles coming in third.

Solely doing ab work is nowhere near as effective as eating right and breaking a sweat.

It’s better to combine diet, cardio, and strength training, which is the perfect trifecta for getting a flat belly fast.

When doing ab work the trick is to hit your stomach from all angles, using different moves, and a high number of repetitions. This way you’re getting cardio at the same time.

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3. Add Boxing To Your Routine

Boxing builds your core. Twisting your torso works the ab muscles in your body.

Boxing is a great cardio exercise and it burns lots of calories. It also helps your stress levels and relieves anger.

If you are new to boxing, join your local gym and ask someone there for help. Try to do 40 minutes of boxing three times a week for best results.

4. Portion Control

Serve yourself the right amount of food to keep your weight in check.

If you don’t portion control, it can be very easy to overeat and lose track of how many calories you are eating.

Eat lots of whole grains, and monounsaturated fats. These are the most effective things to eat for a flat belly.

5. Try The Ball Exchange Exercise

The ball exchange exercise is great for getting a flat belly.

What you do is lay flat on your back with your arms above your head and your legs straight out. Take a stability ball and put it above your head in your hands. Bring the ball up above your chest, while at the same time bringing your legs up to meet the ball.

Then transfer the ball between your ankles. Once the ball is stable between your ankles, bring it down to the floor with your legs, and put your arms back above your head.

Repeat this around 10 times, 3 times a week for best results. If you don’t have a ball, or if you don’t like doing this exercise, you can replace it with a different exercise that works out your stomach similar to the example above.

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6. Sea Salt Is Better Than Regular Salt

Sea salt is better than regular table salt because it has a lower amount of sodium. Sodium causes bloating and a lot of water retention in your body, which looks like fat even though it’s not.

Soy sauce is very high in sodium, so limit or avoid that if you can. Look for low sodium soy sauce instead.

There are many low sodium or salt free seasonings that taste good such as Mrs. Dash, celery salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and low sodium vegetable broth and bouillon cubes.

7. Don’t Hold Back Your Laughter

Laughing is so good for you!

Not only does it make you happier and release endorphins, it’s great for your core and abs.

It works you out and if you laugh long enough you can even feel a burn.

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8. Don’t Eat Processed Foods

Processed foods are very bad for you.

Things like cookies, cakes, other baked goods, processed meats, pre-made meals, fast food, and processed bread all cause weight gain.

They are naturally higher in calories and other ingredients such as sugar. They are harder to digest and cause bloating.

Eat natural foods instead, whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

Whole foods are naturally lower in calories and don’t contain any added sugars. They are easy to digest and can relieve bloating instead of causing it.

9. Eat A Snack Between 2:30-3:30pm

Eating a snack in the afternoon will tide you over until dinner so you don’t binge later on in the day.

Make sure that the snack has lots of protein! Protein will help balance your blood sugar.

One example of high a protein snack is celery sticks stuffed with nut butters (almond or peanut butter) sprinkled with almonds. Another great snack is a (low sugar) protein bar.

This snack will also boost your metabolism!

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10. Stay Away From Sugary Drinks

Sugary drinks are normally nothing but empty calories.

Not only do they spike your blood sugar and insulin levels, but they cause weight gain as well. They have no nutritional value and you would be better off drinking water instead.

Sugar drinks, especially in the form of sodas, do cause bloating and indigestion in the stomach because they are carbonated.

11. Boost Your Glucagon

Glucagon is a hormone in your body that helps keep your stomach flat. Sugar is what holds glucagon down and lowers this hormone.

The less sugar you eat, the higher your glucagon will be.

12. Here Are The Best Foods To Eat For A Flat Belly

The best breakfast would be a smoothie with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of your favorite berries, and 1 tablespoon of flax seeds with 1 cup of a liquid of your choice, almond milk would work great.

The best lunch would be a salad with lettuce, spinach, kale, avocado chunks, cherry tomatoes, smoked tofu, pecan halves, lemon juice, and a vinaigrette dressing.

The best dinner would be brown rice with grilled skinless and boneless chicken, and sautéed broccolini with olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

The best snack would be 1/4 cup of granola with Greek yogurt, and 1/2 cup of berries.

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13. Planks Are A Must!

The best way to do a plank is by getting into a press up position. Then, bend your elbows and rest all of your body weight onto your forearms, not on your hands!

Your body should be straight. Engage your core by sucking your belly into your spine. Try to hold this position for as long as you can.

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Try to hold it for at least 15 seconds longer each day and see what happens. To make the plank even more effective, open and close your legs, and raise and drop your hips.

When you feel ready, try planking with one arm and the other arm reaching out straight ahead.

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14. Engage Your Core

Yoga designed to strengthen your core can be a great exercise to do in addition to boxing, planking, strength training, and cardio.

Try to mix up these exercises and do a few of them each week to work out different parts of your body and to make exercising more exciting and something to look forward to.

15. Lower Your Stress Levels

Anxiety and high stress levels produce extra cortisol in your body, which is a hormone that encourages your body to store fat.

If you eat healthy, exercise, but you are super stressed and don’t lose weight, high stress could be why!

Try to take deep breaths throughout the day, and try yoga or medication to reduce stress and anxiety in your life.

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16. Drink Tea

Tea has been proven to help with weight loss and reduce bloating.

There are many teas that are specific for bloating and weight loss. Green tea is a great tea to drink because it boosts your metabolism. If you need to add a sweetener to your tea, add some honey.

17. Eat Crunchy Fruits or Vegetables

Crunchy fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, and celery make an excellent snack and they are full of fiber.

Fiber helps move everything along in your digestive system and gives you more regular bowel movements. This will in turn give you a flatter stomach!

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18. Add a Probiotic Yogurt

Try eating one probiotic yogurt a day!

Probiotics are live bacteria found in foods such as yogurt that are great for your health, especially your digestive system.

Not all bacteria is bad, the probiotic bacteria in yogurt is considered a good and helpful bacteria. It helps keep your gut healthy, which will assist with getting a flatter stomach.

So there you have it! 18 truly helpful tricks that the experts say, when combined, will make short work of getting a flat belly.

Try them all, and good luck!

In summary…

18 Tricks To Get A Flat Belly

  1. Chew more slowly
  2. Don’t rely on crunches
  3. Add boxing to your routine
  4. Portion control
  5. Try the ball exchange exercise
  6. Sea salt is better than regular salt
  7. Don’t hold back your laughter
  8. Don’t eat processed foods
  9. Eat a snack between 2:30-3:30pm
  10. Stay away from sugary drinks
  11. Boost your glucagon
  12. Here are the best foods to eat for a flat belly
  13. Planks are a must!
  14. Engage your core
  15. Lower your stress levels
  16. Drink tea
  17. Eat crunchy fruits or vegetables
  18. Add a probiotic yogurt

tricks to get a flat belly

30 comments… add one
  • pilar April 5, 2017, 12:01 am

    awesome and yet simple tricks!

  • stefania April 3, 2017, 1:12 pm

    avoid salty foods, this is what’s making you gain weight even more

  • nerissa April 3, 2017, 11:15 am

    i have always wanted to try boxing. i hope i can find time son so i can really start working out

  • kimberly March 27, 2017, 12:01 am

    thank you, i will try variations on my work out routine

  • nicky March 23, 2017, 2:47 pm

    portion control is really a must! good thing you mentioned it. a lot of posts do not include this very important trick

  • jessica March 22, 2017, 2:54 pm

    i’d love to try these tricks and i can’t wait for the result!

  • wendy March 20, 2017, 4:49 pm

    chewing slowly and eating slowly in general helps avoid gaining weight

  • fiona March 16, 2017, 10:21 pm

    eating in a slow pace is really effective. it is very true to me

  • danielle March 15, 2017, 6:47 pm

    salty and processed foods are very bad for your health and they are the main reason why you are gaining weight even when you think you don’t eat too much

  • celyn March 14, 2017, 5:48 pm

    lower your stress level and transform them into work outs even at home

  • tricia March 13, 2017, 6:56 pm

    you’re absolutely right! stress should be a no-no!

  • fatima March 9, 2017, 7:16 pm

    i tried planks and a bit of sit ups and they really help

  • rufamae March 8, 2017, 8:50 pm

    my sister and i have been looking for remedies and i think i just found them! thank you!

  • katie March 7, 2017, 8:41 pm

    these are all awesome tricks and i will apply your advice

  • nelia March 6, 2017, 3:04 pm

    processed and fast foods are really the culprit, that i’m aware of. i just don’t know how to avoid them totally! am i the only with this problem?

  • avery March 3, 2017, 4:51 pm

    i do planks and they help my core a lot. thanks for your advice, i think i’ll try boxing next

  • bianca March 1, 2017, 1:35 pm

    yogurt and tea are also my favorites

  • quincy February 28, 2017, 3:48 pm

    didn’t realize that eating snack in the afternoon could actually help

  • brielle February 27, 2017, 7:23 pm

    eating in small portions and chewing slowly are very important keys to not gaining weight

  • amy February 24, 2017, 9:31 pm

    this is perfect, im sharing it w/ friends

  • keanna February 22, 2017, 10:58 pm

    ill try the ball exchange exercise..never done that before

  • Ciara February 21, 2017, 1:08 am

    I badly need to flatten my belly, I’ll read on and on

  • fermina February 16, 2017, 1:45 pm

    you’re right, portion control really works. i have been doing this for long now.

  • rosie February 14, 2017, 7:12 pm

    i tried badminton and a bit of boxing before, really effective.

  • carla February 13, 2017, 7:46 pm

    wow, i need to this, i badly want to lose my belly fats

  • minette February 9, 2017, 7:07 pm

    these are all true and effective, i hope a lot of women like me succeed in their weight loss battle

  • laarni February 7, 2017, 4:25 pm

    planks are really a MUST! i have started doing this a couple of months ago and i see so much improvement..yous hould try it!

  • yurie February 6, 2017, 4:15 pm

    i never believed in eating slowly but since you are the nth person to say it to be effective, i will try it as well as eating in small portions several times a day.

  • yolanda February 3, 2017, 1:44 pm

    i have learned that eating/chewing slowly is a great way to avoid weight gain.

  • celyn February 2, 2017, 2:16 pm

    very encouraging, can’t wait to try some of the tricks!

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