Summer is now coming to an end, and if you are like the vast majority of people who made a plan to tone up and didn’t quite reach their goal, just remember that it isn’t too late! Here is an excellent guide that will walk you through some super, simple diet changes to incorporate into your life to help you achieve that flat belly you have been painstakingly striving for. Stick with it and you can start seeing results in as little as two short weeks!
● Eliminate Processed Foods: This should be a no-brainer. But, with so many summer outings it can be super difficult to avoid hitting your local fast food joint for a quick bite before you head to the beach. Processed foods literally go right to your gut, making you not only feel bloated, but also making you look bloated in your swim suit!
● Go for Organic: With so many organic fruit and veggie options available today, there is no excuse to not opt for organic. Trust us, your body will thank you!
● Avoid Pressure: Of course summer is one of the best times of year to get together and socialize at BBQ’s, parties, even summer sporting events. But, that is no excuse to go overboard and kill your diet game plan. Always opt to make healthy, lean choices in terms of your food options. While everyone else is pounding the chips and dip, fill your plate with healthy fruits and veggies and a small amount of dip. Another great idea is to pack a smoothie to drink on the way to the event. You will feel fuller for longer and therefore less inclined to nosh out!
● Water, Water, Water: One of the important tips to obtain that flat belly you are striving for is to drink water. Then more water. Then some more water. While not everyone may be a fan of water, we should all be aiming for at least 2 liters each and every day. Don’t like the taste (or lack thereof)? Put a slice of lemon, lime or even freeze fruit into ice trays to melt the sweet flavor into your drink!
By making small, subtle changes into your daily diet, you can make all the difference in the world in terms of your health and long-term success. And best of all, small changes are easy to stick too to help you reach your goals. And remember don’t get discouraged, losing weight is not about finding the quickest shortcut to dropping some pounds, it’s about making a lifestyle change for overall incredible results!