Do you suffer from bloating? Here's how to get a flat stomach quickly.
A flat stomach is one of the most sought after goals by men and women alike. Bums may be big, thighs may be hefty but somehow a flat stomach seems to make us look leaner regardless of other problem areas we may have. So how do we achieve that elusive firm, flat stomach? And can we get a flat stomach quickly?
Well if you are a naturally slim, physically fit person it shouldn't be too difficult. Toning exercises are usually the key. Most people are familiar with crunches, pilates, leg raises etc and love them or hate them, if it's a true six pack you're after these are what you need. But what about the rest of us? Can we be ordinary, Joe average and still have a lean, flat stomach? Well, in truth, if you are enormously overweight even the best exercises available are unlikely to help you flatten your stomach quickly without losing excess body fat however if you truly are Joe average then the answer is yes.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to flatten your stomach is by correcting your posture. Sounds too simple and obvious but the fact is many people slouch when sitting, walking and standing making their shoulders sink down and stomach stick out. Straighten your back and gently pull your tummy in without holding your breath and you will instantly look slimmer.
The next thing to consider is your diet. If your stomach never seems flat you could be suffering from bloating. Certain foods and ingredients can cause problems in the gut leading to constant abdominal bloating. If this sounds like you, you will need to follow an elimination diet such as The Flat Stomach Diet which is designed to help you identify exactly which ingredients or foods in your diet are to blame. Elimination diets can work incredibly quickly helping you achieve results in as little as 3 - 5 days.
So briefly your key to a firm, flat stomach is:
* lose excess body fat if you are seriously overweight
* stand tall and straight keeping your tummy tucked in WITHOUT holding your breath
* follow an elimination diet to get rid of abdominal bloating
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Elizabeth Hartley is the author and creator of The Flat Stomach Diet. This diet plan is the result of many years of research after consultation with doctors and professional nutritionists in an effort to discover the causes of painful abdominal cramps and bloating. The findings are based on personal experience after undergoing numerous medical tests and procedures and failing to find any other alternative long term solution. Details of The Flat Stomach Diet can be found at http://www.flatstomachplan.com