You want to flatten your belly, but losing weight is hard work - specifically when it means fighting back against the stomach bulge that may have been building up over a number of years. Sometimes, the gym just seems so far away, whereas that chocolate you've been saving in the cupboard is so close. However, if you're lacking willpower, but still know you want a better body deep down, there might be some good news.
Following, we'll cover just a few of the laziest steps you can take towards a slimmer stomach, which means that even slackers can get the slender silhouette they've always wanted.
1. Toast your Bread
Bread has a terrible reputation for being one of our worst sources of empty calories - yet it's so delicious that we simply can't seem to stop eating it. Unfortunately, bread spikes your blood sugar and pushes your body to work harder at storing fat - which is the last thing you need if you're looking to flatten your belly. Fortunately, according to a recent study published by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, toasting bread significantly reduces its glycemic index - which acts as a measure of how your blood sugar responds to certain foods. In other words, toasting your bread makes you less likely to gain weight.
2. Use a Waist-Slimming Belt
Waist-slimming belts are a great way to cut down the amount of time you spend at the gym, while ensuring that you continue to burn plenty of unwanted calories. Exercising only thirty minutes a day with your waist trimmer belt should be enough to help you work up enough of a sweat to start losing the weight you would otherwise burn off without an hour of the same exercise.
3. Hit Your Snooze Button
Wanting to flatten your belly isn't a sign that you need to wake up at the crack of dawn just to spend a couple of extra hours at the gym. Actually, if you want to get the body of your dreams, then science suggests that you should spend more time dreaming. When you don't get enough sleep, you're more likely to crave unhealthy foods that are high in sugar and calories. According to studies, people who get enough sleep (about seven or eight hours a night) will be less likely to snack on unhealthy foods like chips and deserts.
4. Focus on Your Strength
Finally, getting a slimmer stomach isn't all about raising your heart-rate, although cardio is often what people focus on when it comes to starting a weight-loss routine. Strength training twice a week can have some serious benefits for your weight loss, as the more muscle you create, the higher your metabolism will be. Just make sure that you don't overdo things too quickly. Your body also needs time to repair itself in between workouts if you want to build the metabolism-revving mass that will keep you burning away calories whether you're walking the dog, sitting in front of the television, or hitting the treadmill.