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How can you get a flat and toned stomach within 6 weeks?


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2011-07-18 23:23:23
2011-07-18 23:23:23
  • To get a flat stomach you may need to reduce fat all over your body. For some people (but not all, it depends on the cause) it is not possible to reduce fat in just one part.
  • Either way, you first need to eliminate or strictly limit refined processed carbohydrates (apart from the occasional treat). Refined processed carbohydrates are the major cause of insulin resistance and fat accumulating around the stomach or abdomen. Replace those foods with 'fat burning' foods. Make excellent use of the fat burning thermic effect of those foods. If you are unsure what these foods are, you will find a list of refined processed carbohydrates, and a list of fat burning foods with more information about the thermic effect of these foods, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.
  • Eat smaller meals, eat more smaller meals per day, don't starve yourself, eat more fresh vegetables and fruit, drink more fresh water, have far less sugars and empty calories, less soft drinks, cakes, cookies, etc.
  • Eliminate or limit refined processed carbohydrates and add cardio exercise to the dietary changes. Cardio Exercise is the best fat burning exercise. In addition, full body exercises. Get a training partner or a fitness trainer ( a very worthwhile investment - of the money you save on junk food for example). Reduce stress, Get enough sleep.
  • If you are fat it won't be possible. Eliminate or strictly limit refined processed carbohydrates. Lower your calorie intake by 500 calories. Eat only healthy foods that are low in fat and low in carbs. Do cardio exercise every other day for 45-60 minutes and weight train on the other days. Give yourself a couple of days off from the training schedule on the weekends. Watch your weight and try to lose between 2-3 lbs per week.
  • In addition to the dietary changes already mentioned, to flatten and tone your stomach you have to work the muscles. Do at least 50 crunches on lower and 50 on upper abdominal muscles, and add more each week. Do some research to make sure you are doing them correctly or you can injure your neck and back. You may not get a "flat" stomach, a lot of this is genetic, but you will definitely get the muscles in the best possible shape if you are doing them correctly. However, do not do this until you have lost the stomach fat. Otherwise, you will simply build muscle underneath the fat and look worse.
  • I tried this method and it's worked fine but I suggest consulting your doctor before starting this diet to see if it's right for you: Do Atkins, you'll be surprised as to how much weight you lose within like the first few weeks, and most of it will come off your stomach. Incorporate cardio aerobic exercises, abdominal exercises, anything that focuses on the mid-section.
  • Personally I don't care for crunches but if you do decide to do them use a weight...10 pounds. One exercise I really enjoy, I don't really know the name, but you lay on your stomach on a surface that is high enough so if you lean forward you will not touch the ground, then you lean forward and come back up, far enough up so that your back is arched and go down again, do not stop. I would say do reps of about 30.
  • This might also work, try lying on your back and put both of your feet up on a high surface, then lift your butt upwards then down and just repeat that method over and over again (50 reps would do). As said earlier in these answers, do not do this until you have lost the stomach fat. Otherwise, you will build muscle underneath fat and look worse.
  • Stress also plays a major role in belly fat reduction. Don't get stressed too much. For more information on losing stomach fat, check related questions and links.
  • Do some form of cardio exercise such as brisk walking, jogging, running, cross-country skiing, trampolining, Nordic walking, etc., every other day. For information about how to do this, and free lists and cardio plans to get you started (one easier plan, one harder plan, or an intense cardio plan), see the page link, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.
  • Engage in regular cardio (cardiovascular) exercise or cardio activity and eliminate or seriously limit refined processed carbohydrates. Refined processed carbohydrates are a major cause of fat accumulating around the abdomen and insulin resistance. In addition, refined processed carbohydrates are a major cause of many diet related diseases. Replace these foods with 'fat burning foods, and learn about the thermic effect of those foods. You will find a list of refined processed carbohydrates, and a list of fat burning foods with more about the thermic effect of foods, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.



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The only way to get a flat stomach without exercise is by dieting. However, the stomach will not be toned without exercise.

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Lie on your stomach for a few days, you officially have a flat stomach. :)

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To achieve a flat stomach, you need to burn the layer of fat surrounding the stomach. This is best achieved through diet and aerobic exercise.

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Wait until you're developed and then try yoga or workouts for your abs.

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