Just think about all the reasons you want a flat stomach. Maybe it’s to feel sexy, hot and attractive, youthful and energetic. Maybe it’s to be able to fit into your favorite skinny jeans or look good on the beach. Maybe you just want to be fit and healthy.
Whatever your reason, you’ve probably heard that diet and exercise top the list if you’re serious about getting a flat stomach.
But is that really all there is to it?
You probably already know that getting a flat stomach takes hard work, a great eating and smart exercise strategy, but…
In this short article, you’re going to learn the three missing tips from most “make my stomach flat” advice that will help you get a flat stomach even faster…
#1: “Make MY Stomach Flat, Not One Size Fits All!”
When you turn on the TV, browse the Internet or look in a magazine, you see hot bodies everywhere. And if you’re like most of us, you then compare your body to theirs and get tricked into feeling like taking their pill or using their complicated gadget will give you the bodies you see flaunted in your face…what a set up!
The truth is that it’s unfair to compare yourself to other people because we’re all different. We all have different genes, different levels of metabolism, and different physical responses to exercise. That’s why it’s very important to look for the programs that help you to customize an eating and exercise strategy for your body type…And help you find out what your body type is.
This will ensure that your time and effort give you the best results for your body type- not the fitness model on the screen! Stay away from “one size fits all” programs.
#2: Diet and Exercise Are Not the Most Important Factor
Don’t get me wrong, obviously, diet (eating strategy) and exercise are absolutely required to any successful “make my stomach flat” goal.
The problem is that knowing this will not give you results. Everyone knows this but we still have an obesity epidemic.
I know you’re thinking, “what’s more important than diet and exercise to help me make my stomach flat?”
FACT: Like with any goal, you have to activate your mind and even more importantly your emotions toward your goal. Otherwise, it’s a failure waiting to happen.
To do this, come up with a specific goal that you can measure. For example: lose 2 inches off my waist, lower my body fat by 1%, etc.
Note: generic, immeasurable goals like: “I want to have a flatter stomach” won’t work. What’s “flatter”? How do you measure “flatter”?
Don’t wait come up with your goal. Do this now before you forget!
Now, when can you realistically meet you goal (e.g. “lose 10 inches off my waist in 2 days” is not realistic)
You still with me? Great!
Now that you got the mental piece, the specific, measureable, realistic, goal with a deadline, it’s time to fire up your emotions.
You ever notice how your emotions can override anything you mentally want? Well, let’s use this to your advantage!
- Imagine that you’ve achieved your flat-stomach goal
- In your mind, wear something and go to a place where you can show your flat stomach.
- Feel how great you feel with your new stomach.
- Picture yourself receiving compliments from people you respect.
Use as much emotion as possible here. This will help fuel you when the hard work seems too much.
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Having intense positive emotion driving your efforts ensures that you’ll stick with the program…and get results!
#3: Don’t Try to Make Drastic Changes
Since you’ve made it clear down here, I’ll assume you’re really motivated to make your stomach flat. So, I wanted to give you one more tip most people won’t tell you.
Getting a flat stomach is simple but not easy. And if you’re like most “make my stomach flat” seekers, you start off energized and fired up. You start of doing everything right. But, for most people, it doesn’t last long.
I want you to succeed. So here’s a trick: start off slowly!
Instead of attempting to do everything right (and then falling off with no result), just do one or two things right. And every week, slowly add more things.
- Week 1: Cut out soda
- Week 2: Do a few body squats , drink more water
Pretty soon, these small steps will add up to big steps without overwhelming yourself.
Give it a try.
When I decided I wanted to make my stomach flat, I knew it would require me to work really hard. But like anything you work hard for, the payoff is really worthwhile. So keep these missing tips in mind and start eating right and working out today!
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