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How To Get A Flat Stomach In 30 Minutes Straight!

Published by cheree
Published on March 12, 2015

A flat stomach is the holy grail of fitness. Although it might seem impossible, getting those wash-board abs CAN be done! Here's everything you need to know to get the sexy stomach you've always wanted (in 30 minutes flat)...

If you want to know how to get a flat stomach, the first obstacle to overcome is realising that it requires some serious work and dedication. But don't worry, it's not as unachievable as you think - trust us.

There's A LOT more to it than exercise alone. A healthy diet and lifestyle will also help keep your tummy trim.

Not sure where to start? We got you covered. If you're looking to keep your stomach in shape and get a flat stomach to be proud of then follow our tips, complete with a full-on workout routine to transform your flab into abs!

Fat Blasting Exercise

Achieving a flat stomach means stripping your midriff from all the fat BUT the only way to do this healthily and effectively is to get moving!

To help you get started we asked celebrity personal trainer and fitness expert, Ricardo Macedo from R-fitness to put together a fat-blasting work out to get your body, stomach and abs Victoria's Secret ready.

"This is a short 20-30 minute intense workout focused on the lower body's big muscle groups, which means you're maximising the calorie burn. Perform one exercise after the other with no more than 20 seconds gap, once the full routine is performed take a two minute break and do two more rounds," says Ricardo.

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Step ups: 20 REPs for each leg

Plank Stabilisation: 45 to 120 seconds

Squat Jumps: 20 REPs

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Crunches: 20 REPs

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Kangaroo Jumps: 1 minute

Side to Side Crunch: 20 REPS

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Plié Squat: 20 REPs

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Sumo Sideways: 20 REPs

Now that you've done the hard work don't go treating yourself to tea and biscuits, diet is just as much a part of losing belly fat as exercise is - in fact it's arguably more important. Here's what you need to know...

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Tummy trimming diet

Believe it or not if you choose the right foods you CAN prevent bloating and burn fat more easily. Stick to these expert rules for best flat tum results ever.

DO eat: Animal protein (lean meat, poultry and fish, preferably grilled or steamed, eggs), small quantities of wholegrains, green vegetables, root vegetables (carrots, radishes etc), flowered vegetables such as cabbage, and stemmed vegetables such as leeks, fresh or dried fruit, dark chocolate, water, tea and herbal tea.

DON'T eat: Fried food, dairy products with lactose (milk, yoghurt, cottage cheese), white bread, especially fresh, fizzy drinks and juice, floury fruit, dried vegetables, chewing gum, sweets, cakes, pastry, refined pasta, rice and semolina.

Eat at regular hours: Sit down where it's quiet and take your time chewing each mouthful 10 to 15 times to make it easier to digest. Go for cooked (with little or no oil) over raw food, use salt sparingly, banish takeaways and meal deals eaten on the go (sandwich, dessert, fizzy drinks ect) and fatty snacks (every time you eat, your body has to work to digest it).

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Extra tips for a flatter, happier tum!

Chill out: Last but not least, remember to relax. The stomach is the central receptor of our mental state - some call it our second brain.

Blocked energy on many different levels caused by malaise, emotional shock, depression and stress can result in pain, bloating and problems with digestion. If you find yourself feeling a bit groggy, take a probiotic supplement, such as Bio-Kult which is jam packed with good bacteria to keep your gut and tum happy!

Breathe deeply: Practice abdominal breathing while standing or lying on your back. Put one hand flat on your stomach and hold your stomach in. Inhale, first opening your rib cage, then your abdomen and hold your breath for a few moments then breathe out in the same order.

Massage: To untie knots, relieve pain and assist bowel movements, gently massage your stomach in a clockwise direction, paying particular attention to sensitive spots.

For more toning tips check out our Fitness Pages!

Do you have any tips for fab abs? Tweet at us! @wewomenUSA

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