- Drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water everyday
If you weigh 200 lbs. then you should be drinking 100 oz. of water daily. If you have a refillable water bottle – make tally marks each time you finish it before you refill it. If you drink disposable water bottles – number them, even give yourself a little motivating quote to encourage success!
- Drink Iaso Detox Tea for 5 days once a month
Iaso Detox Tea is a product by Total Life Changes. It’s known for its “Lose 5 lbs. in 5 Days” slogan. While I do not always lose 5 lbs., it definitely detoxes me and leaves my tummy looking flatter. I love that the tea is a gentle detox that doesn’t cause cramping, discomfort, or have you running to the bathroom. You can purchase the whole tea bags to make a gallon or the instant (1) cup single packs.
- The Right Daily Ab Routines
If you want a snatched waist, you need to strengthen Gods corset & doing 1000 sit ups every night is not the way to go! I recommend alternating between a resisted ab routine and a plank ab routine. You can create a resistance ab routine by simply adding weights to classic ab exercises or you can check out my post ’30 Day Ab Challenge’.
- Kick Carbs to the Curb
When I refer to carbs, I am referring to bleached grains (white bread, pasta, white rice, potato etc.). Kick their asses to the curb! Then, replace them with whole grains (brown rice, wheat bread, quinoa, etc.) in a limited amount. I don’t want to confuse you into believing that carbs are “bad” for you however, we often eat more than we need and you can replace those ‘white carbs with foods that are much more nutrient dense. Reducing the amount of carbs you intake, will ultimately decrease your daily calorie count and could help drop some belly fat.
I know, I know, most of us hate cardio BUT that’s probably because when you hear cardio, you associate it with something you don’t like. For example, a lot of women don’t like running, (especially on the treadmill) & when they hear “cardio” they automatically think that means they have to run & it doesn’t! The whole point of cardio is to a) increase your heart rate b) sweat c) burn calories.. That’s it! Find some kind of cardio that you at least partially enjoy and get it done 3-4x a week. Cardio can be dancing, kickboxing, twerking, jogging, bike riding, speed walking, swimming, and the list goes on!