It’s summer time, fourth of July weekend is upon us and for many Americans that means lounging by the pool or beach. There’s nothing like feeling and looking your best when you’re in clothing scantier than what you usually wear. For many of us, our abdominal region could be a point of insecurity. Frankly, you just might not feel your best with a bloated or protruding waist line. Luckily, it’s easier than you think to slim down some inches around the waist. Follow these steps below to get a slimmer waist line and boost your self-confidence.
Limit The Alcohol
There’s nothing wrong with having a drink from time to time, but if you party too hard your waist line will suffer. Many alcoholic beverages contain excess sugar that go straight to your waist. Also, alcoholic drinks are high in calories and low in nutritional value. Much of the alcohol you consume may be stored as excess calories which can huddle in the waist line – especially for women. Stick to low calorie drinks that aren’t mixed with sugary juices and fluff.
Green Tea Is Your Friend
Green tea is rich in antioxidants. Research studies prove that green tea can actually reduce your waist line by a few inches. Incorporate green tea into your daily diet practice to see results. For a week, try drinking green tea 2 to 3 times a day. The morning time is a great opportunity to have your self a glass of green tea. Don’t add sugar to your tea, if you need something to sweeten it add just a hint of honey.
Cut Fried Foods
Most fast foods are fried, so this will involve cutting back on many items that come from a fast food menu. Burgers, fries, tacos, contain high amounts of trans fats that come from vegetable oils. These foods can even slow down your metabolism and cause you to become sluggish.
Many individuals struggle to get the appropriate amount of water in. You should be aiming for 8 glasses of 8-ounce water per day. If you get bored from water easily, there are many ways to spice it up such as adding lemon, lime, fruits, and low-calorie flavor agents.
Avoid Refined Carbs
Carbohydrates are great in moderation. Too many carbohydrates can be stored as excess fat. Especially if you aren’t physically active, it’s important not to exceed your carb intake. As a rule of thumb, avoid over indulging in pizza, sweets, white bread, pasta, white flour, white rice, and pastries.