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Jelly Jelly Jelly…stays on my mind

But not this kind of Jelly Roll (from Love Jones).

In preparation for this little trip with the chica’s in June, and after being inundated by so many women in these ads with super skinny waists and flat tummys while shopping for a swim suit, I’ve decided to get serious about this belly fat. So since I’m kinda on the thin side, I typed, “How to get a flat tummy without losing weight,” into the search engine, and this is what I was led to;

From wiki answers:

  • If you want to get a flat stomach you need to lose stomach fat first, and you cannot lose fat in your stomach only; our bodies don’t work that way. As you lose fat all over you will start seeing the fat come off the stomach area as well and as a result your stomach muscles will start to show.

  • However, if you take steps to gain muscle while losing fat your body weight may remain about the same. You will have burned off the fat and replaced it with the same weight in muscle. You may weigh the same as an unconditioned flabby person, but you will look much better!

 

  • If you have a lot of fat in your stomach, then to get flat abs you have to lose the fat in the abdominal cavity… but if you still want to maintain weight and lose fat in stomach, then take up weight training, train hard with weights thrice a week, do cardio on non training days. Eat high protein-moderate carbs and low fat diet….. And expect to move on slowly…… Based on your current fat percentage you can reach your goal… For example if you are at 15% bodyfat then you can expect to have a flat abs in 4 months.

  • Body fat accumulating around the stomach is caused by consuming too many refined (processed) carbohydrates. For information about how to lose stomach fat and ‘fat burning’ foods, see the page links, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.

From flat-belly-exercises.com:

1. Chopping Wood. This exercise is a great way to workout the entire abdominal region as well as tone the shoulder muscles. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart for stability. Hold a 5 pound dumbbell with both hands above your right shoulder. Always look at the dumbbell during the entire range of motion for proper form. With your abs contracted and elbows slightly bent, move the dumbbell down and across your body until it is beside your left hip. Do the movement like you where swinging an axe to chop wood.

2. Butt Thrust. These target the lower abs or pot belly area. Lying flat on your back arms by your side palms facing down, legs straight up in the air forming a 90 degrees angle with the floor. Keep your feet together. Concentrate on squeezing your lower abs while using them to lift your butt of the floor as high as you can. Basically reach for the ceiling with your heels. Try to control the swinging back and forth of your legs. Using your lower abs to lift your lower body of the floor really isolates them.

3. The Toll Bridge. This women abs exercise will work your oblique getting rid of love handles. Lye on your back with your arms at your side palms facing down and the bottom of your feet flat on the floor shoulder width apart. Raise your butt of the ground and keep it raised. Your lower legs should form a 90 degree angle with the floor while your knees a 45 degree angle with your hamstrings. Now kick your right foot up so your toes are pointing at the ceiling. Keeping your legs straight, move your leg out to the side and point to the wall. Really control this movement as to not injure your upper leg muscles. Return to the start position and repeat with the left leg. This exercise tones your butt and thighs as well making it a good women abs workout.

This site also provides a few tips to live by:

Abs Diet. Doing the workout is only one part of getting a flat belly. In order to get faster and permanent 6 pack abs, you need to focus on what you eat. Therefore adding an abs diet to your lifestyle is a must

Fiber. Fiber helps facilitate digestion by moving out what you eat. If your intestines aren’t properly flushed you will feel bloated. Consume about 50 grams of fiber a day by adding more fruit, veggies or whole grains to your diet.

Drink More Water. It is important to drink lots of water for two reason when trying to lose weight. The first reason is fiber is very dense and water helps to move it along trough your body. And the second reason is dehydration can really slow down you metabolism so try consuming at least 8 glasses a day. About one glass an hour.

Eat Every Three Hours. When you become famished your body releases a hormone called cortisol which promotes fat on even thin women abs. By eating small meals more often you can prevent this and you will be less likely to over eat.

Eliminate Cravings. When you start any healthy regime it takes about two weeks to break the bad eating habits and eliminate cravings. So stick with it for a tiny two weeks and it will get easier.

Stop Regular Cardio. Too many people simply follow the norm and they are convinced that they need to run 45 minutes on a treadmill or perform 30 minutes of high intensity aerobics to lose weight. The fact is that these are the least effective in burning fat and they do nothing for your belly fat.

 

I’m going with the latter of the two options. Hopefully I can stick with it for a minute to see results.

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3 thoughts on “Jelly Jelly Jelly…stays on my mind

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  2. OMG this is so what I’ve been thinking about! I started doing sit-ups everyday but it only lasted a week. I’ve been gaining some weight but having a fat stomach is not sexy. Thanks for the tips. I’m gonna try to get it together before our trip too so I can wear the bikini I bought and feel comfortable in it.

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