What is the one thing everyone starts thinking about at this time of the year? Getting buff for the summer! . The weather is getting milder already here in the UK and already people are getting into their shorts and T’s.
I’m afraid there is no supplement alone that is going to work, so you have to put the work in if you want to flatten that belly So if you are thinking about trimming up to go on holidays here’s a few pointers for you.
Limit The Carbs
Carb timing is just as important as lowering your carb intake. Processed foods are stuffed full of simple sugars which are liquidated carbs basically, and these play a more prominent role in piling on your fat stores that eating healthy fats do. Carbs spike your insulin levels and whilst that’s fine after exercise, too much insulin forces your body to hold on to it’s fat stores.
So here’s tip no 1 when it comes to carbs – don’t eat any first thing in the morning. Instead opt for high fat foods like eggs and salmon. Try not to eat any carbs before noon and your body will have to use your fat stores for energy. It will have to break them down and this will strip you of your body mass.
It is better to eat carbs after the evening and especially after you exercise as they are useful here. They will also increase your serotonin levels which are essential to keeping you relaxed and getting a good nights sleep.
Change Up Your Cardio Routines
Don’t do the same cardio routines week after week as your body will build up a tolerance to them. If you grab a treadmill for a cardio session one week use it for fast walking, at the next workout use it for medium paced jogging, at the next do HIIT, where you alternate between walking, sprinting, jogging and walking again.
This will stimulate your body to new depths and you won’t always have to perform the same dull routine each time you enter the gym. This will be great for your motivation as well.
Hit The Weights
Why do you think more girls and personal trainers are performing weight training routines with their clients? Because they tone up and trim down, possibly even to a greater degree than a treadmill can achieve. You will feel the burn for a few days after you leave the gym which is a sure fire way of knowing the routine is working. Make sure you are doing lunges, squats, deadlifts and kettle bell work for the best results.
Don’t forget about them carbs neither, add them after your workout. Grab a protein and carb shake to fuel the aminos into your muscles. Your body will stay thinner and replenished if you follow these tips. Try it for 2 weeks and you will notice the difference.