Jul 11, 2012 9:35 AM GMT
So I've developed a lil stomach and I'm not at all happy with it, people say I look fine but it don't like it, what are some great routines used to help?
Galaxyguy36 saidhow do you get rid of a Tummy?Wear a corset.
CABucky saidI'd say it's much more about quality of food vs quantity.
Avoid processed food, eat fruits, nuts, lean meat, veggies, etc.
I don't even count calories and every time I follow this "diet" I get great results.
Matt_TO said1. Eat whole foods, scrap the processed shit
2. Eat any starchy carbs and sweet desserts early in the day
3. Don't eat carbs after midday
4. Learn to cook
5. Eat a lean protein and veggies/fruit for dinner.
Take it one step at a time. Drastic shifts in diet will shock your system, send the cravings skyrocketing and leave you feeling tired and hungry. It's best to incorporate each part of the diet one step at a time.
If you're still eating Nutrigrain bars, Chef Boyardee or Lucky Charms, switch to whole food alternatives. Then work towards cutting out starchy carbs (rice, cereals, pasta, corn*, pretty much anything grain based) after you've finished eating lunch. Then try cutting them back, or out of your diet entirely.
Always give yourself a cheat day. So if you're going out with friends for dinner, one night you can have a burger, or split some nachos with buds.
Learning to cook well is a big step forward in enabling yourself to choose healthier options. It allows you to know everything that goes into your food, and you're able to switch up the flavors when things get boring. The CIA has a great Culinary Boot Camp book that I used to learn a lot of basic. Learning how to pan sear chicken breasts, fish, or almost any other type of meat really helps.
A couple easy tips for eating out. Go for sweet potato fries over regular fries (less starchy), go for cider over beer.
I've always found that aiming for something that is balanced and maintainable is far better than going to extremes. Eating an extreme diet means that going out with friends becomes difficult if not impossible. If you're entire life revolves around maintaining your body, you won't exactly be the most interesting or fun person to be around anymore.
*Interesting fact, corn is actually a grain, and has lots of starch.