7 Flat Belly Hacks You Need to Try

Get a flatter belly in just a few simple steps.

7 Flat Belly Hacks You Need to Try

If you are tired of feeling bloated and puffy, you are in luck. Chris Powell, author of Extreme Transformation, can help you look and feel your best in just a few simple steps. While regular diets can help you lose fat all over your body, these tips specifically target your midsection. Unlike some quick fixes that are only temporary, these hacks will help your tummy stay flat and continue to get flatter over time. After today, you won’t have to dread wearing a tight dress or squeezing into a tight pair of jeans ever again.

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Drink Water Before Eating

All too often we confuse thirst for hunger, leading to a consumption of extra calories that we don’t actually need. Fill a large water bottle at the start of the day and track your progress as you go. Before you eat a snack or meal, drink a glass of water twenty minutes ahead to check in with your body and see if you’re actually as hungry as you think.

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Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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