Who wouldn’t like a flat stomach? When doing your research or getting advice you will find there are a lot of tips and tricks to achieve this goal. The problem is some of this misinformation may be holding you back from achieving your desired outcome. Here we look at some of the common flat stomach myths to avoid.
Getting flat abs is all about doing crunches and sit-ups
This is one myth that has been around for awhile. Let’s get it out of the way right now, you will never get a six pack or flat abs if you have a layer of fat over them. Abdominal exercises target your muscles, not the fat surrounding it.
Most people have some form of stomach muscles, unfortunately for the majority, the layer of fat on the belly is what is stopping those abs from showing. Burn the fat first, then crunch away.
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Cut carbs out of your diet if you want flat abs
Another common myth is the belief that if you cut out carbohydrates from your diet it will lead to a flat stomach. Carbohydrates are one of the three essential types of nutrients your body needs, along with fats and protein.
Instead of cutting out carbs, it is important to choose the right types. Integrate complex carbohydrates found in whole grains and brown or wheat products as opposed to white breads, rice or pastas.
Diet pills will help you get a flat stomach
There are no magic bullets when it comes to achieving flat abs. A lot of health and grocery stores will have rows of various diet pills advertising the dream of weight loss. Your calorie burn may increase slightly using these pills, but the affects are usually nominal. Also, there is no way a pill can target a specific body part.
Unfortunately when it comes to getting a flat stomach, you have to put in the work to achieve your goals. You’ll save money in the process by avoiding these pills.
Dieting alone will give you a flat tummy
Any healthy diet that has more vegetables, fruits, nuts, protein, and healthy fat which involves portion control will lead to weight and belly fat loss. But when it comes to toning your stomach and sustaining the weight loss you need to add exercise and make other lifestyle changes.