During Your Cleanse
Our top tips for an even flatter tummy.
Cut back on veggies (what!?)
Ok, this only applies to some veggies... we said cut back, not cut out. Vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts and cauliflower, have sugars and starches that can cause gas, aka bloating, so go easy on these.
Be real, if you want a flat tummy, you’re going to need to do at least a little exercise. Aside from ridding you a couple of extra pounds, sweating sheds excess salts which cause water retention. So if you’re not down with carrying a little extra water weight, hit the pavement (and a little Flat Tummy Tea will help with this too).
Without sounding like a total cliche, get more fibre into your diet and make sure you’re staying, as they say, regular. It’s gonna help get rid of that build up in your intestines, causing bloating. So, if you’ve been looking for an excuse to eat Mexican... this is it... kidney beans, white beans and black beans are super high in fibre.
Stick to it +
Track your progress
When you’re starting a health kick or getting back on track, the hardest part is actually following through with it. Our tips - take a before pic (any progress is good progress), tell your girls your mission by posting about it on Insta (this holds you accountable to progress), plan workouts and meals in your diary and stay inspired (oh how we love Instagram inspo). Babe, you can’t lose!
Pasta, beer, ice cream… oh so delicious and oh so regrettable. If you’re one of the unlucky ones who can’t tolerate too much wheat and dairy… stay away from it. We know, easier said than done. But there’s a reason you react badly to it. If you must, keep some Flat Tummy Tea in the purse.
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Let’s be honest, most of us could be eating smaller portions and avoiding that post food coma. It takes 20 minutes for our brains to realise that we’re full so slow down and eat less each meal. If you’re still hungry after 20 mins, then it’s pretty much a free pass to go for seconds. Try it out, we bet you’ll be surprised.
Whoops… what was meant to be one drink after work turned into a taxi home at 3am. Yep, we’ve been there. Hangovers just have this way of saying ‘you probably shouldn’t have had that last drink, or three’. Our tip? Try keep it to a minimum while getting back on track. Water to hydrate, sleep to refresh and Flat Tummy Tea to cleanse and get that tummy back to flat.
So it’s been a massive week at work, one of your girlfriends is going through a meltdown and now you look and feel 5 months pregnant… Your body is trying to tell you something… stress is not good for you (or the tummy) and you need to stop and just take it easy for a bit.
Yes, you need new gear
Any excuse, right?! Treat yourself to new workout gear and kit out your wardrobe to feel like a total fitness goddess! Nothing gets you pumped like a new pair of sneakers.