Its almost Summer time! You know what that means… its time to get #SummerTimeFine. Summer time means more heat, more heat means less clothes, less clothes means more skin.
Shorts get shorter and shirts become cropped, and who wants to walk around with a flabby tum tum during crop-top season? Not I! I’m trying to get the formation of these abs in order as quickly as I can.
I know “quick abs” isn’t a thing, however a flatter tummy can be a start. Which is why I highly recommend eating foods that are packed with protein, low in fat, and won’t leave you feeling bloated. Have y’all ever woke up one morning “skinny”? Meaning you woke up with a flat tummy. Its happened to me a few times, then I think back on what I ate the day before. Most of the times I wake up “skinny” when I don’t eat after 7 or when I’ve had low-carb meals throughout the day. I never really made the connection until recently, which inspired me to do a little more research on how to have a flatter stomach and keep it.
You know that saying, “Abs Are Made in the Kitchen”.. lets get to cooking up some abs!
Here are a few food options to kick start your Flat Tum-Tum Journey:
The Benefits of Eggs
Promotes Lean Muscles.
Helps to Cut Carb Cravings.
Assists with Muscle Repair
Eggs keep you feeling fuller longer, this is important because overeating can be detrimental to your ab building process. The protein in eggs also causes your body to release the hormone glucagon, which helps your body to burn off stored carbohydrates and fat.
The Benefits of Bananas
Improves Disgestive Health
Helps with Weight Loss
They are a good source of potassium which helps to eliminates water retention from the body. Bananas also help with muscle cramps, this is important when it comes to working on your ab muscles. They keep you feeling fuller longer and provides a plethora of antioxidants.
The Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
Accelerates Wound Healing
Regulates Fatigue and Weight Gain
Great Source of Energy
Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients that help aid in the muscle building process. They are a powerhouse of nutrients that help aid in the muscle building process and an important part of any fat loss diet. Sweet potatoes are great before a workout to provide energy and helps to store muscle glycogen. They are great afterwards as well as to help with the recovery process.
The Benefits of Salmon
Promotes Fat Burning
Aids in Building & Repairing Muscle Tissue
Salmon is loaded with protein and essential fatty acids. Read more about the benefits of salmon here.
The Benefits of Asparagus
Packed with Protein
Helps with Weight Loss
Asparagus is high in protein and low in calories, this is essential for building abdominal muscles. It improves digestive health, plus, asparagus is a natural diuretic. Meaning asparagus can help flush excess liquid, combating belly bulge.
I don’t know about you but, I’m on a mission, to lose a few inches and to tone this tum-tum of mine. We all know the breakdown of being healthy…. 20% workout and 80% diet. So along with the 30 day Ab Challenge I decided to indulge in, I will be paying extra special attention to the foods that I eat.