Shed, tone, maintain, and get a flatter tummy in just a week without going to the gym.
In this article, I’m going to share with you the Top 4 tips to getting a flatter tummy in a week, without even needing to hit the gym and with each consecutive tip, I’m going to intensify your potential results.
But don’t just read the last tip! They all work hand-in-hand. There’s a saying:
“a great combination is more than the sum of its parts.”
So let’s get started…
1. Reduce (NOT eliminate) your carbs without having to feel hungry.
Benefits: Greater muscle definition, improved skin tone, less bloating, more energy
Difficulty: Tough for the first week, then after that it gets exponentially easier the longer you do it
In my experience, staying away from too many carbohydrates for a minimum of six days, ABSOLUTELY took off a significant amount of size on my waist which gave me all the more reason to keep going at it.
Just to be clear, “too many carbohydrates” means having a meal that is more than 20% rice, bread, pasta, sweets, sodas and other high-carbohydrate foods and drinks.
“But what makes up the other 80% of the meal?”
Easy. That would be vegetables and lean meat. Fruit can be eaten but I’d stay away from eating fruit together with your meal for reasons I’ll state in a future article.
This all sounds so difficult but that’s probably because you’ve tried at least once to cut out ALL carbs from your diet, completely. Yes, this would work as well but it’s a lot more difficult than restricting carbs to just 20% of your meals.
TRUST ME. This will work for you and the health and aesthetic benefits will be amazing. Give it a week and feel and see the difference in your body, and then come back and tell us whether it was worth it.
Ready for the next?
2. Start juicing every day—it’s not as hard as you think.
Benefits: Better bowel movements, improved skin tone, less bloating, more energy
Difficulty: Plan your shopping in advance, buy in bulk, learn how to clean the juicer quickly and you’ll find this a LOT easier
If you want to lose twice as much size around your waist, replace a meal or two a day with a glass of fresh vegetable and fruit juice every morning for the whole week.
Your body will flush out unwanted toxins and waste from your gut that have been building up on your regular diet, making your tummy bulge and bloat.
You’ll need a juicer and if you want the optional recipe, you’ll also need a blender. Here’s a recipe to begin with (and it’s the best one):
Green Juice Recipe (Serves 1)
- 1 peeled lemon
- 1 bunch of celery
- 1 whole cucumber
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 pineapple
Optional: after juicing, transfer to a blender and add 1 skinned avocado with the stone removed, blend, pour and serve.
The foam that you’ll see from the fresh green juice is where the enzymes are. They are responsible for breaking down your food faster. So drink on!
Okay… on to the next tip.
3. CPS (Crunches, Planks and Squats) at home, work or in the airplane.
Benefits: Better muscle size, more strength, more stamina, greater muscle definition, improved skin tone, more endorphins
Difficulty: Pretty easy, actually—just find a space, wear some workout gear and you’re good to go
Alright I was kidding about the airplane. But who knows, maybe the cabin crew will give you a space if you’re that desperate.
Here’s a routine I’ve tried and tested. You can perform this routine 3-4 times per week.
*Don’t forget to stretch before and after the workout.*
Play your favorite playlist out loud whilst working out. Trust me, it’ll make you feel more motivated. It helps with your rhythm as well.
- 3 sets of 15 crunches (you can always do more)
- 3 sets of 30 second planks
- 3 sets of 25 squats
Once this workout starts to feel too easy (after constantly doing the same workout your body will adapt and things will seem a lot easier than they used to) you change up the tempo, do more repetitions and also start adding more weight. This will all happen after one week, though.
For cardio you can pick among these low intensity cardio exercises (better done everyday):
- Brisk walking for at least 30 minutes a day
- Jogging for at least 20 minutes a day
- Jumping jacks 25x non-stop
- Jumping ropes
- Sports (Swimming, Running, Badminton, Tennis, Basketball etc)
4. Flushing the waste from your colon (quadruple waist size reduction).
Benefits: Greater mental clarity, Greater muscle definition, improved skin tone, less bloating
Difficulty: Depending on your “weapon of choice”, it can be a little uncomfortable or inconvenient if not timed correctly
By this point you may be wondering, “what the heck are you going to show me that will QUADRUPLE my waist size loss in just a week?”
Apart from NOT overdosing on carbs, CONSISTENTLY juicing AND working out wherever you are without an excuse, for one whole week you can lose MORE WEIGHT! Yes…
<p”>By cleansing your system.
This fourth tip I’m sharing is something you can’t exactly do every week, but you can do it every month.
It’s called Colon Hydrotherapy or Colonic Irrigation.
I swear by this.
Colonic hydrotherapy is a safe and effective method of cleansing the colon by repeated, gentle flushing with warm filtered water under very low pressure, using specialised massage techniques on the tummy area to stimulate release. This is done by professionals in clinics and hospitals.
Here are some of the most recognized celebrities that have advocated cleansing their colons for better health:
- Lady Diana
- Oprah Winfrey
- John Lennon
- Britney Spears
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Janet Jackson
Lady Diana credited colonic hydrotherapy and the regular use of cleansing enemas for her radiant complexion and silken hair. She declared:
“for years I’ve been trying to bury my troubles under mountains of food, but after I binge, I worry about my figure. And I make myself throw up. It’s a terrible vicious compulsion. But now that I’m getting regular colonics, I don’t worry so much about what I eat. I know all the excess food will be washed away, along with the poisons that cause my terrible headaches. My migraines are caused by food allergies, and I haven’t had one since I started the treatments.”
There are other ways to cleanse your colon which you can do every week. Like enemas or teas. You can also go on a master cleanse. which is drinking ONLY fresh and pure lemon juice with grade B maple syrup and cayenne pepper for 14 days. Tough yes, but incredibly effective. This master cleanse is for detoxing and weight loss.
But by far, colonic hydrotherapy is the very best waste flush you can perform.
Now do these consistently and it’ll become a habit. A very good habit. Eating clean and having a healthy lifestyle. You will not only have a flatter tummy, you will change your life.
Turn your can’ts into cans.
Please do not expect these tips to give the results mentioned IF you’re not doing it properly by cheating your diet and routine.
They KEYS in succeeding are:
Here is a video of Eric Thomas that I listen to every time I need a push to follow through:
You don’t need to starve yourself to lose weight. In fact you eat more often yet weigh less. Diet is the most important factor in shedding the fat around your tummy really fast. It doesn’t just help you lose unwanted fat, it makes you feel better and gives you a remarkably glowing skin.
Although a lot of athletes and bodybuilders will claim that it’s alright to eat a lot of carbs as long as you burn it, for the readers who are beginners or for those who have tried various approaches but still aren’t getting results, working out heavy to start with will be more difficult than necessary.
A list of what to eat and what not to:
Vegetables that are high in water content and fiber not only keep you feeling full but also cleanse your intestine so that you can have a healthier bowel movement: this will get rid of pounds of toxins and waste out of your system.
These are fruits that are high in vitamin C, potassium and fiber.
Fruits keeps you feeling energized without feeling tired afterwards. Snacking on fruits which are generally sweet due to fructose helps replace the junk food you tend to crave for.
A high protein intake will help you preserve lean mass during your dieting phase.
- Top round steak
- Chicken breast
- Egg whites
- Flank steak
- Turkey breast
Junk Food REPLACE WITH Healthy Food
- Ice cream = Greek Yogurt
- Milk/ White Chocolate = Dark Chocolate
- Softdrinks, Artificial Juice = Fresh Green Juice, Coconut Juice
All you really need to do, to start making progress with these tips is to recognize that you WANT to lose waist size and that there really IS a way to do it (actually, 4 ways to do it according to the above).
So definitely take up these tips as your next week’s worth of health religion and come back to let us know how you get along. We’re all here to support one another and if you have any questions, just ask and I’ll respond.