Flat or Protruding Belly?

Flat Tummy or Protruding Belly?
Flat Tummy or Protruding Belly?

Why you need to flatten your tummy

Flat tummy is beauty and beauty starts from the belly. Not only for the purpose of beauty and looks alone that makes it necessary for you to maintain a flat belly, but it also makes you feel good, free and healthy. Researches have also shown that people with flat tummies maintain good health condition with increased chance of longevity.

You cannot be dreaming of having a flat tummy or belly, when you are a junk eater. You must observe your diets carefully if you desire to flatten your tummy or maintain your existing flat belly. Having a flat belly not only helps you to look attractive, it also assists in controlling your weight gain or obesity level.

In this article, I am going to reveal five major foods that can help you flatten your tummy in a lesser time frame…you don’t need to consult a dietetic for this, and they cost less than what you have been consuming already, so why won’t you try?

Flat Belly Diets

Berries right? Yes berries…they are good in flattening belly. Not only do they help your tummy go flat, they also help in weight loss and boost metabolism. Why? Blackberries, blueberries, acai berries, etc…contain anthocyanins, a chemical that is responsible for giving the fruits the color, which also go a very long way in burning abdominal fat that causes big tummy.  If you really desire to flatten your belly, include colored fruits like: cherries, red grapes, etc…in your daily meals. Eat them as often as you can, and watch out for the result.


Do not ignore the natural content of grains…fiber, which helps to regulate the digestion system and also keep you fuller and sustains your appetite for a longer period. Whole grains have a high level fiber content, which helps to lower levels of cortisol or stress hormone and insulin, both of which controls the storage of fat around the tummy or belly.


To obtain an excellent result, avoid eating processed grains…they are better consumed in their natural form, especially for excellent result in flattening belly. For instance, wheat is not always a good grain meal if you want to flatten your tummy, because it has been processed to flour, which makes it difficult to digest. Try oats, buckwheat, brown rice…


Flax seeds: they are also called linseeds, and they contain monounsaturated fats (MUFAS), which is a good cholesterol level controller, and also goes a long way in reducing body fat. I earlier mentioned the essence of fiber in tummy size control, flax seeds help in providing the body with natural fiber. Make flax seeds a part of your daily meals and watch out for the result in 12 weeks. For excellent result, add tablespoon of freshly ground flax seeds to your morning meals (e.g. cereal breakfasts), lunchtime salad, etc. don’t ignore to include it in your evening meals too, for instance, in your homemade smoothie or laxative.


Yoghurt: so many people today overlook this wonderful meal, yoghurt. If you have been avoiding it in the past, make a change today. Yoghurt has a very low fat and calorie contents, and some good yoghurt contain probiotics, a chemical that promotes the growth of good bacteria in the gut and helps with digestion.


Did I hear you scream, bacteria? Yes, I said bacteria. Without the existence of friendly bacteria in your gut system, the meals you consumed since xmas will still remain in your stomach, causing havoc. It is this bacterium that speeds up the rate of fat digestion in your gut. They also help in regulating excess gas and bloating.


What can take the place of water? Nothing. If your body lacks water, you are gone. Water in the body, helps to flush out toxins from the body system and reduces hunger. Without water, digestion will be impossible, so it helps to improve the digestive system and reduce fluid retention in the body. When your body starts to retain fluid, you will definitely have a big tummy, there is no two ways about it.


If you actually want to flatten your tummy in twelve weeks, follow the above steps in combination with this:

-          Stop lying with your tummy or face down

-          Start your day with a heavy breakfast

-          Get a bicycle…go at least 5km each day

-          Take more bone meals

-          Do your early morning press ups…20 is okay at a go

-          Stop red meat consumption

-          Avoid eating heavy food at night

-          Do your rope jump

-          Eat dried ground unripe plantain

Try the above and do not hesitate to drop your testimony or comment…Good luck!

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Prinks 5 years ago

Thanx a lot 4 giving such a useful advice.

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@Prinks, thanks for stopping by...i am glad you found it informative, and thanks for sharing your emotion.

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Cashbackshopper 5 years ago

Great suggestions.Thank you

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@Cashbackshopper, thanks for stopping by...i really appreciate your comment. Thank you.

Veenzie 5 years ago

Thanks for the tips...i am going to try this! :)

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@Veenzie, i am glad you found the tips useful, and i assure you won't regret giving them a try...thanks for stopping by.

samantha 5 years ago

how are we sure that this diet plain really works? and not just another scam

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

Lolz...Samantha, it works, it worked for me, for my pretty sexy cousins, and i added some more tips based on thoughtful research, you can sure give it a try and see dear...i am a practical writer, not a deceiver...i write what worked for me or people i know, i don't just write to mislead innocent people...and if it were a scam, how would i benefit from giving it to you freely without asking for some kind of rewards...or did i ask you to buy the diets from my shop darling Samantha?...lolz...pls try it and see, and please thanks for asking and reading find time and read my other articles, especially the one on how to stay away from scam! you need it, cos i suspect you must have been a victim! sorry if you were...smiles!

JenJosiah 5 years ago

Hi accofranco, did you survive on your list of food only? :D

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@JenJosiah...really i didn't try em all..but surely a cousin did and some friends too and it worked really fast for em....and you know I'm on the slim side for real...don't think will ever go know what i mean right????...anyway, thanks for stopping by to ask...pass it on....geez!

Ani 5 years ago

very good suggestions. Thanx a lot.

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ActiviaUK 5 years ago

one of my favourite combinations is a berries/fruit bowl with Activia Fat Free natural pleased to hear that I am on the right track for maintaining a flat stomach! I have recently started Pilates and it is the most amazing form of exercise for aiding a flat stomach because it teaches you to engage with your core all the time. Here's some basics -

Looking forward to combining with the above.

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@Ani, thanks for stopping by to drop a word, i feel fulfilled reading encouraging comments like yours, thank you and please pass the article along, share on your facebook wall and twitter messages. Cheers!

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@ActiviaUK,....hmmm, interesting to hear, and certainly, the link will be helpful to readers, thank you for stopping by and do pass the hub along!

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ActiviaUK 5 years ago

Thanks accofranco, I will! I wanted to ask you, about water intake. What do you recommend? I know the universal knowledge is 8 glasses but I definitely drink more than this and still get dehydrated, especially when I wake up in the morning, even if I have drank a pint before bed. I am assuming the fact that I do exercise most days will contribute too. Just wondered if you had any advice on this...

Jessica 5 years ago

Thanks for trying to help the world at large. Keep it up.

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@ActiviaUK, yeah, you are absolutely right, since you are on exercise, you will be getting dehydrated than usual...and you know what? It pays more to drink more water, so keep drinking, don't helps to flush out toxic substances from our body system. You are on the right track, keep drinking....and thanks for stopping by again to ask a question that would help other readers to learn. Thank you.

@Jessica, thanks a million times dearie...i am glad you found the article worthy, i am pleased to contribute to global happiness and health.....thank you.

rosie 5 years ago

thanx 4nice advice

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

Please i want to first apologize for late response to your comments, i am so so sorry for that, i have been so busy with my holiday, and just recently, i lost my most beloved illustrious brother in an auto crash on the 4th of January, and coupled with the issue of strike in my country, i have not found time to respond to your comments, please bear with me, i am sorry. Thank you.

@rosie, thanks for stopping by, glad you found the info useful....please pass it along as you go. Thank you.

Toya 5 years ago

Greatttt advice

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accofranco 5 years ago from L Island Author

@Toya, thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the inspiring two-word comment, thank you.

Tina 4 years ago

Grt job...i will work it out.thanks

Gift eze frank. 4 years ago

Let me try it because my husband has been complaining about it even im out of shape.

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accofranco 4 years ago from L Island Author

@Tina, thanks for stopping by, glad you found it interesting and useful.

@Gift eze frank, oh...please do something about it because men love thier women to be in shape all the time, and beauty of a woman as we know begins from the tummy. Cheers, I wish you the best!

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