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How to Get a Flat and Healthy Belly

Updated on June 22, 2011

Having a tight stomach is a dream for almost everyone, but to make an ideal shape of stomach we need a little effort. First of all, sit ups, the most popular to get a flat belly. Sit-ups will be great if we vary them with cross movement. Not just straight up and down. When you get up, right elbow directed to left foot, and vice versa alternately.

Here are some examples of light exercise for the stomach:

1. Basic crunches, lie down with bent knees and feet flat on the floor. Place hands by your ears. By using the abdominal muscles, lift your shoulders. Back to original position and repeat 10-12 times.

2. Practicing with a towel, stand upright holding a small towel over the head. Tighten your stomach and forms a large circular motion with your towel and repeat 8-10 times and turn the opposite direction.

3. Dancing, it's a great way to reduce belly fat. Salsa, belly dancing (of course), and ballroom are particularly great.

4. Reverse curl, I think reverse curl is easier than sit ups. We just have to lie on the floor, hands by sides and lift our bottom off the floor using our stomach muscles and keep the arms on the floor. Hold and repeat 15-20 times.

Before practicing, there are several things you need to remember to avoid accidents:

1. Do not pull or push your neck and head when you sit ups.

2. Keep the legs on the floor. Let your stomach do the work.

3. Press the stomach into inner side during exercise.

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Second - Have a balance diet

We have to control our food. Always have a breakfast, consume vegetables and fruits, lower our carbohydrates intake.

Example for one day meal :
Breakfast :

Unsweetened cornflakes
Skimmed milk
Fresh juice (orange, peach, etc)

Lunch :
Roasted turkey (un-skin turkey will be better)
Cherry and tomatoes salad

Snack : Blueberry smoothie

Dinner :
Grilled salmon
Beans, roasted potatoes, with olive oil.

Third - Avoid Stress

I'm not sure, but stress will make me eat. Especially high fat and sweet food. So, avoid stress will be great to reduce the calory into our body.

A few tips to avoid stress :
1. Always have time for yourself to relax. Like enjoying a hot tub, listening your favorite song, reading a great book, take a walk to the park, enjoy a cup of coffee and any simple activities that make you relax.

2. Concentrate one task at a time.

3. Never postpone a job you can do today.

4. Learn how to delegate responsibility.

5. Pray

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      Glemoh101 7 years ago

      To get flat and healthy may you need to eat fat burning foods which burn your body fat .. follow this link.

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      Baseball Jerseys 7 years ago

      Baseball JerseysSo cool.I like it

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      muriahgorde 7 years ago from New York

      Superb tips though it is very difficult to avoid stress nowadays :)

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      Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

      Keeping time to music while I cook or do chores help burn off weight and have fun at the same time.

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      jennytwchung 7 years ago from HONG KONG

      i agree that handling stress is important. I tend to over-eat when I am stressed

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      edwardroman 7 years ago from New York

      Your diet tips are real well-balanced! Great job!

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      kennetta, yes, especially fruits, vegetables and fiber. Love to see you here :) have a great holiday this year!

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      kennetta 7 years ago from richmond

      its east to lose weight but dont give up on what u do for urself keep pushing to ur dream weight lose gole.

      food is the best thing in the world but eating heaty helps you live longer.

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Hi Whitton, thank you and I'm glad if you like it.

      @heart4theworld, yes..I have to work hard for my tummy too haha

      @tamanalila, you're not alone honey :)

      @suejanet, Micky Dee, princess g, thank you.

      @katrinasui, I bet you're already have one, thank you for visiting!

      @Str8up hookups, you're welcome.

      @Carrie.M, you're right, cardio is important and as a woman, I know we need some fat, thank you.

      @therussianlad, tina.wong, emie joy, jessicaliang, thank you for visiting.

      @lakeisha01, haha then change the corn flakes with whole wheat bread :)

      @kennetta, totally agree, thank's

      @deblipp, glad if you find it useful., shygirl2, fadibody, thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful holidays guys.

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      @almasi, you're right! I forgot to write about swimming. Thank's :)

      @mtsi1098, thank's for visiting!

      @lady E, you're look gorgeous, have a great New Year's party!

      @fucsia, dance is fun and healthy, thank's for visiting!

      @ketchup, you're welcome.

      @cosmetic dentist,'re so lucky haha..

      @agus, thank's and Happy New Year!

      @zahra brown, thank's for the tips.

      @HH, thank you Hanna :)

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      fadibody 7 years ago

      I certainly agree that most individuals (regardless of gender) would want a flat belly and would aim for it for always. Your hub is definitely very informative.

      Atlanta Personal Trainer

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      shygirl2 7 years ago

      all good to find the room to do the exercies in with privacy. :D Thanks for sharing.

    • profile image 7 years ago

      its just so krazy that it might just work !

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      deblipp 7 years ago

      Nowadays Stress is common with most of people but i think your information will help us to reduce it.

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      kennetta 7 years ago from richmond

      loseing weight is part of life and if u put ur mind to it u lose thouse pounds

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      lakeisha01 7 years ago

      ur diet plan sounds good but i h8 corn

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      jessicaliang 7 years ago

      @ Carrie. I totally agree, women's bodies are meant to bear children and thus some fat is needed. But I must say, post baby fat is the hardest to lose I hear :(

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      emie joy 7 years ago

      thanks for the information above!we need self discipline to keep healthy life!

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      tina.wong 7 years ago from Vancouver, BC

      lots and lots of sleep!

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      therussianlad 7 years ago

      nice tips you got here! Thanks!

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      Carrie.M 7 years ago from MI, United States

      I agree with ZahraBrown, Cardio is so important if you want a flat stomach. It is also important to understand that it is just not genetically possible for some women to have a perfectly flat stomach. To get one they would have to have dangerously low body fat. It is important to look at your body as a whole and go by how you feel. Plus most men prefer a healthy woman rather than one that looks like a man.

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      Str8up Hookups 7 years ago

      Great hub,lots of helpful info!

      Thanx for sharing!

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      katrinasui 7 years ago

      Thanks for this useful hub. I will try to follow your suggestions to get a flat and healthy belly.

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      princess g 7 years ago

      LOTS of crunches:)

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Wonderful advice! God bless!

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      suejanet 7 years ago

      Great tips. I have been working on it for a while. I will now try some of your suggestions.

    • profile image  7 years ago

      i am trying but failed always...

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      ketchup101 7 years ago from Philippines

      Well, I'm already following your tips here. Thanks again!

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      Funny to watch the belly button exercises:) Yet it does make allot of sense, to tighten your muscles whenever you think about it...where ever your at:) Thanks for the simple solution to tightening your tummy!

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      whitton 7 years ago

      Nice article. These are very useful tips on how to get a flat tummy. I love how you suggested what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Excellent hub and excellent tips.

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      ZahraBrown 7 years ago from London, England

      Cardio is important too. If you don't burn off the belly fat then you won't even see your nice stomach, even if you've done a hundred crunches a day.

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      agusfanani 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Wow, those are useful tips for those with belly problem.

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      cosmetic dentists 7 years ago

      Nice article. But thankfully I already have a flat stomach :) ... but for how long!

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      ketchup101 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for the info. I'll try these things! Nice!

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      fucsia 7 years ago

      I find an interesting tip: dance!!

      I will try.....


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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for this useful info. I just hope my Belly can stay flat through out Xmas. :)

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      mtsi1098 7 years ago

      well done...avoiding stress is sometimes difficult because you have no control over some stressful things...thanks...I like the exercise and balanced diet tips.

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      almasi 7 years ago

      Swimming is another exercise that is great for abs.