Today's flat-belly advice can be paralysing. It's hard to know what to do first if you're motivated to lose weight—until now. Our research team compiled the best tips for flat abs and quick weight loss into a step-by-step guide.
Unseen, unsaid? Google researchers say reorganising your pantry's "top hits" can save sugar. "Project M&M" found that storing chocolate candies in opaque containers reduced M&M consumption by 3.1 million calories in seven weeks.
1. Curb Your Sweet Tooth
According to a study in Diabetes, blasting the air conditioner or turning down the heat may help attack belly fat while we sleep. Colder temperatures can subtly boost your brown fat stores, which keep you warm by burning belly fat. Participants slept in 75-degree, 66-degree, and 81-degree rooms for a few weeks.
2. Sleep in a Cold Room
According to a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, nighttime light may cause weight gain. Darker rooms reduced obesity risk by 21%. Flatten your belly for more weight loss tips.
3. Remove your nightlight
Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, found that a kitchen counter photo can estimate someone's weight. After analysing 200 kitchen photos, he found that women with soda on their countertops weigh 26 pounds more than those with cookies.
4. Buy nutritious foods
Replace candy and cookie jars with fresh fruit and nuts. Chop vegetables and hummus for a healthy snack. So you have no excuse to grab a bag of chips, right?
5. Make produce accessible
Is Instagram stealing your sleep? It may explain your love handles. Researchers analysed more than 500 participants' weekday sleep diaries and found that losing 30 minutes of sleep increased obesity risk by 17%.
6. No electronics in bed
When you lose weight and get a flatter stomach, you won't miss sugary spreads. One tablespoon of jam has 10 grammes of sugar. Who has one? To sweeten peanut butter sandwiches, add banana and strawberry slices.
7. Read Ingredient Lists