A flat stomach is a physical attribute many strive for on their weight loss journey.
Celebrity fitness trainer Tadeo Arnold told Prevention.com their top tips to maintain a flat stomach.
There is one think you can do to work to flatten your stomach that is not work at all.
In fact, many will be thrilled to hear that sleeping can help get you the flat stomach you have always craved.
Sleeping in, instead of doing those crunches, can contribute to wash board abs, the expert claimed.
In fact, making sure you are well rested and health is key to staying slim in general.
Arnold said that sleeping well will keep cortisol levels low, and this allows your body to burn fat.
Cortisol is the body’s main stress hormone. Stress can contribute to water retention and cause the body to old on to fat, which will sabotage any weight loss goals.
The expert urged dieters to make sure to get six to eight hours of solid sleep a night.
Arnold said: “That solid sleep state is when your body will burn the most fat as your body properly resets.”
Sleep really is essential to good, sustainable weight loss.
A number of studies have found those who are tired feel more hungry, and are drawn towards less healthy foods.
Fat loss is proven to slow down when the human body is low on sleep, and insulin levels are lower so the body is less efficient as converting sugar into energy.
What is the best exercise for belly fat?
Raising the heart rate is key to burning calories, so cardiovascular exercise is key.
For those who want a slimmer, flat stomach area, cardio is also the way to go.
Running or walking on an incline, or up a hill, will increase the intensity and efficiency of your work out.
Jim White, American College of Sports Medicine spokesperson told Live Strong: “Running up a steep hill recruits more muscle fibres.
Kate Middleton’s exercise for a flat stomach is running, according to experts.
An insider told the Daily Mail Kate runs as much as possible “sometimes with Charlotte in her buggy and their dog Lupo at her side.”