Saturday, April 12, 2008

New Flat Stomach Food Guide

Tired of not knowing how much sugar, fat and carbs you should consume everyday? Is shopping for healthy foods a chore for you?

Download my Flat Stomach Food Guide to get an overview of how to become a healthier shopper and eater.

Monday, March 24, 2008

New Videos From Flat Stomach Exercises

I've created a Flat Stomach Exercises YouTube Channel where you can find videos on various weight loss and flat stomach topics.

While the videos are incorporated throughout my site, Flat Stomach Exercises, you can view the YouTube channel to see them all.

Be sure to subscribe to the videos so you get an email when a new one is added!

Enjoy. :)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Why So Many New Year Resolutions Fail

It's February, and by now over 80% of people have ditched their weight loss resolutions. I believe a big part of that is because people set unrealistic expectations.

If you've developed a lot of bad eating habits, it's hard to just stop them all at once.

So instead of starting the year making goals that are hard to reach, start off slow. If you normally eat a lot of sugar, don't expect yourself to quit all of a sudden.

Set small goals such as no sweets after 7pm, or cut your sugar intake by 50% for the first week or two. When you see yourself making progress you'll be motivated to do more.

Continue to make more obtainable goals, and as time goes on you'll find that you've developed a series of good habits. Pretty soon those pounds will begin shedding.

Don't be so hard on yourself. Set small, realistic goals and reward yourself for completing them.

This creates a feeling of accomplishment and motivation that will help you achieve the long-term results you seek.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Low Fat Deceptions

Be careful with low fat food claims. A lot of it's hype and marketing. Even though they've lowered the fat content, many food manufacturers raise the sugar levels (or don't lower them.) And if sugar is not burned off, it can also turn into fat.

We are so conditioned to watch for fat and calories that we often ignore the sugar content. So before you deem a food as "healthier" just because it's lower in fat, be sure to check the sugar as well.

Here's a great article regarding this very issue.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Free, At-Home Workouts

A common email I receive is from people who want sample workouts they can do from the comfort of their homes.

Now I normally go to the gym 4 times per week, but there are some days when I just don't feel like packing that gym bag and heading over there. So I found an alternative.

If you have a digital cable package you probably have "On Demand" TV. These are pre-recorded programs that your cable company allows you to watch when you want.

Most cable companies have some sort of "On Demand" button you can select on your remote and this will bring up the show categories.

Look for "Fitness" or "Exercise" and you'll be pleasantly surprised to find a variety of workout programs you can do right in your home. (I have Time Warner and the channel is called "Exercise TV").

For example I just did a 2-mile walk workout that combined cardio and walking. It was fun, easy and I worked up a nice sweat.

So if you don't have access to a gym or don't feel like making that trip to the gym (especially those of us in the Northern Hemp. who are heading into winter and the days are getting colder and shorter).

Turn on your TV and check for the "On Demand" option, push that coffee table to the side and treat yourself to a fun workout without leaving your home!

Monday, September 10, 2007

It's The Total Package

A lady emailed me today because she wanted to know how much green tea she had to drink to get a flat stomach.

I want to make it clear that while certain products like green tea have been known to help people lose weight, there is not one food or a quick solution to getting a flat stomach.

While there may be certain foods that help burn more calories than others (green tea, for example), flattening your stomach is done through a combination of a healthy diet and consistent exercise.

Consuming one type of drink or food is not going to make the difference by itself.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Miracles of H20!

While the 10-15 pounds I've put on over the past few years has attributed to the problems of keeping my lower stomach flat, bloating is also a big problem for me. You will be surprised at how drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day can help.

I drank 4 liters of water yesterday to flush my system out (that's equivalent to 16 eight oz glasses) and it's amazing at what it does for my lower stomach.

If your tummy weight seems out of proportion with the rest of your body, often times it can be bloating. And even if you are trying to lose large amounts of weight, water should be a part of your daily diet.

Not only will it help flatten the stomach, but it's one of the keys to a healthy life.

Think bloating may be part of your problem? Read my stomach bloating tips here.