A trim waistline is not just about looking great in your figure hugging outfits; it drastically cuts down the risk of contracting lifestyle diseases too. All it requires to achieve dream abs is implementing some small changes in your daily routine: Pay attention to your eating style and follow these simple eating strategies.
Eat your Water
Water rich foods like orange, pineapple, papaya, cucumber, tomatoes, radish, pumpkin and members of the gourd and melon families are very low in calories and make you feel fuller while taking away the inches from your waistline. But remember these are not a substitute for your main meals and must be integrated into your diet in a balanced manner.
Dinner by sundown
Try and ensure that you finish your last main meal of the day 3 to 4 hours before bedtime. Your metabolism slows down when you sleep. The body still remains active burning the calories at a very slow pace as its main focus is towards tissue repair. So always avoid any excess calories at night, because the surplus will be stored in your body as glycogen. When the glycogen stores get filled, they will be converted into harmful blood fats known as triglycerides and will be packed away as fat stores. For your final meal of the day, indulge on lean protein and low calorie fibrous carbohydrates. If you treat yourself to a high calorie diet at night, the chances are you might tend to skip your breakfast the next day and lose your metabolism boosting benefits.
Fist Size meals
During meal times, stick to fist size portions. This is because the natural size of our stomach is only that of our fist and is more like a rubber band. Improper eating habits can lead to irregular stretching and compression of your stomach based on the intake. That explains why you get amazed at your trim tummy in the morning when you wake up, but disappointed with the progressively rotund stomach during the course of the day. One fistful of food every two hours, instead of 3 huge meals, also helps regularize your metabolism.