Best Ways to Get a Flat Stomach


Everybody wants a healthy body with a toned body and a flat belly. Many resort to restrictive diets, intense workout routines, just to get those strong sets of abs. But as easy as it may sound, getting a flat stomach or abs is way more difficult than it seems. It could take months, even years to reach your goal. However, determination is what keeps you going and consistency is what helps you stay on track. That said, with these effective tips and tricks, along with your hard work, you can surely get strong, flat abs.

Be reasonable with your goals

While you may wish to see quick results, you must also learn to set goals that are reasonable and realistic. Losing weight, getting strong abs, take months and sometimes years. So it is important that you take small leaps rather than setting goals that are unachievable. Doing so will make you more consistent and help you get your desired results. Cutting down on belly fat, toning abdominal muscles and getting a flat stomach is a tedious process. So make sure, you take one step at a time.

Pilates is a good way to begin your journey

Low-impact Pilates are great to start your weight loss journey. There are many core-strengthening Pilates exercises that you can resort to to get in shape and achieve those tight abs. Not only do Pilates help strengthen your muscles, it also helps you increase flexibility. Pilates primarily targets the core, but also works on other parts of the body. It can be done with or without equipment, but the focus lies on the breathing and involves slow and gentle movements.

Whole-body exercises can be impactful

While targeting your belly and aiming towards strengthening your core, also balance your workout routines and indulge in whole-body exercises. Apart from your abs, your glutes, hamstrings, back and legs also need to be worked on. Only then will you be steady and lean enough to focus on a specific part of the body.

Ab-workouts that are effective

There are many ab-building workouts that can give you a flat stomach. Plank variations, squats, sit-ups, bicycle crunches, burpees, mountain climbers are all effective exercises that help strengthen your core and improve overall functioning of the body. However, these can be toll-taking, so start slowly and do not strain yourself. Working on your abs needs consistency, which may be lost, if you work beyond your abilities.

Diet is extremely important

Apart from exercises, you need to focus on your diet too. Make sure to keep high calories at bay. Belly fat is one of the most stubborn fats in the body, consisting of visceral fat that are dangerous and make you more prone to chronic illnesses.


Cut down on unhealthy processed foods, sugary drinks and discourage yourself from binge-eating. Eat fibre-rich, wholesome foods and fruits that give you balanced nutrition and keep you fuller for a longer time. Such cutbacks on diet can help you achieve your goals sooner.

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water. Water is the best drink for weight loss. Unlike any other food or drinks, water is safe and keeps you hydrated. Drinking water before every meal may even take away the urge to overeat, keeping high-calorie food at bay. It also helps you stay satiated for longer periods of time, making you less prone to binge-eat.

Dr Rohit Bhaskar, Physio
Dr Rohit Bhaskar, Physio Dr. Rohit Bhaskar, Physio is Founder of Bhaskar Health and Physiotherapy and is also a consulting physiotherapist. He completed his Graduation in Physiotherapy from Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences. His clinical interests are in Chest Physiotherapy, stroke rehab, parkinson’s and head injury rehab. Bhaskar Health is dedicated to readers, doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Bhaskar Health audience is the reason I feel so passionate about this project, so thanks for reading and sharing Bhaskar Health.

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