Dr. Oz is the three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. But perhaps he is best known for his knowledge of the latest diet trends, fitness regimes and lifestyle changes that provide you with the safest, easiest and fastest ways to shed any unwanted kilos. Today he brings us his 8 best flat belly tips.
1: Add These Flat Belly Foods To Your Shopping List
Proteins: Chicken, Turkey, Eggs
Complex Carbs: Sweet Potato, Brown Rice Cakes, Oatmeal, Leafy Greens (broccoli, spinach, asparagus, lettuce, kale, chard etc.)
Simple Carbs: Apples, Berries
Fat: Raw Nuts, Nut Butter (almonds, cashews, walnuts, almond butter, peanut butter)
Bonus Food: Beans. Legumes are a great source of protein, carbs, good fats and fiber.
2: Try this Anti-Bloat Breakfast Smoothie
Start your day off with this anti-bloat smoothie. It’s high in fiber, which prevents constipation. Additionally, it contains natural digestive enzymes that help to breakdown hard-to-digest foods that can cause bloating.
3/4 cup papaya
3/4 cup pineapple
1/2 pear, sliced
1 tsp ginger, fresh
1 tbsp flaxseed, ground
2 mint leaves (garnish)
1 cup water
1/2 cup ice
Blend all ingredients.
3: Do This 5-Minute Flat Belly Workout
Get the abs of your dreams in only five minutes a day! Weight-loss guru Brett Hoebel’s miracle workout makes it possible. Consult this breakdown below for modifications appropriate for your fitness level appropriate for you. Then break a sweat to start flattening your belly in no time.
1. Balança and Ginga (1 min)
This is a figure-8 squat and then rocking lunge.
Easier: Don't go as low in your lunges.
Harder: Go faster!
2. Moving Plank (1 min)
Easier: Stay still or go down to your knees.
Harder: Lift one hand up when changing directions.
3. Push Kick Sit-Up (1 min)
Easier: Keep your feet on the floor and use hands on back of thighs to help you sit up.
Harder: Add a twist as you push kick.
4. Sit-Up Mountain Climbers (1 min)
Easier: Walk your legs and tap your toes during the mountain climbers. Harder: Add a push up during or after the mountain climbers.
5. Cardio Boxing (1 min) Left jab, 8 times; double left jab, 8 times; backhand right job, 8 times. Switch sides.
Easier: Go slower.
Harder: Punch harder and go faster.