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Top 4 tips to get lean and mean

Looking for a flat stomach for a beach summer? Looking to get lean and mean for ocean swimming?

Here are four tips to get the body you want!

1) Don’t Eat If The Caveman Wouldn’t Have

Avoid processed foods, which have no place in the caveman eating plan, and instead focus on lean, all-natural and organic cuts of meat, fresh fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables.

These foods will not contribute to belly bloat, and will help you stay satiated for longer between meals. This will help curb the tendency to overeat, which can be exacerbated by eating too many processed foods

2) Turn Off Your TV

If you are hanging out on the couch, you aren’t burning many calories at all. The more weight you want to lose and the flatter you want your belly to be, the more you need to move and focus on pastimes that encourage calorie burning in your body.

Watching television should be the last thing on your list. Gardening, house cleaning, working out, and playing with your kids are all activities that help you burn calories.

3) Eat Organic Food Whenever Possible

Organic foods are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other chemicals. In the case of organic dairy and meat products, they are grown and processed without the use of hormones or antibiotics. All of these chemicals and additives have the potential to have negative effects on the human body. Some have been directly linked to chronic illnesses and disease.

By opting for organic foods, you are making a choice to consume foods that do not have these chemicals and additives; a huge step forward on the road to improving your health and wellbeing. Eat clean to stay lean!!

4) Cut Out Juice

Because juice is high in sugar and in calories, it is often a hidden source of weight gain. When you eat a whole apple, you ingest the fructose but also vitamins, minerals, and fibre that keep you healthy and which your body needs to function well.

If you drink juice, you lose most of these benefits, which means you are almost just drinking straight sugar. It’s also very easy to drink too much juice – if you pour yourself a large glass, how many pieces of fruit do you think is the equivalent?

Visit Elly’s holistic health and fitness website for more on how to live a balanced life.

Elly McGuinness

Elly is an online fitness and wellbeing coach, visit her website (www.ellymcguinness.com) to learn more about living a healthier, happier life.

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