Sometimes we have to work on that tummy lest we lose self-confidence because of a protruding stomach. Call them belly issues. How about you grab that tape measure and get the circumference of your waist. Something above 40 inches in men and 35 in women can be linked to abdominal obesity. I got you covered though. These are home remedies to a bulging stomach and lifestyle modifications that could just get you that flat tummy.

Get enough sleep!

You’ve got to believe that good sleep helps with your waistline. Yes! According to a recent study by Brigham Young University, women who wake up and go to bed at the same time each day have lower levels of body fat.  Unhealthy sleeping patterns are not good for the body. These patterns might cause your body to secrete fat-storing hormones like cortisol. Five hours or less per night increases visceral fat levels. Therefore aim for seven to eight hours as recommended.  This could help with losing belly fat in particular. Get just enough sleep and you’ll be fresh.

Increase fiber intake

If possible, increase your fiber intake by ten grams a day.  This helps reduce visceral fat. Note though that it is only the soluble viscous fiber that have an effect on weight. Get more of plant foods, legumes and even cereals.

Lemon juice

Start your day with a glass of lemon juice. Squeeze some lime into a glass of warm water and add a pinch of salt to it. Drink it on a regular basis like every morning to help with the tummy. The juice also raises your metabolism.

Drink herbal tea

Herbal tea has worked for a lot of people. Green tea is rich in catechins which is a compound that aids fat metabolism in the body system. Accompany this with a little bit of exercise this way making the process faster.  Besides herbal tea, drink lots of water to get rid of that belly.  Water removes toxins from your body and reduces the stomach fat.


This doesn’t necessarily imply that you lift heavy weights.  You could at least try relaxation exercises regularly.  Just simple deep breathing can help a lot.  Or you could as well opt for a yoga routine. When losing weight, sometimes stomach weight doesn’t come off easy. You might have to resort to abs exercises. Crunches and leg raises are two basic exercises for the abdomen but they do not entirely help cut off the tummy. Besides that, aerobic exercises can work for you too. Shade some calories through walking, swimming, biking and running. Jogging 12 miles a week will help you lose belly fat and keep you healthy.

Increase protein consumption

Of course a balanced diet is necessary.  Protein intake has to be a long-term approach. Proteins in particular are important for a slimmer body and lose of belly fat. They protect you from insulin which promotes fat storage around the belly. Sources of protein include; eggs, seafood, fish, legumes, dairy products and whole grains. Avoid junk food, they add an individual more weight.

In addition, get rid of red meat on your diet to help in the process. You could resort to lots of fruits and vegetables in turn to reduce the fats.  These will supply you with minerals and vitamins.  Using lots of spices like black pepper and ginger has also proven to be helpful. They reduce sugar levels in the blood.  Getting that desirable tummy is not quite as tough as you thought right?