8 Things That Aren’t Crunches
Did you know: you would have to do 17,500 sit-ups to burn a single pound of fat? Yes, you read that right – but luckily we came up with a few alternatives to getting perfectly toned abs. Everyone wants to have that perfect beach body, but there’s more to a toned stomach than thousands of crunches. Here are the 8 ways to get the body you want, without ever doing a single crunch:
Cut the sugar
Sugar tastes good, but it looks bad. After eating sugar, your body is given a quick boost of energy; however, unless your body uses this energy, it is going to store it as fat. Most of us know that sugar is bad excess, but cutting it out can be harder than you think. In fact, some of the foods that we think are good for us, like milk, yogurt, and apples, are actually very high in sugar.
Drinking water is a very important part of any weight loss – not only does it keep you from over eating, but it also jump starts your metabolism. Try drinking a gallon of water a day; this keeps your stomach full and your waist thin.
Make no mistake about it – alcohol is destroying your six-pack dreams. When your body consumes alcohol, it stops burning fat until it has purged your bloodstream of all alcohol. On top of this, most adult beverages are full of sugar and carbs.
Work out your legs
That’s not a typo – working on your legs can actually be one of the best ways to uncover your abs. Your legs contain some of the largest muscles in your body and they are key to burning fat. Try strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, and calf raises. Besides, what beach body would be complete without the perfect legs to match?
Cut Processed foods
As it turns out, a six-pack has a lot more to do with diet than exercise. Artificial ingredients are very difficult for your body to break down; they slow your metabolism and make it increasingly difficult to burn fat.
Stop eating grease
Wouldn’t you rather be lathering your toned body with oil than eating it? Greasy foods are difficult for your body to breakdown and they are full of calories – a deadly combo when you’re trying to lean out. Often times, restaurants use far too much oil in their cooking, so ask your server if the entrée can be made without oil. After making this a habit, you won’t miss the grease and your taste buds will be free to savor the real flavor of an entrée.
Even if you can’t commit to a rigorous 5-day workout routine, everyone can make a commitment to being more active. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk instead of taking the car, or take advantage of other opportunities to be active.
So what can you do when diet and exercise aren’t enough? Thankfully, a procedure known as Cool Sculpting has been remarkably successful in getting rid of that stubborn fat. The process works by dropping the temperature of fat cells and freezing the cells away. The fact of the matter is, everyone has a six-pack underneath excess stomach fat; Cool Sculpting gets rid of the excess fat, revealing your beautifully toned abs. Imagine that – no crunches, no sit-ups, just results. At Pars, we’ve used this procedure to help women experience the confidence of a flat tummy, without a single crunch! Call us at 1.888.886.1333 to learn more about the ways cool sculpting can help you.