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Beating Belly Bloat

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Summer is just around the corner and every woman wants to be bikini ready.  But one problem we all face is that unfortunate belly bloat.

However, the secret to beating belly bloat is all in what you eat. Check out this Healthy Bloat-Free recipe for Pancakes and some helpful workouts that will target the problem area!

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup raw oats

-3 large egg whites

-1/2 green apple shredded

-dash of cinnamon

-cooking spray (such as Pam)

 

Directions:

-combine all ingredients

-spray a frying pan heavily with cooking spray, and turn fire on to low heat (caution: due to the lack of fat, high heat can burn the oil from cooking spray, resulting in burnt pancakes) -drop pancake batter 1 tablespoon  at a time into the pan -when pancakes start to bubble, flip them and cook for a few seconds longer on the other side -serve with fresh fruit such as strawberries (high in folic acid and vitamin c) for an extra morning boost to start off your day in a wonderful & healthy way!

 *Note: If you enjoy a hearty pancake, use the oats whole-right out of the box. If you prefer a smoother texture, you can put the oats in a blender or food processor for 30 seconds, before combining with other ingredients.

 

Beat Belly Bloat with Helpful Workouts:

In order to combat belly bloat the best thing to do is integrate all 3 aspects of the abdominals while working them.  First the rectus abdominals--the mid section, then the transverse abdominals--below the belly button and then the obliques which wrap around your sides to the lower back.

 

One workout you can do to beat belly bloat is sit down with a ball in between your knees.

  • Press in slightly keeping your heels down and toes up.
  • Start by placing your arms over your shoulders crossing them.
  • Keep your back in a neutral position and extend the spine back.
  • Take those extensions into a pulse formation.
  • Every time you lean back the abdominals contract together with the inner thighs.

 

For an advanced workout...

Sit up straight and bring your knees up as you crunch.

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