Old year, old you. New year, new stronger sexier self-confident you! Now is the perfect time to start our Flat Belly Plan. Sometimes, the best way to make a commitment to health is starting with a clean slate. This is why the new year is such a popular time to make big changes. It gives you a solid marker, allowing you to begin a whole new period of your life.
And if you’re beginning a new period, why not make it so that you’re healthier, leaner, and stronger? This year, make changes that count! Work towards a healthier, leaner, stronger body.
Below we’ve broken down all you need to do into three simple steps: diet, hydration, and workouts. We’ve made this as simple as possible, so that all you have to do is find the motivation (which admittedly can sometimes be the hardest part). Stick to this plan and we promise you’ll be closer than ever to your dream body!
Step 1: The Diet
Combine the New Year, New You Flat Belly Plan with a low-carb, high-protein meal plan. Your goal should be to eat no more than 100 grams of carbs per day, and at least 100 grams of protein.
Additionally, you should keep track of how many calories you consume in a day. For most people, a healthy weight loss calorie range is between 1,500 to 2,000 calories per day, although this can vary. Consult your doctor if you don’t think these guidelines apply to you. There are many effective ways to track calories including free apps and nutrition journals.
Don’t forget to count liquid calories! Sugary drinks can add up throughout the day and make or break your progress.
We have a variety of clean-eating recipes you can try. You can eat any of these recipes as long as you stick to the carb and calorie limits. Our recipes vary from these sweet Chocolate Chip Protein Cupcakes to this savory Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Satay.
Step 2: Hydration
Drink 2 liters of water per day. You can download free apps to track how much water you’ve drank. Another option is to mark your water so you know how much you’ve consumed.
We’ve made hydration a key part of this flat belly plan because many of us don’t consume the recommended amount of water. Water helps flush toxins from our bodies. It keeps our skin clear, our hair shinny, and our organs working in top shape. Increasing water consumption can also help us fight off cravings between meals because water makes us feel fuller.
Step 3: The Workouts
Download the weekly workout plan and follow along. We’ve chosen to make a weekly plan so that YOU can choose when to move on to something more challenging. You can repeat the weekly plan as many times as you want. Use it to build a solid habit and then check out our other HIIT and Tabata workouts.
The New Year, New You Flat Belly Plan is broken down into five days of exercise and two rest days per week. You’ll be bodyweight or dumbbell exercises that are great for building strength and burning fat. Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.
Old year, old you. New year, new you! All you have to do is make the commitment, and come this time next year you’ll be unrecognizable.
Reverse Lunge with Front Kick
Up & Down Planks
Squat to Shoulder Press