Developing flat abs is a goal for many. No one needs to be coaxed into it especially with almost all commercials peddling the importance of eating right and developing the right “look” which in many cases is portrayed as a lean body by the hundreds of beautiful male and female models that line out TV ads clad in skimpy outfits. Reducing belly fat is important and this is because failure to do so can result in health complications which may ultimately lead to death. Almost 400,000 people die each year in the United States due to complications arising from being over-weight.
Having excess fat in the belly almost always coincides with being overweight which in itself is dangerous as we have mentioned earlier. Obesity, which is the term that is give to the condition of being overweight, means an accumulation of excess fat in the body resulting in a BMI or body mass index which is higher than is recommended by nutrition experts. Being overweight can cause breathing problems and hence sleeping problems, chronic fatigue, a depressed immune system which can also accelerate the damage that viruses and bacteria do and also a higher risk for heart attacks and strokes.
In order to develop flat abs, one has to start by education themselves and getting as much information as possible. There is an excellent nutritional website run by the USFDA that gives a wealth of information especially on the right foods and what to eat for what results. The website also has a food pyramid section that explains in detail how to structure your diet in order to develop the best results.
Exercise is another avenue that you can pursue in order to develop flat abs. Push-ups and sit-ups go a long way to achieve this and so is light weightlifting, running and walking.