Well, most working women, homemakers, mothers, and nerdy teens have one recurring dream – getting the perfect curves at the right place and a flat belly. Exercising seems impossible, given their tight schedules, so it is easy to give up all hopes of living that dream. There is no doubt that a balanced diet and a good exercise routine will get you those envious flat abs, but don’t worry if exercising is not your thing. These 16 simple pointers will let you know how to reduce tummy without exercise. Take a look:

How To Lose Belly Fat Without Exercise

Given here are the effortless ways to reduce your tummy:

  1. Get Your Posture Right
  2. Hydrate Yourself
  3. Cleanse Your System
  4. Eat Right
  5. Load Up On The Probiotics
  6. Go On Long, Lazy Walks
  7. Avoid Chewing Gum
  8. Consume Negative Calorie Foods
  9. Cut Out The Sugar
  10. Balance It Out With Supplements
  11. Drive Out The Stress And Sleep Well
  12. Increase Vitamin C Intake
  13. Eat Healthy Carbohydrates
  14. Have Three Servings of Dairy Foods Every Day
  15. Eat More Protein
  16. Avoid Starchy Foods

1. Get Your Posture Right

Get Your Posture Right

Image: Shutterstock

A good posture is the first step to a flat belly. Often, slumping and slouching accentuate your stomach, and over time, as you sit with a slouch continually, you will notice a little paunch. Standing up straight will immediately reduce a few pounds, making those abs look flatter almost in an instant.

To stand straight, imagine a rope pulling your upper body towards the ceiling, and you will already feel your shoulders rise. To improve your posture while sitting, make sure your feet touch the floor at all times. You could also place a pillow at the small of your back to make sure you are pulled forward on your chair.

Here is an animated guide to making sure you are sitting right.

Back To TOC

2. Hydrate Yourself

Hydrate Yourself

Image: Shutterstock

Drinking water, at least eight big glasses a day, not only hydrates you and removes those unwanted toxins, but also helps you shed some pounds, especially in the midsection of the body. Drinking a good quantity of fluids also helps to keep premenstrual bloating in check. Drink water before your meal. Don’t drink water right after lunch or dinner. Wait for 10-15 mins and then drink water.

It is a good idea to avoid alcohol as well if you are aiming for a flat belly. Alcohol messes up your system and causes bloating. Also, drinking too much water can also cause bloating.

“It’s so hard to schedule workouts, so I try to do activities with my friends. instead of going to the movies on Saturday, we’ll go play Ultimate Frisbee or go hiking with the dogs or go bike riding. Something that’s social, but also gives you a workout.”   Kristen Bell

[ Read: Simple Ways To Get A Flat Tummy In Just One Week ]

Back To TOC

3. Cleanse Your System

cleanse your system

Image: Shutterstock

This might be downright embarrassing for most women, but it needs to be spoken about when we address bloating. Your body needs to follow a routine to use the bathroom every day. It is very easy to give in to a rush and avoid doing the big job. Over time, the brain will begin to ignore and avoid the body’s signals. With time, you will begin to feel constipated, and, therefore, bloat.

You could set a morning routine by drinking a big glass of warm water as soon as you wake up every morning. You will notice a build-up of pressure almost instantly.

Back To TOC

4. Eat Right

Eat Right

Image: Shutterstock

Eating right includes a lot of things. First things first, you need to completely cut down on processed and instant foods. The preservatives and high content of salt in them induce a rather instant bloating.

Secondly, you must include fruits and vegetables that are rich in fiber and also have high water content. The water will reduce the bloating, and the fiber will induce proper digestion that will, in turn, shed some pounds off that tummy.

Thirdly, eat small and frequent meals. Use smaller plates or bowls to make the small portion size look big.

Fourthly, chewing food is also extremely essential to keep that figure right. You must chew your food at least 10 times before you swallow it. If you don’t chew it well, the body needs to work extra to break down that food in the stomach. This leads to gas, bloating, and indigestion.

Lastly, when you eat quickly, you tend to swallow air, and this will accumulate in the belly, causing a little bump.

“I just think you should eat less of everything. A little bit less. I don’t want to live a life where you can’t have what you want; it just makes you want it more.”   Drew Barrymore.

Back To TOC

5. Load Up On The Probiotics

Load Up On The Probiotics

Image: Shutterstock

Probiotics are amazing. They support your digestive system and make sure the food is broken down well, and the gastrointestinal problems are kept at bay.

The best way to include probiotics or the good bacteria in your diet is to consume yogurt and buttermilk. Of course, you could even take supplements. But it is always good to stay natural.

Back To TOC

6. Go On Long, Lazy Walks

Lazy Walks

Image: Shutterstock

Here comes the best way to lose belly fat without exercise. A leisurely 30-minute walk is also a good idea to enhance your metabolism and burn those extra inches off your waistline. You could take a stroll down the road or take your dog for a walk in the park. A leisurely walk is definitely not counted as exercise.

“I like to run for about an hour, and I’m big into working out with girlfriends. It’s an acquired skill, being able to discuss your love life, children, and friends — all while you’re running! But we have mastered it.”   Reese Witherspoon.

[ Read: Yoga Asanas To Reduce Belly Fat ]

Back To TOC

7. Avoid Chewing Gum

Avoid Chewing Gum

Image: Shutterstock

Chewing gum causes swallowing puff-producing air. It causes bloating and makes it very hard for you to put on those skinny jeans. To keep your breath fresh, you better suck on mint rather than chewing gum. You can surely prevent a growing belly if you steer clear of chewing gum.

Back To TOC

8. Consume Negative Calorie Foods

Consume Negative Calorie Foods

Image: Shutterstock

Negative calorie foods are fruits and veggies that require more energy to metabolize them than the calories that these foods hold. They have high water content, vitamins, minerals, and proteins.

Negative calorie foods such as watermelon, tomato, lettuce, broccoli, coffee, celery, grapefruit, yogurt, fish, chicken, turkey, chillies, chicken broth, apple, orange, arugula, cucumber, and asparagus are not only healthy, but also tasty. Experiment making awesome salads or cook amazing meals with these foods, and you will notice the difference.

Back To TOC

9. Cut Out The Sugar

Cut Out The Sugar

Image: Shutterstock

Every time you drink a packaged fruit juice, you take in more calories than if just eat the fruit. Though the packaged juices are claimed to be of real fruit juices, they contain high amounts of sugar, flavor, and color.  Try to avoid them.

Almost all of us have a sweet tooth, and we can’t give up on eating cakes and pastries either! You can eat cakes that contain less sugar or artificial sugar, dark chocolate, and less sweetened sweets.

Back To TOC

10. Balance It Out With Supplements

Balance It Out With Supplements

Image: Shutterstock

B-complex and calcium are vital for your well-being. While most women are unaware of this fact, some do take these supplements. There is a rise in the estrogen levels after puberty. This helps in housing the good fat, or protective fat, in your hips and your tummy, while it prepares your body for pregnancy. When you reach menopause, the estrogen levels drop, and the protective fat settles down around your belly area. Therefore, B-complex vitamins and calcium are not only vital for your well-being, but they also help in regulating the levels of estrogen in your body. These supplements flush out the excess estrogen, making sure you have a slimmer middle.

[ Read: How To Flatten Out Your Belly At Home? ]

Back To TOC

11. Drive Out The Stress

Drive Out The Stress

Image: Shutterstock

Worried on how to reduce belly fat without exercise? Worry not! When you are worried and worked up, your body produces stress hormones and steroids. These directly affect your digestive system and, in turn, lead to bloating and constipation. That is not all. A stressed body and mind also induce the production of cortisol that adds a fatty layer only at the waistline as it attempts to protect the vital organs. Give yourself time. Make sure you unwind every day. Sleep at least for seven hours every day. Listen to music and do things that will relax you. And no, do not indulge in smoking. It might relax you, but it has its ways of adding pounds to your middle.

Make sure not to oversleep as oversleeping or no activity for long hours can also lead to your tummy bulging.

“I stopped eating everything that I like. My idea of the perfect meal is pasta with a baked potato and some bread. But instead, I ate a lot of fish and veggies and lost 35 pounds.”   Cynthia McFadden.

Back To TOC

12. Increase Vitamin C Intake

Increase Vitamin C Intake

Image: Shutterstock

Vitamin C helps to keep stress and many health problems at bay. Fruits like orange, lemon, lime, bell pepper, broccoli, kale, grapefruit, and kiwi are good sources of vitamin C and minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Vitamin C helps in digestion and maintains blood pressure. It would be a good idea to eat at least one fruit that has a lot of Vitamin C every day.

Back To TOC

13. Eat Healthy Carbohydrates

 Eat Healthy Carbohydrates

Image: Shutterstock

You do not have to completely avoid eating carbohydrates. Carbohydrates also have loads of vitamins and minerals that are good for our body. That said, choose the source of carbohydrate intelligently. Brown rice, couscous, cereal fiber, bulgur wheat, and dark bread can help in losing belly fat. These whole grains are filled with fiber that makes you feel full, and as a result, you tend to eat less.

Back To TOC

14. Have Three Servings Of Dairy Foods Every Day

Have Three Servings Of Dairy Foods Every Day

Image: Shutterstock

Three servings of dairy products such as milk, yogurt, buttermilk, cheese, or eggs will boost your immunity, improve your digestion, make your bones stronger, and will also help you shed that extra fat. These foods will also make you feel full, signalling your brain that you do not need to eat anymore.

Back To TOC

15. Eat More Protein

Eat More Protein

Image: Shutterstock

Eating high-quality protein helps to reduce abdominal fat as proteins aid metabolism and reduce cravings or hunger pangs. Include baked fish, chicken stew, soya chunks, lentils, sprouts, and mushrooms in your diet.

It is advisable to include vegetables as too much protein intake may lead to gout.

Back To TOC

16. Avoid Starchy Foods

Avoid Starchy Foods

Image: Shutterstock

White bread, polished rice, pasta, noodle, corn, corn flour, potato, etc. are all high in starch content. Starch is broken down into sugar in our body, and when there is excessive sugar accumulation, it gets stored in the body as fat. To get a flat tummy, avoid starchy foods. Switch to healthier alternatives such as brown bread and brown rice.

Back To TOC

Now that you know how to lose belly fat without exercise, what are you waiting for? You must consider exercising and eating healthy to achieve that perfect figure, and, of course, to live a healthy life. But, for the time being, if you can’t muster the willpower to do so, these methods should work.

Cheers to good health!

(With additional inputs by Charushila Biswas)

Recommended Articles

The following two tabs change content below.
  • Maanasi

    A post that I can relate to. Sitting at home the past few months has left me with an ghastly tyre around my mid section. I stumbled upon this post and the tips are helping! I combine these with an hour of cycling instead of walking! Ive heard cycling an hour can burn as much as 600 calories based on the speed you cycle at! Wonderful post. Thanks!

  • Bumface2

    When I’ve walked QUICKLY even around just one block a day, I’ve noticed the difference on my tummy, bum and upper legs – there’s nothing like it.
    It doesn’t take long before you notice a change or to get to the point where you can feel your legs saying, ‘I’m rearing to go!’
    I’m the laziest person on the planet so when I say that, you can “take it to the bank”.

  • http://www.cmtech.com.au/ Padmashok

    Great Information. and from these tips i have also tried and find great difference..

  • joy

    Great information, thanks for the tips

  • Mariea Jarin

    great tips I will try these :)

  • Eres

    The lady in the video has big tummy, how can she be effective in her teaching?

  • Janet Mojica

    i agree…….thanks for the good tips……

  • Indravadan Vakil

    Great tip. Definitely work on it for the benefit to self.

  • Deborah Matsimela

    Thanks for the beneficial information. Really appreciated. Keep it up

  • Anonymous

    #4 on your list should be per week not month.

  • Joy

    Can you give more tips on how to make hair growth easily

  • http://Gmail sameera

    Great information thank u

  • Punam Krishnan

    Lightening the color of lips & Removal of facial hair.
    Kindly suggest tips on this too.

  • Achraf Cadaf

    the better way is to minimize your carbs and fat intake, you must eat some good fat as in yolks and a tbsp of olive oil ; eat some vegetables and fruits ; get away from starches and fried food and fast food as well; don’t eat bread and oatmeal try to keep your carbs intake not higher than 80 and fat intake not higher than 50 and for each pound 1gram protein , you will get an amazing result ; drink tea it will help too

  • Rajendra

    Hi,
    As as read on eyogaguru we can loose weight and tummy as per following

    1. Drink warm lemon honey water on an empty stomach daily in the morning
    2. Say no to rice.
    3. No pizza or junk food
    4. No sugar foods or sweets
    5. Drink only warm water at leat 10 glasses in a day

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thanks Joe! Glad that you found our article to be of interest.

  • sofian

    Actually you need to drink around 2 to 3 cups of green tea plus a low carbs diet
    That should bring awesome results
    I tried it

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Briana, fat loss without muscle gain is not a difficult process. If you burn more calories through activity than you take in by eating, your body makes up the difference by burning fat. You can do this by reducing your caloric intake or increasing the number of calories you burn through exercise. However, exercise does lead to muscle gain, the major muscle gain comes from resistance exercise. If you adopt a weight-loss diet with little to no resistance exercise, you can shed fat without adding muscle. Focus on reducing your calories by cutting out high-calorie, low-nutrient foods, such as those made with sugar and white flour or those fried in oil. Track your food intake each day. Pre-plan, and even pre-prepare, your daily meals when possible. Add a daily session of cardiovascular exercise in your routine to loose tummy. Most importantly as a mother, you need to keep the stress away for a healthy weight loss. Hope you find these tips to be useful. For more info and tips you can check our other article, given below:
    http://www.momjunction.com/articles/exercises-to-reduce-tummy-fat-post-pregnancy_003020/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ashley, there are no short cuts to lose weight….exercise and balanced diet should be followed together to lose tummy weight. Your diet should consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, reduce the intake of rice and include whole grains…substitute rice with chapatis. Reduce the portions of your intake instead eat smaller and frequent times. Do follow all the steps mentioned above in the article for a healthy lifestyle.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ogechi, to lose tummy fat, follow simple steps like cutting down your salt intake, avoid junk food, get a good sleep like 7-8 hours every night, include fiber rich products in your diet. These simple steps will help you to maintain weight and also will help you to lose tummy fat.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Janet, thanks for for input ! It is true that taking unbalanced food and not taking enough water leads to weight gain and related health problems.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Jayeeta, there’s no magic trick or tip that will target abdominal fat in particular, however there are few steps that you can follow to get rid of that stubborn belly fat:
    1. Do not skip breakfast – Studies show that eating breakfast within an hour of waking up keeps your insulin levels steadier and your LDL cholesterol levels lower. Eat breakfast around the same time each day.Consider including protein and high-fiber foods (eggs, peanut butter, fresh fruit, and vegetables) for breakfast
    2. Exercise – Sprinting, treadmill, brisk walk or jog, 5 days in a week. Fit some exercise into your work day and take 5-minute power walks.
    3. Drink plenty of water – Aim to drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water everyday.
    4. Reduce calorie consumption – Unless you restrict calorie intake, you won’t lose belly fat. Try a diet in which you consume 2200 calories (men) or 2000 calories (women) per day. Also increase your protein intake.
    5. Sleep – Get 7-8 hours of sleep everyday…not less than 5 hours and not more than 8 hours of rest.
    Follow all these steps regularly to burn belly fat.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Naina, sometimes losing tummy fat for few people can be difficult for various reason like incorrect diet or exercise, genes, hormones…stress or lack of sleep etc contribute to excess tummy fat. Few of the simple ways to keep your tummy fat at bay is by indulging in the right kind of food and some healthy lifestyle choices. To reduce tummy, you will need to do You need to do a combination of weights and cardiovascular training. Always keep your stress at bay..relax and mediate as often as you can.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Vinay, making few dietary changes, including fibre-rich food in your diet, it will help you to lose tummy fat. Also check our article for more tips and exercises that you can follow to help you to burn belly fat:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/5-exercises-and-5-foods-to-reduce-belly-fat/