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Woman Stuns Fans With Flat Belly After Losing 30 Pounds With These 5 Habits

One influencer and trainer reveals a few simple habits that helped her achieve enviable abs. 
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Gina (@workoutwithgina) is a functional fitness trainer and weight loss warrior who dropped 30 pounds and achieved a celebrated midsection by changing her approach to diet and fitness. In one of her many viral TikTok videos, Gina reveals a few habits that helped her blast belly fat and achieve her flat and chiseled abs. "Some more fat loss tips on how I got from here to here," she says in the video, sharing a before-and-after photo. Here are 5 habits that helped her achieve her enviable abs. 

1

She Cut Alcohol Out for 4 Months

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The first thing Gina did was put down the bottle. "So right after this picture was taken, I decided to cut out alcohol for four months. I didn't really have a reason to drink," she said, adding that finding inspiration from others was helpful. "You want to follow someone that's kind of going through the same thing you are. There is something nice about relating to people that also deal with what you're dealing with," she said. 

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2

She Only Drank Water

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"The only liquid I actually consumed was water," she says. "I would always have a glass of water before my meals, like a big glass of water because I would find that I would eat my meal and I wouldn't actually finish it every time I would feel full. A lot of times when you think you're hungry, you're actually thirsty," she added. "So water, water, water." According to the Mayo Clinic, hydration is a key component of health. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends that men should drink about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day and women about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids.

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And, One Coffee a Day

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Gina also enjoyed the perks of coffee. "I had one coffee in the morning with oat milk and stevia," she reveals in the video. As long as you don't add lots of milk and sugar, coffee is a healthy addition to your diet and can help you achieve your fitness goals. According to the Cleveland Clinic, there are several benefits of drinking coffee in moderation. "It acts on your brain to improve memory, mood, reaction times, and mental function," they say, citing a study finding that caffeine can improve endurance and performance during exercise. It is also antioxidant-rich, can ward off diabetes, prevent neurologic disease, lower cancer risk, and ward off depression, they point out.

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4

She Also Walked

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Gina adds that "lots of walking" also helped her lose weight. "Honestly, I think this is the most underrated thing. I walked so much. 10,000 steps a day, no problem." A 2018 study published in the journal Obesity found a link between walking 10,000 steps a day and weight loss and weight management. Other studies published by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) in JAMA Neurology and in JAMA Internal Medicine also linked walking 10,000 steps a day to less dementia and less cardiovascular disease overall, with less heart disease, less heart failure and fewer strokes.

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5

She Set Weekly Goals

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Gina also set "a weekly goal," changing them every 7 days. "I remember one time I did this goal where I would make sure to have a healthy breakfast every single morning. Once I did that, I would do another goal. Make sure to get 12,000 steps every day. Once I did that, I would do another goal," she reveals. 

💪🔥Body Booster: Setting a new weekly goal every 7 days is a great way to challenge yourself to conquer new fitness goals. Consider creating rewards to help motivate you to achieve success on a weekly basis. 

Leah Groth
Leah Groth has decades of experience covering all things health, wellness and fitness related. Read more