Mariah Carey is an idol in many ways. The girl can sing, she's a great mom and, recently, she's showing off abs like you wouldn't believe. In fact, I'm not ashamed to admit that I wish I had her body. But who has the time? Lucky for all of us lazy types, there actually is a way to get a flat tummy without much work. Here are 6 ways to get flat abs like Mariah's, without lifting a finger!

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Drink Lots of Water 1

Drink Lots of Water

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Staying hydrated is one of the biggest keys to keeping your tummy trim. When you're hydrated, you're not bloated. And so your stomach looks flatter than it would if you were missing out on your 8-10 glasses of water a day.


Eat Portioned Meals 2

Eat Portioned Meals

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Instead of overindulging over the holidays and beyond, sticking to small, well-portioned meals thoughout the day will help keep your stomach flat. This helps with bloating, too, and your tummy will thank you for it.


Don't Chew Gum 3

Don't Chew Gum

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Chewing gum isn't necessarily bad for you, but it's not going to do you any favors if you want to look slimmer. Chewing will cause small air bubbles to enter your system, and contribute to that nasty bloated feeling.

Try to Relax 4

Try to Relax

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Relaxing is actually really important to looking fitter. When you're stressed out, your body retains water and your cortisol (the stress hormone) causes more bloating. Instead, take the time to meditate for 5-10 minutes a day.


Have Your Protein 5

Have Your Protein

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That's right! You should be having your protein, and eating it too. Eating carb-heavy meals with lots of rice and beans are delicious, but keeping up with your protein intake (with supplements and shakes if needed) is more important.

Ignore Boredom 6

Ignore Boredom

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What happens when you're bored? Be honest... That's right, we reach for chips and other snacks. Instead, keep yourself busy all day long and you won't reach for those "bad" foods that will have you gaining weight.