One of the most feminine and appealing physical traits a female can have is a small waist. In fact, a smaller waist can be achieved no matter what natural body shape you were born with. So what are some ways to achieve a smaller midsection? Consider these tips.
Watching what you eat is a wonderful way to slim down not just in your waist but throughout your whole body. Not only do you want to eat just the right amount of calories, but you also want to ensure that you are filling up on healthy, natural fuel. Fruits and vegetables give you energy and antioxidants (especially berries) that make it easier to exercise as well as melt fat. In addition, eat whole grains and lean meat for protein. Chicken and fish are great examples of lean meat, as well as tofu for those who prefer not to eat meat.
This is another way to slim down your waist. However, you want to make sure that you are doing the right exercises for the body that you want. When it comes to exercising for a slim, tiny waist, skip the crunches. Crunches build your abs and actually add on bulk. While you may lose fat while doing crunches in conjunction with a healthy diet, you may actually build on inches instead of losing them. So what exercises are beneficial for a slimmer waist?
When working out your midsection, spend some time doing planks as well as side planks. To complete a plank rep, hold yourself up, facing the ground, on your elbows and tip-toes. Stay like this for 30 seconds, while keeping your back very straight. This will melt fat off of your waist while keeping bulk off of your midsection. To complete a rep of side planks, hold yourself up for 30 seconds on either side. This will slim down your obliques, also called your natural corset muscles.
- Waist Training
This is one of the more extreme ways to slim down your waist. It involves wearing a corset for a significant portion of the day in order to reduce the natural waistline and make it smaller – often much smaller. Usually, women who waist train purchase a sturdy corset made of whalebone and steel and build themselves up to wearing this for 23 hours a day. They remove the corset for one hour in order to bathe and exercise. Before purchasing a waist training corset, consult your physician to make sure it is safe for you.