Fat Burning Exercises to Slim Down Your Waist

Always remember, there's no magic exercise or remedy that can do it all for you. We all have our own particular physical makeup and metabolism.  This means that some people can achieve it quickly, while others need a little more time.
Fat Burning Exercises to Slim Down Your Waist
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 10 October, 2022

The idea of showing off a new pair of jeans, a mid-drift top or a mini-skirt can make you want to lose a few pounds. This isn’t purely for aesthetic reasons, either. It’s also for good for the sake of your health and staying at an ideal weight. So, we’re going to show you some fat burning exercises that can help you slim down your waist.

Everyone’s body is different, so it might take some people longer than others, but don’t give up. The main things you need are willpower, consistency, and the knowledge that it’s worth it. Go on, give it a try!

Basic advice for losing weight in the waist and hips

how to slim down around the hips
1. Dietary advice

Start your day with a cleansing juice, or a bit of pure lemon, pineapple, or papaya juice. Or, you could have make some juice out of beet and apple.

After half an hour, eat an appropriate breakfast: a piece of whole-grain toast, a cup of oats, yogurt with fruit…Always remember: breakfast is always necessary. You should eat throughout the day and never skip meals. It’s better to eat more often and keep the proportions lower.

Eliminate dairy, lean meats, sweets…increase your intake of vegetables, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Herbal teas could also help, like ginger tea, green tea, dandelion tea, aloe vera, etc…

2. Physical exercise

Do two exercise sessions, one in the house and one outside.

  • You could choose between something like walking for an hour or running for 15 minutes.
  • You can do the second session inside, and it should last half an hour. We’ll show you some simple fat burning exercises to help slim down your waist farther down.

3. Stay hydrated

It’s best to drink at least 2 liters (about 2 quarts) of water a day. This can include natural juices. Don’t forget to bring a bottle with you when you leave the house. Having a few sips every once in a while is a great way to stay hydrated.

4. Avoid sitting for long periods of time

Passivity and being sedentary is one of the primary causes of built-up fat in the waist and hips. Control the amount of time that you spend watching the TV or working in front of the computer, for example. Try to move around a bit every hour.

5. Be consistent

You need to truly be consistent if you want to lose weight.  Changing your diet and exercising every day can be really hard.

One good way to make sure you follow through is to have shared goals with one or more friends. That way, you’ll feel more comfortable going out on a walk, or talking about which foods you can eat to lose weight. It’s a great way to stay motivated.

Fat burning exercises to slim down your waist and hips

Leg raises

fat burning exercises to slim down the waist and hips
All these fat burning exercises to help slim down your waist a pretty simple. Here’s the first: Kneel down on the ground with your hands beneath you, on all fours.  Lift one leg and extend it straight back until its parallel with your torso. Hold this position for 20 seconds. Then, do the same with your other leg.

Hip raises

Exercises to slim your waist and hips
Lay face up with your legs bent. Plant the soles of your feet on the ground, keeping your out to both sides of your body. Once you’ve done that, raise your abdomen as much as you can and hold this position for 20 seconds.

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Leg circles

leg circles

Now lay down on one side and raise one leg like in the photo. Then, start making small circles in the air, smoothly, from one side to the other.  Do this for 20 seconds, then switch legs.

Leg flexes

Exercise hips
Now stand. Separate your legs a bit and place your hands behind your back. Lift one of your legs to the side (being careful not to lose balance) and hold for 15 seconds, as demonstrated in the image. Then  repeat with the other leg.


This exercise is very simple, but the resistance is very effective. Stand up, stretch your arms out, and then bend at the knees and bring your butt towards the ground.  Try to do this simple exercise ten times.

As you can see, these fat burning exercises are an easy way to help slim down your waist. All you need is a half an hour a day, alternating between each exercise. It will also be much more pleasant if you put on some music to go along with it. Just remember, the important thing is to be consistent.

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