Many women would like to have an hourglass figure. We also want these curves to match the hips and bust. In this article, we’ll show you ways you can shape your waistline and look great in no time.
Feminine waist, masculine waist
As we said before, there are physical differences in this area depending on whether you’re a man or woman. That doesn’t mean that both genders don’t want an attractive waistline in their own way. This is one of the parts of the body where fat tends to accumulate if you don’t exercise and spend all day sitting or if you eat too much.
It’s not easy to get an attractive waistline, or better said, “well-shaped”. If the abdomen is fatty and flabby, it will never look well-shaped. To be successful, you’ll need to develop an integral plan to reduce your waistline, but you’ll also need to emphasize the torso and hips. This way, you’ll achieve a harmonious and aesthetic balance.
If you have accumulated fat on the belly and surrounding areas, you have what are informally known as love handles or a spare tire. But don’t worry because these four aspects will help you get a thin waist:
It’s the basis for any treatment we do, it doesn’t matter the goal. If you eat a balanced diet, you’re stomach won’t bulge and accumulate fat. One of the best things you can do is starting drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices (freshly made, not store bought). The most imporant thing to do is to eat healthy and eliminate all foods that cause weight gain, like:
- White flours
- Fried foods
- Dairy products
What’s left to eat? A lot! You can prepare millions of recipes with the following ingredients:
- Dried fruits
- Unrefined/whole flours and sugars
- Lean meats
Don’t forget water: at least 2 liters per day.
Certain types of massage are good for reducing the waistline as is the case with mesotherapy and lymphatic drainage. Even if you don’t undergo an aesthetic or reducing massage, a de-stress massage session will help you. Why? Because it will relax you and reduce your levels of stress, anxiety, nerves, etc. If you’re calmer, you’ll eat less and fat won’t accumulate on your stomach. In addition, you’ll feel better, more refreshed and willing to take on tasks.
Many people underestimate the power of this millennia-old technique because they think it’s for seniors. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Yoga works the muscles and bones throughout the entire body, helping you burn fat, tone and strengthen musculature while making you more flexible and balanced. As with massages, it relaxes the body and reduces stress, one of the main causes of overeating and weight gain. So don’t hesitate to sign up for a yoga class! Take classes two times a week and in no time you’ll see the difference.
Physical exercise must be included in any routine to slim the waistline and stomach. Remember that abdominal exercises help reduce the stomach and leave it more toned. It’s imporant to be consistent, patient and committed to exercising, even if it’s not your favorite thing to do. Many people are discouraged if they don’t see results the first week. It’s estimated that for real and lasting results, you need to maintain an exercise routine for three months. Don’t go for a run or immediately sign up at a gym after you read this article, you need to start gradually, according to your ability.
More about exercises to shape your waistline
As you’ve already know, physical activity is not only one of the pillars of having a nice waist, but also feeling good. You don’t have to go to a gym if you don’t want to. You can train at home, you just need to be consistent.
While standing, slightly separate your feet, keeping your back straight. Raise your arms and clasp your hands together above your head. Breathe as deeply as possible. Lean your torso to the right as far as you can. Rotate your body so that you’re facing the floor without curving your back. Lower your arms to touch the floor (if you can’t at first, you will with practice so don’t worry). Follow by rotating towards your left side. The idea is to make a complete circle, ending in the starting position. Repeat for the other side. This is one rep, do five total.
While standing with your back straight and your arms raised, stretch your arm towards the ceiling to stretch the entire side of your body. Do it slowly to avoid injury. Switch arms and repeat. This is one rep, do 10 total.
From a standing position, spread your legs apart a little, slightly bend your knees and put your hands on your hips. Twist to the right side until you can see your heel. Return to the starting position and twist to the other side until you can see your left heel. Do 20 twists per side. Vary this exercise by holding your arms out parallel to the floor, putting your hands on the back of your head, or using weights (you can use bottles filled with water, sand or dirt).