How to get smaller weist
Make dietary changes
Usually to get a smaller waist you’ll need to lose weight. You should keep yourself on a healthy dietary regimen and reduce the consumption of calories. Make smart food choices like eating whole grains. Remember that the optimal level of healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week.
Don’t go into starvation and don’t turn to one of those famous (but bad for you) diets.
Do cardio exercises
You cannot specifically target your waist when you are doing exercises. But to burn calories – which will lead to weight loss which, in turn, will lead to smaller waist – you can turn to cardio exercises. Some examples of those are running, cycling and skipping. It’s recommended that you do 150 minutes of moderate cardio per week – or 75 minutes of vigorous cardio.
Do waist-shaping exercises
As we already said, you cannot target your waist specifically but you can target some muscles around your midsection.
One of them is the “hundred” exercise. Lie down on your back and lift your legs up at a 90 degree angle. Raise the shoulder blades off the floor while your arms reach towards the feet.
Pump your arms up and down for 100 pumps. For 5 pumps you should breathe in (through the nose) and for 5 pumps you should breathe our (through the mouth).
You can also do sit ups, twist crunches, planks and side planks.
Another good exercise is the windshield wipers. Or you can do the Russian twist, the crisscross crunches or the jumping oblique twist. You can find more information about those on the Internet.
Also, try to keep your stomach sucked in during the day. This makes you look slimmer and also works on the abdominal muscles.
Another quick tips:
- Avoid carbonated drinks and excess sodium;
- Perform strength training
- And, again, stick to a healthy diet.