How To Slim Your Waist: Having a small waist in proportion to your body shape is considered to be an attractive feature in women, as evidenced by the hourglass figures flaunted by many famous film stars of bygone eras. Although women’s natural waist size is mainly determined by genetics, it is possible to achieve a smaller waist through weight loss, dedicated exercising and strategic clothing choices.
# Tailoring your Exercise Routine
Commit to an exercise routine :
If you really want to trim your waist, you will need to commit to a regular and rigorous exercise routine. Great results will only come with hard work and dedication; so make sure you are prepared to put in the necessary effort before you begin. On the other hand, if you begin exercising too rigorously from the get-go, you may become disheartened and disillusioned, and therefore much more inclined to give up.
Do plenty of Cardio :
Unfortunately, there is no way to target weight loss in a specific area of your body, so overall weight loss is the only option. Cardiovascular exercise is the best form of exercise for burning calories, so it is essential to any weight loss routine. Running, skipping and cycling are all excellent cardio options.
Do specific waist – shaping exercises :
Even though you can’t target weight loss on your waist, you can certainly perform certain exercises, which tone and slim the muscles around the mid-section.
Build your chest and shoulders :
Emphasizing upper curves can make the waist seem to shrink, so you should incorporate some shoulder and chest building exercises into your workout routine in order to give the illusion of a smaller waist.
#Changing your Diet
Be prepared to change your diet :
Getting a smaller waist will require weight loss, which cannot be achieved through exercise alone. You will also need to adhere to a healthy diet and reduce your calorie intake in order to really see results. Health specialists advise that the optimal level of healthy weight loss is one to two pounds a week, so it is not recommended that your starve yourself or follow fad diets in order to lose weight more quickly.
Start the day with a healthy Breakfast :
Kicking off the day with a healthy, balanced breakfast is one of the best things you can do when following a weight-loss diet. A good breakfast kick starts the metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories throughout the day. It also keeps you fuller for longer, reducing your tendency to snack throughout the morning and afternoon, which may result in a higher calorie intake overall.
Eat smaller, more frequent meals :
It is very common for dieters to try to starve themselves between meals, with the result that they actually eat much more than necessary when the food is finally in front of them. One of the best kept secrets of successful dieters is that they actually eat more frequently throughout the day, they just eat smaller meals.
Wear waist – cinching belts :
Draw attention to your waist by wearing belts that emphasize and nip in your middle. They can be wide, skinny, jeweled, braided — whatever! Wear them over dresses, long tops and even winter coats to get an hourglass figure which gives the illusion of a smaller waist.
Wear A-line dresses :
A-line dresses are those, which are tight at the hips, then flare out towards the hem, giving the illusion of a smaller waist. They are very flattering on almost every body shape, as they emphasize the waist, while skimming over any imperfections around the hips and thighs.
Avoid low-rise jeans :
Low-rise jeans can be very unflattering to anyone who carries even a little weight around their middle, as they create the dreaded “muffin top”effect. High waist jeans are much more forgiving as they cover up any excess fat around the hips, and draw attention to the waist. Worn with a tucked-in shirt, these types of jeans can be very flattering indeed.
Try wearing a corset :
Worn under gowns as a figure enhancing item of lingerie in centuries gone by, the corset has gained renewed popularity recently for providing an effortlessly sexy silhouette, whether under other clothes or on its own. Steel-boned corsets (not as painful as they sound – promise!) do the best job of cinching in your waist, and can actually permanently reduce the size of your waist with prolonged wear!
Source: Hope.com.np / Supriya Shakya