By Terry Brown
Summer is almost here again and as the layers of clothes become less and less the horror of what winter has done to our lovely tummy’s becomes more and more noticeable — because it blatantly was the seasons fault and not all those Christmas puddings, roast dinners with crackling and late nights in front of the fire with crackers and cheese we indulged ourselves in.
Suddenly that fad diet you scoffed at yesterday is beginning to look pretty good and you find yourself buying out of impulse a gym membership that you realistically won’t ever have either time or energy to use. But all is not
But all is not lost, ladies. There is a way of toning up those chilled out tummy muscles that doesn’t involve abstaining from your favourite foods, getting sweaty in a room full of strangers or paying a plastic surgeon ridiculous amounts of money.
Train Your Body without a Sweat
Did you know that you can actually train your waist to be the shape you want it?
Waist training was started in the Victorian era and is a practice that has carried through to this day. Reducing those dreaded love handles and making the area between the hips and the ribcage smaller by a combination of healthier eating, more movement and wearing a waist-cinching corset is actually very easy and boils down to three simple steps.
Abdominal exercises are obviously going to help produce a more defined waist but it is important to lessen the residual body fat.
If you had time to shop for fresh fruit and veg every day, count the calories on everything and had the will power to opt for salad over pizza then you would already be doing that and whilst taking care of your body and paying attention to what you put in it is always going to be important, for many of us denying ourselves our favourite foods is just setting us up for a binge later.
Have your pizza, but have two slices instead of six, buy the small packets of crisps instead of the big ones and get the small packet of children’s chocolate nibbles instead of the megabar to curb those sugar cravings.
Try and get in the habit of eating fruit and finally the most important of all, you guessed it – drink plenty of water.
Every Little Helps
A lot of the time when you feel hungry you are actually thirsty. Your body has learnt that it gets liquid from food and so tells you that you are hungry when it is not the energy it needs, it’s the water and believe it or not the mid-morning sugar dip that has you feeling lethargic and reaching for the biscuits can be averted by a nice tall, cold, glass of the stuff.
You know the drill, take the stairs instead of the lift, walk/cycle instead of drive where you can, always take the movement option over the sitting/standing still option to burn off those calories and leave you feeling fitter.
The waist training help to strengthen the front and lower abdominals and oblique’s to create a flatter tummy which will train your waist into the classic, curvy, hourglass shape we all want.
Eat less, do more and wear a waist cinching corset – it’s that simple!