Are you dying to try out a crop top, but self conscious about your abs(or lack thereof)? Have you covered up this summer because you were embarrassed of your soft stomach? Find out how to improve your abs and get a toned tummy below:
Drinking plenty of water prevents bloating which will make your tummy look flatter, but it also curbs hunger so drinking enough water will help you keep the pounds off your stomach. Staying hydrated will also help you keep your energy up, which will make it easier to exercise.
Cut Calories With Clever Substitutions
Reducing your calorie intake can help you shed those extra pounds that are making you uncomfortable about your appearance.
Try the following substitutions cut back the calories without going hungry:
- Drink water instead of soda or juice
- Snack on almonds and carrot sticks instead of vending machine snacks
- Eat oatmeal or yogurt for breakfast instead of a bagel or sugary cereal
- Eat chicken and turkey instead of pork and beef
- Make your next omelet with just the egg whites and add bell peppers to improve the flavor
Add Strength Training To Your Workout
Stength training will tone your core and improve the appearance of your abs. Lift weights, do pull-ups, take a yoga or Pilates class, add planks to your routine, or warm up with burpees. Breaking up the cardio with exercises that strengthen the rest of your body will improve muscle tone all over, including in your abs.
Eliminate Stubborn Fat With Liposuction
While healthy habits can go a long way, there are some cases when a healthy diet and lots of exercise can’t eliminate stubborn fat. If you’ve reached a healthy weight, changed your diet, and added strength training to your workout routine and you still have stubborn bulges, liposuction may be a good option. Liposuction isn’t a weight loss tool, so it will work best if you’ve already incorporated all those other healthy habits into your life.
This procedure can remove stubborn fat that can’t be eliminated through diet and exercise. If you think this might be a good option for you, contact Dr. Alan Serure to learn more about the procedure.