Both men and women want to have great abs and a flat stomach. Unfortunately, most people have trouble sculpting them the way that they want, because they don’t know what tips to take. According to a poll from Women’s Health Magazine, the part of their body that most women are least proud of is their stomach. The good news is that there are a number of things that you can do to get a flatter stomach, as long as you are willing to make some sacrifices.
Tips for Flatter Abs and a Tighter Stomach
Tightening your stomach doesn’t necessarily involve a lot more work than you are doing right now. However, you will probably need to do things differently. Here are some of the changes that you may need to make.
Changing Your Diet the Right Way
Most people that are really committed to tightening their stomach are willing to change their diet. Unfortunately, they often don’t go about dieting the right way.
Most people focus purely on cutting calories, which ironically doesn’t help people lose weight as much as they would like to think. The biggest mistake they make is cutting breakfast out of their diet, which shocks the body and causes metabolism to drop at the beginning of the day. People that try to starve themselves generally relapse, which causes them to regain any weight that they lost.
The best approach is to eat five to six smaller meals throughout the day. This keeps your body feeling full, so that you don’t overeat. It also keeps your metabolism consistent throughout the day.
Do the Right Exercises
Situps and crunches aren’t nearly as effective for tightening your stomach as most people think. There are a number of other exercises that you should try instead, which include the following from Shape Magazine:
- Presses and resists
- Hands of time
- Trace the triangle
The tip to sculpting your stomach and abs is practicing exercises that are proven to work. Find a personal trainer or coach that can help you find the exercises that will get you on the right track.
Consider Getting a Stomach Sculpting
Eating properly and performing the right exercises are both necessary long-term strategies to get a flatter stomach and tighter abs. However, you can notice results much more quickly if you undergo a tummy tuck from a professional like Dr. Greg Ganske. The procedure is great for anyone with a loose or sagging abdomen.