Is your waistline the area of your body that gives you the most aggravation when it comes to looking good? The stomach is the area where fat likes to settle and it’s difficult to get it gone once it’s settled. If your dream body means you need a slimmer stomach, you can use these four tips to shrink your waistline permanently.
Yes, the dreaded word. Exercise is key for getting a slimmer stomach, especially if you want to keep it trim in the long run. Aerobic exercises, like running or bicycling, helps rev up your body’s metabolism which will help burn the fat. Targeted abdominal exercises will help work the stomach muscles to trim the fat there.
Eating a Healthy Diet
The second most dreaded thing, after exercise, when it comes to weight loss is eating healthy. You cannot eat high calorie or high sugar foods and think you are going to slim down your abdomen. You need to eat foods that help remove the subcutaneous fat that lives just under the skin on your stomach. These foods also help to remove the visceral fat that surrounds your internal organs. Paired with exercise, all of that fat will start moving out, giving you the slimmer waistline you desire.
Managing Your Stress Levels
When your body is under stress it releases a hormone called cortisol. Heightened levels of this hormone react with your body’s insulin. This, in turn, triggers the body to start storing visceral fat deep inside the abdomen. Another aspect of stress is impulse eating. People eat potato chips, ice cream, and other unhealthy foods when they are under stress. This only makes the fat issue worse.
Look for ways to reduce or manage your stress levels. Exercise actually helps do this. However, if you don’t want to take a run, try meditating or doing yoga. These practices help to reduce stress levels. Another priority needs to be eliminating or managing the sources of stress.
Consider a Faster Alternative
Even if you exercise, eat healthily, and reduce stress, you may still find that your stomach doesn’t have the slim shape you desire. That is when you need to start looking for alternative options. One of those is CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that helps break up the pockets of fat in the abdomen. Many patients start seeing results in as few as three weeks after treatment starts. The best news is that you don’t have any downtime associated with this treatment. You can go about your regular routine minutes after leaving the doctor’s office.
If you are ready to lose those pesky pounds and get your waistline trimmed down, call the Gladstone Clinic today! We are a full service dermatology and medical spa offering aesthetic skin therapies as well as the CoolSculpting service. We serve San Ramon, CA and nearby cities.