That stubborn pooch on your lower stomach is unsightly, embarrassing and often difficult to reduce. Despite years of sporadic dieting and exercise routines, many men and women fail to eliminate their belly fat and then become discouraged from trying further. But, you don’t have to suffer from a bloated tummy for life – change is possible and easy to achieve with a little extra effort and determination.
Consider the following tips to flatten out your stomach and become a healthier, more confident you:
Jumpstart Your Exercise Routine
A little cardio here and there is great for your overall wellbeing, but casual walking won’t get rid of belly fat as fast as a targeted exercise routine. Combining moderate-intensity cardio with interval and weight training sessions is the key to shedding unnecessary pounds. Strengthen abdominal muscles with crunches, planks and ball exercises that’ll make your tummy look and feel tighter. Full body exercises that engage the core stomach muscles, including pilates and yoga, are great for creating a toned and tight physique.
As the old saying goes, abs are made in the kitchen. Therefore, a six-pack of beer and a six-pack on your body don’t mesh well. The simplest way to decrease your excess calorie intake is to cut out the booze. After all, alcohol is not a necessary food group and overindulgence can lead to poor sleep, headache, dehydration and lack of motivation. While a glass of wine is proven to offer neurological benefits, keep drinking limited to a few nights a week at most to cut down on unnecessary calories. That said, opt for fresh foods over processed junk. Generally, any food classified a fruit or veggie is fair game, as long as you keep your sugar intake in check. With the holidays quickly approaching, maintaining a balanced nutritional profile now can help you gear up for a slimmer winter season.
Flush Out the Bloat
Drinking enough water is vital to maintaining overall health and wellbeing. Not only does water keep you hydrated, but it helps flush internal toxins out through the kidneys and skin. Drinking water can also fill you up before meals to lessen the likelihood of overeating, thereby prompting greater weight loss and a flatter stomach. Always keep a refillable water bottle on your person to ensure your water intake is up to par while sticking with your weight loss plan.
Undergo a Minimally Invasive Procedure
Sometimes, belly fat just won’t budge, which is when cosmetic procedures can help. The Vanquish™ ME fat elimination procedure, specialized and refined by Dr. Mariano Busso, is one such procedure that can give your slimdown routine the boost it needs. Most patients see at least two inches of size reduction in the tummy or thighs, although individual results may vary. In the three months following the procedure, patients can expect to see six to eight inches of loss.* Vanquish™ is safe, painless and non-invasive. However, fat removal procedures are not a long-term solution for poor diet and exercise, so finding a balance between these three is key.
For more information on reducing fat with minimally invasive therapies, consult Dr. Busso’s office at 305-857-0144 today.