3 Simple Tricks
Everyone struggles with fat around their waist at some point, particularly as we age and our metabolism slows down. We can't stay 18 forever, no matter what we may tell people...:)
No matter how tough the battle gets, I always remind clients in my weight loss program that they won't get the body of their dreams through artificial shortcuts that could possibly cause health problems down the road.
There's just no need. Asian women live long, happy, healthy lives, particularly because they want to enjoy their children and grandchildren, and they don't engage in dangerous diets or take dozens of pills.
Just follow a few of our simple guidelines and you'll be a size-2 in no time!
Three Steps To A Skinny Waist!
1. Exercise doesn't have to be torture -Our bodies were designed to be in constant motion, our ancestry proves that ancient humans often migrated hundreds of miles on foot during the course of their short lives, looking for food, avoiding weather, and keeping away from predators.
While this does mean that our lives today are very detrimental to our actual purpose, especially sitting for hours a day in front of a computer monitor or television, it also means that it doesn't take much to stimulate our metabolism once we engage it.
Pick your favorite moving activity, whether it's dancing, or walking, or yoga, or whatever, and do it once a day for just 20 minutes. It doesn't have to be difficult, you don't even need to work up a sweat. I just want you to get used to making a daily walk or exercise a part of your life, part of your routine.
Scientists are finding more and more what Asian women have known for centuries: It doesn't take much activity to get the benefits for wellness, weight loss, and overall health. Pick something you enjoy and make it fun and you'll find it's one of your best ways to lose belly fat after just a short time!
2. Cut out soda, alcohol, and cigarettes -What kind of life is worth living without soda, alcohol and cigarettes! I can hear the cries now, ha ha, yes I know. What I'll tell you is that these things are OK in moderation, once you've hit your goal weight. You're not going to remove them from your life entirely, I promise.
Soda is filled with nearly two tablespoons of sugar, and worse it's usually a genetically-modified version of sugar called High-Fructose-Corn-Syrup. It is awful, and something to be avoided entirely while we tackle belly fat.
Alcohol is quickly converted by our bodies into sugar, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. For the time being though I want you to limit yourself to no more than one light beer or half a glass of wine per night. NO hard alcohol, period.
Cigarettes are actually being tied to the accumulation of toxins within our bodies more than ever before, and these studies are showing that some forms of cellulite are possibly linked to these toxins! I won't lecture you on smoking, there's enough of that in society already, but I will say that the more you can cut back the easier it will be to get the figure you're after.
3. Make a daily commitment -Sometimes it's easy to let stress from our daily lives derail a successful eating plan or exercise routine simply because we're not up to it. This is totally understandable, but it's also something we can control.