Three Habits That Help Flatten Your Tummy
Have you noticed that you still have a flabby stomach even after exercising vigorously and eating healthily? While regular exercise and a healthy diet are essential to sculpt and tone the abdomen, there may be other factors that are preventing you from losing weight. For example, high levels of stress may cause you to overeat, hindering your exercise and diet efforts. Additionally, there are several daily steps you can take to help you lose that unwanted fat on your stomach and achieve a sleeker, flatter tummy in no time. In this blog post, New York plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce K. Barach shares three of his favorites.
Eat Less but More Often
Instead of eating three meals a day, spread out your meals to four or five smaller ones. This helps satisfy your hunger throughout the day without making you feel too full or bloated after eating. If you snack, treat the snack like a mini-meal. Swap chips for healthier options like baby carrots or nuts. Avoid eating when you are “starving”; instead, eat when you feel slightly hungry. Stop eating right when you feel slightly full.
Get a Good Night’s Rest
Yes, it actually is possible for you to sleep away your belly fat. Researchers from the University of Chicago found that dieters who slept at least seven hours or more lost twice as much fat as those who slept less than seven hours. Not getting enough sleep means your body lacks energy and will most likely seek that energy from food. Setting a regular sleep schedule can help stabilize your biological clock and help you rest better.
Sculpt While You Sit
If you are constantly on the go, it may sometimes be hard to squeeze in a good workout. Fortunately, there is a way for you to tone your abdomen while you’re sitting at your office desk, driving or even waiting at the doctor’s office. When sitting down, keep your shoulder blades down and back, and your abdomen lifted. Draw your belly button in toward your spine, engaging your core muscles. Hold for two to three seconds and then release. This move will also help you perfect your posture, which can help you look slimmer instantly.
Still Need Help Flattening That Tummy?
If you lead a healthy lifestyle but are still not seeing the results you desire, Dr. Barach can help. He offers several body contouring procedures that can give you the sculpted physique you have always wanted. Tummy tuck surgery eliminates saggy skin from the abdominal area and repairs weakened abdominal muscles. The result is a firmer, more toned tummy. Often times, Dr. Barach combines tummy tuck surgery with liposuction, which reduces areas of stubborn fat from areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and upper arms. To learn more about your plastic surgery options, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Barach. Please call (518) 346-3125.