3 Steps To A Slimmer Waist

How many times have you fretted about your waistline?

If you’re like most women, probably pretty often…

It’s a common insecurity…

And because it’s an insecurity, fretting about your waist size can steal you away from truly living in and enjoying every moment.

And I don’t want that for you!

I do want to take this moment to encourage you to continue in your training…

You’re working hard to get the fit body of your dreams…

And you’re making incredible progress!

But in this article, I want to give you a few steps that you can follow today that will impact the way your waist looks today.

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So here are 3 steps to a slimmer waist!

Posture

Your posture can dramatically impact the way your body looks to yourself and to others…

And in order to have the appearance of a slimmer waist today, you need to pay special attention to your posture.

Even if you haven’t reached your target waistline goal yet, you can still create an illusion (for lack of a better term) of a slim waist…

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One posture trick you can use to slim out your waistline is to stand up straight.

When you slouch, your body loses its elongated look, no matter how tall (or short) you are…

So standing tall will simply elongate your body and make your waist look thinner.

Also, whether you’re sitting or standing, having upright posture (not slouching) recruits your abdomen muscles so that they’re getting a workout even when you aren’t at the gym.

Standing straight requires that you pull your abs in toward your spine and then, hold them there for extended periods of time…

When you slouch you disengage your core, let your abs fall outward rather than pull inward and also give your stomach an unflattering appearance.

Standing or sitting up straight is a great way to engage your ab muscles to exercise your core on a daily basis, by hardly doing anything at all…

And it’s something you can do today to slim up your waist.

Stay hydrated

Hydration is essential to having a slim waistline today.

Drinking plenty of water will help to detoxify your body, clean out your gut, and keep you from retaining water, all of which contribute to a bulgy waist.

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It really is one of the most advantageous slim waist hacks.

First, water helps to keep your digestive system running smoothly.

Drinking plenty of water is a key way to avoid constipation, as well as inflammation of your intestines, which could cause an expanding waistline.

Also, oddly enough, dehydration is one of the main causes of water retention…

It’s not an abundance of water that makes you bloated, but rather, an absence of water.

When your body feels like it isn’t being hydrated properly, it begins to hold onto whatever water it does have…

Almost like it’s in survival mode.

So the key to batting away belly bloat that causes an unwanted bulge in your waistline is to stay hydrated today.

And to top it all off, drinking plenty of water will help you to get fuller, faster when you eat, which will protect you from overeating.

Eating wisely in both nutrient content and portion size will contribute to a slimmer waist, and water will help you to keep your portion sizes down.

So drink plenty of water!

You’ll feel great about your waist as you do.

Eat right

And speaking of nutrition…

I couldn’t write up the 3 steps to a slimmer waist without incorporating your diet in the mix…

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You know very well the difference in how you feel after you eat a fast food meal, compared to when you make your own healthy lunch from home…

It’s a night and day kind of difference, and it’s one that affects not only how your waist looks, but also, how you feel about the way your waist looks.

Why is that?

Typically, it’s because of the sodium content in a lot of the foods you like to enjoy…

You can’t even order grilled chicken and some veggies at a restaurant without them going over the top on the salt.

See, sodium is easily absorbed by the cells in your body…

And when it’s absorbed, it takes water with it, which then causes bloating.

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So, I’ll keep it simple for you…

One simple way that you can make you waist slimmer today is by steering away from the salt…

Salt doesn’t provide any advantages for you waistline.

The next part of eating right is pretty simple…

Eat less calories than you burn throughout the day…

This is the key to fat burning and getting that slim waist that you’re dreaming of.

When you eat at a daily caloric deficit, you lose weight, burn fat and slim up your waistline…

Now, does this mean that you are eating very little?

Not at all!

It means that the foods you do eat are nutritious and work towards the goal of slimming your waist…

Have an egg and a light cup of oatmeal for breakfast.

Bring a small baggie of blueberries to snack on at work…

Eat a big chicken salad with almonds and goat cheese crumbles at work…

Enjoy a fat-burning cup of tea before bed.

You can eat plenty of food without your caloric intake being greater than your caloric expenditure.

Plan out what you’ll eat today and you’ll have a slimmer waist than if you choose to eat frivolously or spontaneously.

These 3 steps; keeping tabs on your posture, staying hydrated, and eating right will all help move you towards having a slimmer waist…

Not only in the future…

But today.

These steps are simple to follow and don’t take much extra effort at all.

Getting a slimmer waist today really can be as easy as 1-2-3!

And because you know your waist is looking great, you’ll feel great about yourself!

Insecurities about your waist won’t play a factor in your day today!

And that makes for a great day!