Get Waisted: How To Achieve The Perfect Silhouette

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Hi lovelies,

Fall fashion is all about that curvaceous, hourglass shape - belted wool jackets, nipped in jumper dresses and smooth LBDs - but all those layers can quickly look bulky if you don’t define your silhouette. Getting the most out of the season’s looks is much easier if you have a trim waist that you can emphasize with belted styles - buf if you struggle with that area of your body, it can feel easier said than done. Every clothing outlet from high end to mass retailer is showing corseted shapes, belted jackets and garments with a tailored waist, so use these top tips to get on board and feel and look your best in the new season pieces.

Get On Those Abdominal Exercises
Method one involves trying to get a more cinched waist through exercise. But forget hundreds of crunches - there are smarter moves to do in a tiny waist workout. Pilates moves like planks engage your core muscles to visually pull you in at the midsection and make everything look tidier. Find a plank challenge online and built it up slowly until you’re doing minutes at a time. Leg raises and bird dogs can combat a lower tummy droop and pull you in, or try stomach vacuuming exercises. You need to focus on your oblique muscles too - those at your sides, which will pull in the waist. Start a regime now and dedicate twenty minutes a night to a toning session to see real results. You will also need to make sure you’re eating a healthy diet - drinking lots of soda and eating salty snack foods will mean that your hard work doesn’t show.

Try A Waist Trainer
For more of a temporary solution, there is a huge range of control underwear available out there, including waist trainers. Although you shouldn’t wear one all the time, they can give you a bit of a boost in that special outfit - if you find yourself searching for tummy tuck videos here, perhaps it's worth trying one first. Using special latex materials or steel boning, these girdles such you in and create that beautiful hourglass shape. There’s also control pants like Spanx if you prefer something a bit less restrictive which will still create a smoother silhouette.

Adjust Your Diet
If you suffer from abdominal bloating, it could be that you need to address your diet before putting in lots of hard work at the gym. There are a few things which can cause this, so work your way through solutions until you find one that works for you. The first possibility is that you may be retaining water - if you tend to struggle to get into your jeans around a certain time of the month, this is likely to be the culprit. Natural water retention tablets and diuretics like dandelion tea can help-  and make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water too - your body will cling on to it if it feels dehydrated. The second option could be that you have a food intolerance - there are food sensitivity testing kits out there which you can use to be sure. If you notice that you always feel bloated and sluggish after eating bread and wheat-based food or sugary foods like lots of fruit, this could be the cause. If you do have a food intolerance, your stomach will usually return to normal within two to seven days of not eating whatever is causing the problem. Pot bellies can also result from an overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria in the colon. Try a probiotic supplements such as capsules, or fermented foods and drinks - kombucha, sauerkraut or kefir yoghurt are all high on the list, or you can get a probiotic drink to have each morning.

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