How To Get A Smaller Waist And Flat Belly

How To Get Smaller Waist
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Belly fat no more! If getting a flat stomach plus smaller waist seems out-of-reach to you, we’re here to say that it’s super achievable. To be honest, all you need is 10% good plan and 90% commitment and consistency.

Simple, right? But don’t get us wrong: simple doesn’t mean easy. Of course, developing a fit body entails a challenge — one that will make you feel fulfilled when you achieve it. In this post, you’ll be introduced to a plan with three different elements.

Let’s start!

Do exercises that target the abdomen

Together with diet, exercise is crucial in losing abdominal fat, which, by the way, is one of the most stubborn fats your body has. Target your core and other major muscles with these exercises, and perform them every other day to give your body rest.

1. High-low Crunches

To do this:

  • Place a chair in your front and get down on the crunch position. Put your feet under the chair.
  • Still on crunch position, start to lift your feet above the chair then below it. Do this without touching the chair to improve your balance and boost the intensity of the exercise.
  • Perform 3 sets of 25 reps.

2. Side Plank Dips

side plank dips ExerciseTo do this:

  • Get down on your right on a side plank position with your legs extended and feet stacked together.
  • Take a breath, then lower your pelvis to the ground until your right hip is just off the ground.
  • Exhale and raise pelvis up to return to the side plank position by pressing your right wrist up against the floor.
  • Dip your hips up and down.
  • Perform 3 sets of 15 reps, and repeat on the other side.

3. Burpees

Step by step burpees exerciseTo do this:

  • Squat down with hands on the ground, a little wider than shoulder-distance.
  • Kick your feet back so that you’re on the starting push-up position.
  • Quickly return your feet to the squat position.
  • From the squat, jump as high as you can and explode in the air. Drop down to the starting position to complete a rep.
  • Perform 3 sets of 15 reps.

4. Mountain Climbers

Side mountain climbers ExerciseTo do this:

  • Start on the plank position with your wrists underneath your shoulders.
  • Bring your right knee towards the chest as far as you can while keeping the posture of the lower back.
  • Return your right leg into position, and repeat the motion on the other side to complete a rep. You’ll get the feeling of walking up a hill.
  • Perform 3 sets of 25 reps.

5. Elbow Planks

Yoga Plank PoseTo do this:

  • Lie facedown and with your knees resting on the floor and your elbows bent so that your forearm lies on the ground, parallel to your body.
  • Push off the ground to raise your knees. Support your body with your forearms and toes.
  • Tighten your abdomen to keep yourself up and prevent your buttocks from sticking up.
  • Hold the position for 20 seconds or as long as you can.
  • Perform 3 times.

Do a Lot of Walking


Walking has a lot of benefits. It regulates your blood pressure, helps you lose some pounds, and alleviates stress. When you get the chance, you can add walking into your workout routine. Depending on its intensity, walking can also be a great cardio exercise.

Consider these walking tips:

  • Increase your walking time gradually.
  • Try brisk walking.
  • Integrate some hills into your walking routine.
  • Walk whenever you can.

Improve or Change Your Diet

Exercise is just half of the equation. If you want a slimmer waist and flat belly, you must be ready to say goodbye to some of the unhealthy foods you eat. In return, you can say hello to your dream body!

Now, starvation is not the key to losing fat. Instead of starving yourself, you should aim to make healthier and wiser decisions when it comes to what enters your mouth. It is hard and is probably more challenging than doing a regular workout. Remember, dedication and consistency are key.

Follow these diet tips for a smaller waist and flat tummy:

  • A balanced diet is an ideal diet. Start by consuming whole grains alongside servings of fruits and veggies. Make sure to go slow on fruits that have high sugar content such as grapes, pineapple, and ripe mango. Don’t forget to add protein sources such as eggs, lean meat, and fish.
  • Consume healthy fats. Not all fats are bad. Consuming the good ones is crucial to weight loss. Some foods high in good fats include nuts, seeds, coconut oil, and avocados.
  • Add more fiber to your diet. Fiber helps you stay full longer, so eating oats, fruits, barley, and green leafy vegetables should be included in your diet plan.
  • Start your day with a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it activates your metabolism and therefore helping you burn more calories as you get through the day. For breakfast, aim for a combination of whole wheat bread or whole-grain cereals, eggs, and some fruits.
  • Practice the “small, frequent eating” plan. This basically means eating smaller portions but more frequently. Rather than going all-in with the three meals a day, try to have 6 small meals every day.

Losing extra fats is achievable after all! This workout and diet plan is an effective way to trim your waistline and lose stubborn belly fat. Now that it has been revealed, it’s your turn to try it.

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Shiela Bayucan

Shiela Bayucan

Hi! I'm Shiela, I write for Sprout Origin - "little fingers hoping to change the world". I'm here to write some cool stuff about my journey as a human being. In boring days, I either hit the gym or stay in bed. I enjoy (very) short walks and discussions about travel, music, and fitness.

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