Whether you want to wear a bikini with confidence, try out a trendy crop-top, or comfortably slide into your skinny jeans, having a toned tummy can boost your self-confidence, improve your appearance, and make your clothes fit more comfortably.
If you’re looking for ways to get a toned tummy you can show off with pride, keep reading.
1. Choose Exercises That Strengthen Your Core
Having a strong core and toned muscles is a great way to improve the appearance of your abs as well as the rest of your body. The following exercises will help you strengthen your core and tone your tummy—add a few to your workout routine.
- Planks—Start with a simple plank with both hands and feet on the ground. As you build up strength, try lifting one leg up, raising an arm, or doing side planks.
- V-Ups—Start out flat on your back. Raise your torso and your legs at the same time and try to reach your toes with your hands while keeping your arms and legs straight.
- Reverse Crunches—Start out on your back with your arms by your side. Keep your torso still and your arms in place while you raise your legs toward the ceiling. Lift your lower back up off the floor as you contract your abdominal muscles.
2. Alter Your Diet
Eating the right food can help you keep your tummy trim, while other foods can cause bloating. For a flat stomach, drink plenty of water, eat fruits and vegetables, and avoid foods with lots of sugar and salt.
3. Ask About Abdominoplasty
After you’ve done your part to tone your tummy by improving your diet and strengthening your core, it may be time to call in the pros. No matter how hard you work, there are sometimes bulges of fat and stubborn areas that are difficult to improve. This is particularly true if you’ve recently given birth or lost a lot of weight. An abdominoplasty (commonly known as a tummy tuck) can help you get the body you deserve. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Malamet to learn more about this option.