Hips can be a problematic area for many women, even those who are quite slim. However, there are ways you can disguise your hips and make them appear smaller, by just adapting your style. We will address this first, before talking about health practices and exercises which can also help achieve a smaller waist.
The first thing to think about when deciding on an outfit is the style of pants you choose to wear. Pants with wide legs will create the look of more balance throughout the body and will make the hips appear slimmer. These styles of pants will also take attention away from the problem area. Avoid any clothes which fit too tightly, as these will only accentuate the problem area. Pants which sit too loose will also make the area appear larger. Instead, opt for a size which fits perfectly; so always ensure you try them on before purchasing. The most flattering styles for wider hips include bootleg and flare cut. More helpful style tips on how to get a smaller waist and look slimmer are discussed below
Fashion Tips on How To Make Your Waist Smaller
When picking a skirt or dress to wear, your best option is to go for one which is an a-line. A-Line skirts will skim any problem areas on the bottom half, and will flatter most body shapes. Wrap dresses are also flattering, as they make the waist and the hips appear smaller. As you are looking to take attention away from the lower half of your body, you should wear strong colors and patterns on the upper half, to draw attention to this area.
Keep the bottom half simple, as this will give your hip area the appearance of looking smaller. Jewelry worn on the top half of the body will also draw attention towards this area, and away from the lower half. Do not wear any embellishments or pockets on the hips, as this will only make the area appear bigger.
Emphasize any areas of your body which are smaller, that you would like to show off. For instance, if you have a slim stomach, then wear a top or dress which will fit snugly in the area and bring attention to it. Longer style tops, such as tunics, will also make the hip area appear smaller, as they will skim over the area.
When looking for colors to wear on your bottom half, always go for darker colors, as these will make the bottom half, particularly the hip area, appear smaller. If you decide to wear pants, a skirt or dress with stripes, then make sure they are vertical rather than horizontal, as horizontal lines will guarantee to make the area look bigger.
If you can manage to walk in them, then a pair of heels is a good way to give the impression of slimmer hips. Heels will elongate the body and balance out your shape, making it look like you have a slimmer lower half. Even if you do not want to wear massive heels, it is always a good idea not to wear completely flat shoes if you want to make your hips look slimmer. Flat shoes tend to make anyone look bigger on the bottom half, particularly petite ladies.
Health Tips on How To Make Your Waist Smaller
If you wish to transform your waist line to a sexy one, then ponder no more. There are simple things you can do to make your waist smaller than your current waistline.
What should you do? First of all, you should lose the fat on your tummy. The fact is there is a reason why your waist size is bigger than average. So how do you get rid of it? Follow these simple steps to reduce your belly fat.
You should have a proper diet, because diet is a major factor in losing the fat around your middle section. Diet is also the cause of fat depositing in your tummy area. So, you have to eat right to be in good shape. Eat fruits and vegetables as well as a diet high in fiber. Be conscious of what you eat.
1. Create an Exercise Program for Yourself
The plan you make should be followed. You can start yourself off with simple exercises, like walking around your neighborhood for about thirty minutes to an hour. Walking is considered a low-intensity exercise, but it is very effective once it is done consistently. Swimming is a good cardio exercise also, and therefore is good for the whole body. If you go swimming at the beach, you can also benefit from getting a tan! You can also try alternating running and exercise for a few minutes.
The important factor in this area is consistency and regularity. When you exercise, you should not stop. You should do it consistently even if you already lost those pesky pounds.
Once you shed that belly fat, you can then move on to sit-ups and crunches. With these exercises, you will strengthen your muscles in the abdominal region and make your stomach leaner.
2. Start a Healthier Lifestyle
This comes first even before we get into any exercise or diet tips. How you lead your life has a tremendous influence on how you lose fat. A few tips include: getting enough sleep (7 hours a night at least), reducing stress as much as possible as it has been shown that stress leads to increased belly fat, drinking more water, and being as active as possible (not including exercise).
3. Don’t over-emphasize on Waist Exercises for Now
These are important to tone your abs, but they should take up a minimal portion of your workouts because these aren’t the best fat burning exercises. You need to focus more on the kind of workouts that burn fat, mainly multi-jointed strength and cardio exercises. Also, no matter how much you work out, you can forget about shrinking your waist if your diet isn’t good.
You can’t out-train a bad diet plan. It’s just impossible. So, make sure you eat solid and healthy food. Stick to fresh, home cooked, unprocessed food as much as possible. Lay off the fast and fried food, avoid white flour and non-complex carbohydrates, and reduce alcohol consumption.
4. Prepare Mentally
When you are ready in your mind and heart, working your way to a sexy curve won’t be as hard as it seems. Once you are physically and mentally prepared, you should accompany your preparation with the right attitude. That includes having a lot of motivation and determination to achieve your precious goal of waist size conversion to a smaller size.
Waist size conversion of your current waist is tough if you keep on thinking of it as a hard thing for you to do. If you are willing to achieve those sexy 36-24-36 curves, you will make it if you put your mind to it. And you will stop wishing you had a Barbie doll body because you already have one!
5. Increase Your Sleep Time
Most individuals don’t understand just how important it is to get an adequate amount of sleep; not just to lose weight and fat, but to prevent gaining weight and fat, and to maintain their overall health.
Not getting enough sleep can affect the secretion of cortisol. This chemical regulates your appetite. Because of this, if you just so happen not to get enough sleep nightly, you may keep feeling those overwhelming hunger pangs… even if you feel as though you’ve eaten enough!
Also, another negative effect of not getting enough sleep is that it forces your body to store fat. This is because not having enough sleep can affect your body’s ability to metabolize carbohydrates properly. This will lead to high blood sugar levels… which leads to more insulin… which leads to fat gain and possible diseases (diabetes being the most common). What I recommend for you to do is very simple: Get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep every night.
6. Avoid Developing Hunger Pangs and Cravings
It’s important to your journey that you avoid doing things directly that can cause you to become excessively hungry or tempted with bad foods. Some of those things I mentioned above, others include: not getting enough sleep, food shopping when hungry, skipping breakfast, and not getting enough protein and fiber, to name a few.
When it comes to attempting to lose weight and inches off your waist, make small changes at a time. Not only will you find it much simpler to keep up with your current diet regimen but also keeping up the level of workout performance. Even the modest changes you make, such as drinking water rather than soda will assist you with achieving your goals.
Although it may be more convenient to eat the takeout from the container, it is not good. Instead, put it on a plate so you can understand how much you are eating, and if it is a healthy portion for your body’s needs. Once on the plate, sit down as you would with any other meal and savor every bite by eating it slowly. Also, to assist, prevent the cravings you may get when eating smaller portions by having six smaller, healthy meals each day rather than the three you would normally.
It is crucial that your new diet for weight loss have plenty of fiber in it. So you should be looking to eat at least 2 or 3 cups of vegetables each day, along with two pieces of fruit. It is best if you ensure that the fruit you eat still has its skin on. Just because your diet contains more fiber does not mean it has to have more carbohydrates in it. What you need to be doing is eating foods that are high in fiber and carbs such as broccoli, green beans, onions, tomatoes, and leeks.
Along with eating fresher, more wholesome foods each day, you need to increase your intake of water as well. By reducing the amount of processed, sugary foods and drinks in your diet, it will help you meet your goals of losing inches off your waist. If you are unsure as to what foods and drinks you should be eating, there are plenty of good nutritional books available both from bookstores, libraries, and online.
Never do everything at once, but make changes in your lifestyle (exercise), and diet gradually. Doing this, you will find it much easier to make changes to your life on a daily basis. For example, reducing how many cans of soda you have each day and replacing it with water or eating some fruit in its place. Not only will it be much healthier for you, but it will benefit your waist as well.
When it comes to exercise, make sure that you carry out a routine that you are happy and comfortable with. Remember to make your workouts as much fun as possible to ensure that you motivate yourself to keep up with it. However, as well as being fun, make sure that it is something that will challenge you. As soon as you find a routine that works for you, then you will find it much easier to keep up with it.
If you follow these general guidelines, you will find it much easier to have a smaller, more toned waistline.
Hector is the founder of Nightmare Workout, where he and his associates blog about their years of experience in the professional fitness world. He enjoys sharing his knowledge so that he may help others become well-informed and find direction on how to begin their road to fitness and become physically fit. He will gladly take any questions and do some research to help you find the answers, if needed. Problems – Solved!