QuietYearning Logo Light

About Us

Contact Us

Sign Up

How To Get A Slimmer Waist – 4 Helpful Tips

by | Ideas

Aug 1, 2020

Okay, so during this lockdown, with our movement put on hold, putting on weight has become much easier, while losing it much harder. But not to worry, this article will help you achieve your slimmer waist goals as long as you follow the women’s guide to getting a slimmer waist and persevere. You can reach your goal.

First of all, I just want to put it out there that the guide to getting a slimmer waist in this article will work for everyone. Regardless of what body shape or size you are. So, don’t worry, as long as you give it your best, you will surely reach your goal.

Also, you can’t solve a problem without ever knowing what it really is, can you? Before anything, we need to briefly look into why you don’t have a slimmer waist.

The first and more obvious reason is that your body fat is covering your waist. It is just that simple. The second reason is genetics. Genetics because we all have different body types, and we really can’t do anything about that. It’s just how we come. Luckily, these guides to get a slimmer waist will still be useful. But depending on your body type, you may require more or less time to reach your final goal.

Now that all that is out of the way, let’s get into it! 

1. Diet and Nutrition

You just can’t out-train a bad diet. No matter how many workouts you do, you will never achieve whatever body goals you’re looking for if you have a bad diet. So, before you start planning your workout routine, you have to pick out your diet plan.

Pick out a diet plan that works best for you, something you are comfortable with because it will be easier to keep up with it in the long run. Contrary to what many seem to believe, a diet doesn’t mean skipping meals. It just means eating healthier.

Whatever diet plan you go with, there are a few things you have to avoid at all costs.

  • Junk food: That means no more pastries, baked goods like; pizza, burgers, and take-aways.
  • Candy: processed sugars are obviously a big no-no, that includes chocolate and even ice cream.
  • Sugar filled drinks; avoid these at all costs
  • Processed and packaged food

All these may seem like a lot to avoid at first. However, when trying to get a slimmer waist, you have to avoid these foods that can increase your body fat. On the bright side, there are tons of healthier foods that are even tastier than most of them.

Now that you know what to avoid let’s look at what foods you should lean towards.

  • Proteins: Try to get enough protein as it helps boost muscle growth.
  • Greens and veggies: When trying to lose that body fat, opt for foods with high fiber. They help your digestion and keep you fuller.
  • Drink lots of water: Water will help flush out toxins and fill your stomach, helping you stay filled up much longer.
  • Get healthy fats: Yes, there are healthy fats. You will find them in foods like olive oil, nuts, avocados, real grass-fed butter, and much more.
  • Fruits: Fruits are great as light snacks to keep you going. Plus, there are a ton of fruits out there, so there’s something for everyone.

2. Cardio and Exercise

As you should know by now, to get a slimmer waist, you need to reduce your body fat level. Luckily, cardio is one of the most effective ways to achieve that. There are a few types of cardio out there, like running, jogging, skipping, etc.

The most effective is the (HIIT) High-Intensity Interval Training. The HIIT is short and fast and will require a burst of energy, leaving you feeling exhausted after.

Cardio is great and very effective for reducing body fat levels. But to sculpt your waist, you will also need to look into some strength training exercises.

Strength training doesn’t only apply to getting a bulkier physique and all. To get a slimmer waist, you need to target the waist muscles and your core. The best and most effective to do this is with strength training.

Smaller waist

Photo by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash

So, let’s take a look at some of the strength training exercises that target these areas.

  • Crunches
  • Toe touch
  • V-ups
  • Leg raises
  • V- crunch
  • Knee tuck
  • Flutter kicks
  • Scissor kicks
  • Jackknife
  • Plank
  • Bird dog

The good thing about all these exercises is that they target your core, abdominals, and waist area, which you want when trying to get a slimmer waist.

Also, another good thing is that they can all be done from the comfort of your own home without using any equipment other than your mat. So, no need to visit the gym.

Now, let’s take a look at weighted exercises for a smaller waist, shall we?

  • Weighted squats
  • Deadlift
  • Weighted hip thrust

If you’re going for a slim waist with an hourglass physique, these three weighted exercises will definitely sculpt your physique.

Remember, everything takes time. So, give it a while. Form a routine around these exercises, try to stick with the routine, and you will surely see results.

Before we move on, there are some exercises you should avoid when trying to get a slimmer waist. Some of which are;

  • Russian twists
  • Weighted oblique exercises
  • Dumbbell side bends
  • Side V crunches
  • Side planks
  • Cable twist
  • Side crunches

Why? You may be asking. These exercises work to grow the muscles around the waist, making it look wider. Therefore, it is not what you’re going for, right? So, you have to avoid them.

3. Yoga

The practice of yoga is complete, in the sense that there is a yoga pose for everything. Yes, including getting a slimmer waist. The few yoga poses that help reduce the waistline are;

  • Triangle pose (Trikonasana)
  • Boat pose (Navasana)
  • Bow pose (Dhanurasana)
  • Easy seated twist pose (Parivritta Sukhasana)
  • Reverse warrior pose (Virabhadrasana)

So, if you’re trying to get a slimmer waist, these yoga poses are definitely worth trying. Besides, they not only reduce your waistline but also help strengthen your core, increasing your flexibility.

4. Don’t Give Up

Even after following all these and doing everything right, you may not get the results you want at first. Don’t worry, just remember that all changes made to the body take time. It doesn’t happen overnight. But as long as you stick with it and stay motivated, you are sure to reach your goal.

In conclusion, there are many articles and home remedies out there on how to get a slimmer waist in a few days or even a week. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Besides, there are no magic drinks or remedies out there to get a slimmer waist.

Also, you’ll need to put in the work and effort to achieve your goal. The next time you come across any of these “remedies,” don’t be tempted. Stick with your diet plan and workout routines. You’ll be there in no time.

By Emilie Schleif

Emilie Schleif is a Lifestyle Writer at Whatsdalatest, where she covers all things relationships and wellness—born and raised in La Canada Flintridge. She currently lives in Hamburg and loves running, hiking, and walking with her dog, Jasper.

Read Next

How to keep your phone conversations interesting
How to keep your phone conversations interesting

Some women still prefer phone calls to texts. This was the result of a survey we conducted by email. More than half of the women said they would rather talk to their lover, or a potential lover, on a phone call than through texting. It goes to show that when it comes...

How to Choose the Right Perfume
How to Choose the Right Perfume

Choosing the right perfume can be difficult sometimes. You end up choosing a perfume that you think you like, only for you to go days and weeks in, and find out that it may not have been for you. In this article, we guide you through how to choose the right perfume...

The Anatomy of Nice Guys
The Anatomy of Nice Guys

Nice guys are almost always all the same. There are no special ones. In fact, it is that thought or belief that makes them nice guys in the first place. The "I am special" thought. In this article, we will be showing you the anatomy of nice guys. What makes them nice...

10 types of students you see in every classroom
10 types of students you see in every classroom

In this article, we take some readers down memory lane while also exploring the present but hilarious reality of others. Here are the 10 different types of students that have been over the years. Which are you? 1. The Latecomers These students never arrive early to...

10 Unexpected Things Women Might Find Puzzling About Men
10 Unexpected Things Women Might Find Puzzling About Men

Women often say that men are quite easy to understand. This is not true, most of the time, as there are a number of things women may never know about men. No matter how close they get to these men. In this article, we will be showing you weird things women don't know...

10 different types of people when angry
10 different types of people when angry

Everyone gets angry. But not everyone's expression of anger is the same. Some express anger in very weird and funny ways. Others do so in very dangerous ways. Which one are you? In this article, you will find out. Do not be surprised if you find out that you are a mix...

Get our relationship newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest relationship updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest