With the arrival of summer, the desire of many to show off a flat stomach on the beach or in the pool also arrives. However, it is an area that generates insecurity for many women for aesthetic reasons, but it can also be an indication of a health problem.
In fact, in 2018, the Spanish Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (SECPRE) carried out the study "The reality of cosmetic surgery in Spain 2017-2018", in which 400,000 patients who had undergone surgery were interviewed. surgery that year. Of which,83.4% were women, and the rest (16.6%), men, and 20.92% of the women had undergone liposuction, and 12.92% had undergone abdominoplasty (removal of fat from the abdomen).
Why does fat accumulate in the abdomen and in other "difficult areas"?
Each person has a different body morphology, so fat deposits are distributed in different ways: in men, for example, the deposits are found mainly on the abdomen, flanks or jowls, while in women they are on the hips, thighs, knees, legs, abdomen, or arms.
Why does fat accumulate? It can be due to bad habits, whether it is following a diet rich in fat and with few fruits and vegetables, following a sedentary life with little physical activity, problems managing stress or anxiety... But it can also be a problem of hormones or other factors beyond our control.
As we said before, fat accumulates in deposits. Some of them have been classified as "difficult areas", as they are areas in which it is difficult to eliminate fat. The abdomen is one of them, so sometimes physical exercise and following healthy habits are not enough to have a flat stomach.
Abdominal swelling, what causes it?
Another reason many people feel insecure about this area is due to abdominal swelling. Why does the abdomen swell? Food intolerances, stress, lack of sleep, poor eating habits or having a slow digestion influence.
Flat stomach goal: the best ways to achieve it through a healthy routine
Do you want to know how to get a flat stomach? First of all, you should know that having a flat abdomen requires time and dedication, since it implies following a series of habits that require discipline.
Do physical activity
To eliminate fat, you have to do physical exercise, preferably one that increases energy expenditure and helps burn calories both while training and at rest. Some exercises for a flat abdomen are HIIT, GAP or Core.
It is important not to limit yourself to focused exercises, but to work all muscle groups to promote fat burning in general. So forget about routines focused on abdominals, and add some leg, arm, back and a little cardio to your exercises to have a flat abdomen. You will see how you notice the results!
Improve your posture
Improving body posture will also help visually show off a flat abdomen. If you align the pelvis and the spine, you will be less stooped, so the belly will not be visually appreciated.
Take care of your diet
To promote fat burning —especially at the beginning—, you have to achieve a caloric deficit, that is, spend more calories than you eat. Thus, our body goes to fat reserves to transform it into energy.
In addition to the caloric deficit, it is important to follow a rich and balanced diet, reducing the consumption of fats and tilting the balance in favor of fruits and vegetables.
Other tips you can follow to get a flat stomach and avoid abdominal swelling are:
- Do not eat copious meals, much less before going to sleep.
- Eat smaller meals or eat less calorically dense foods.
- Eat five nutrient-dense meals a day.
First of all, don't get obsessed with calories and caloric deficit. If you stay active and exercise your body as we recommended in the first section, you will feel better and you will want to continue implementing new healthy habits. It is not necessary to force the process, it is about taking care of your health!
Another tip for a flat stomach is to drink water and stay hydrated. If you have bloating problems, try drinking a glass on an empty stomach, as soon as you wake up.
Follow a good sleep routine and rest properly
Did you know that not resting properly or having poor sleep habits influences our weight and our appetite? Lack of sleep causes the hormones responsible for regulating appetite to be altered, which is why it is so important to have a good sleep routine and rest properly.
To achieve this, it is important not to go to bed on a full stomach; it is better to wait a couple of hours before go to sleep. Creating a kind of “ritual” or routine that helps you fall asleep can also help.
Other tips that can help you have a flat stomach
Cosmetic products that help eliminate flaccidity and promote fat burning can be a good complement to achieve that flat abdomen that you would like to have so much. eye! There are no miracle products, so they do not replace the above, but they can enhance or complement it.
Resorting to non-surgical treatments, such as cool sculpting (medical cryolipolysis), may be another option.
No matter the situation: show off a flat stomach with these clothes
It is undeniable that having a flat stomach can be a very difficult task, that is why it is important to have some clothes in the closet that help us show off a flat stomach, especially in special events.
In our catalog you will find a wide range of girdles, with different lengths and coverages. So you can choose the one that best suits you depending on the situation.
The full or body shape girdle is ideal to wear under the dress at that wedding you have this summer. With this type, you will also avoid the uncomfortable rubbing of the thighs, so your legs will not suffer. But if you are one of the lucky ones who does not suffer from this discomfort, you can opt for a subtle dress-type girdle. You won't notice you're wearing it! If your outfit is going to be one of those high-waisted pantsuits and jackets that are so fashionable, you can choose a waist girdle with extra-strong control, which will only shape your abdomen area.
For your day to day life, there are various models of classic girdle briefs that will stylize your figure even to go for bread.
Do you want to show off a flat stomach in the pool? It's possible with our tummy control swimsuits! If you want to show off a flat stomach regardless of the event or the time of year, at Leonisa you will find different products with which you will look spectacular.
Do not miss this infographic that summarizes the tips and clothing that can help you achieve the figure you want: