Today, having a flat tummy, or better yet a more chiselled midsection, is the new definition of beautiful. This is the message being conveyed in magazines, film, and even television shows.
While there are those that say we should embrace the body that we have, this should also not stop us from sculpting our way to that near-ideal body that we have been dreaming of without necessarily turning to expensive liposuction and side effects-riddled weight loss medications.
Focusing on abdominal workouts can help you start on your journey of learning to love your body.
What Makes Women Lose their Confidence?
More than 70 per cent of women complain about their tummies not being flat enough and that this is a major factor in the reduction in their self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth.
They see themselves as being sloppy, making them feel unnecessarily uncomfortable that even their intimate social relationships suffer. Many women who have these issues ultimately report of increased dissatisfaction with almost everything in their lives.
That being the case, having a flatter or more toned abdomen is one of the keys to regaining one’s self-confidence and self-esteem and hopefully pave the way to loving one’s body a lot more.
Understanding Your Options: Weight Loss Pills vs. Surgical Intervention vs. Abdominal Workout
There are many ways in which one can flatten the tummy, but there’s only one proven method that will make it look firm and well-toned.
1. Weight Loss Pills
Weight loss pills can diminish the fat in the abdomen but this will only yield in equally-unsightly flabs of skin dangling off one’s torso. These may have to be removed via surgery which typically means additional costs, not to mention the associated risks.
2. Surgical Method
One can also go with a combination of liposuction and tummy tuck, but if you really do not have the financial resources for it, the complications of surgery notwithstanding, going under the knife is definitely not a good way to go.
3. Abdominal Workout
Performing well-executed abdominal exercises as well as core muscle exercises can help not only strengthen the various muscles of the abdomen, but also help tone it. This takes time, yet patience is a virtue that pays off huge dividends in the fitness world.
When you target the abdominal muscles through crunches, sit-ups, scissors, mountain climbers, rolling planks, and the like, you are essentially giving your body the right tool to keep on burning subcutaneous and visceral fat located in the abdomen. Fat will melt away as the muscles will use up the energy that has been stored in these tissues.
Provided that you also observe dietary practices exercising your abdominals can lead to groups of muscles that are so efficient in their function that they keep on utilising calories even several hours have already elapsed since your last workout.
So, even if you don’t exercise that too frequently, you can bet that your abdominal muscles will provide you with a much better way of utilising the energy that you consume every single time you dine.
In the long run, this can lead to not only a flatter tummy but a more defined abdominals. This is how you can start loving your body a little bit more.