#1 Check Your Body Fat
The first thing you need to do is check if you are meeting your body fat that’s recommended.
You can check with your doctor or if you own a gym membership, stop by and get a free check. You can find ways online to do it too if you prefer to do it yourself.
#2 What is the Best Body Fat Percentage for a Curvy Body
So you have your body fat percentage results, what’s next? If you are 35% or over, you’ll need to diet properly so your body can lose some fat.
And don’t be worried about losing fat on your hips. If dieting is done properly, you will lose most of the fat from your midsection well before the hips begin to shrink.
If your BF% result is 25 or under, it is time to make a few adjustments to your diet. 25% body fat is usually considered optimal for curves.
Your midsection would be moderately thin so you will only need to gain a little weight in the right areas.
You may still try to burn belly fat but diet would not be the right solution.
Your calorie intake can remain as is butt start eating foods to build your butt. You should concentrate on a great core toning routine and exercises for building a better butt.
Your body fat is under 18% it is time to certainly start eating better. Your hormone levels may having been decreasing at this point.
If you go to the gym often, it may be time to take a break and start eating some healthy fats and calories plus cholesterol if your estrogen levels are low.
Low estrogen level have side effects that includes shrunken hips, breast and thighs just to name a few.
#3 Exercises For A Smaller Waist
If your body fat is over 18% it is time to formulate a workout plan! This part can be fun depending on your perspective.
Who doesn’t enjoy planning to look good? So in creating your routine, remember the key to achieving bigger hips and a smaller waist is to target the right areas with the correct workout.
A good suggestion is high repetitions for your core routine targeting the entire midsection and low reps with weights for toning the butt and hips.
Here are some exercises to work the core. Choose at least from each section then do it two to three times per week.
The “body carving” exercises for a smaller waist
Do the routine in the video 3 – 4 Times a week.
They will not only give you results but will burn away excess fat in the lower belly area giving you that flat sexy tummy.
Try to be more aware of what you eat. Ensure that you avoid junk foods and eat mostly vegetables, Fibrous foods, fruits and drink lots of water.
Other Workouts You can Include [Optional]
1. Side Plank-Up
Aims at toning the inner thighs, oblique, rectus and transversus abdominis.
Lie on your side forming a straight line from head to feet, resting on your forearm.
Your elbow must be directly below your shoulder. Gently contract your abdominal muscles and lift your hips off the floor while maintaining the line.
Ensure your hips are stacked and your neck is in line with your spine. Hold here for 25-40 seconds then lower. Repeat 2 – 3 times, then switch sides. (If you find this too challenging, do it with bent knees.)
2. The Russian Twist
This exercise firms and tones the muscles on your sides and burns fat in the midsection with its twisting motions.
To perform the Russian twist, sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground then lean back so you form a V between your torso and your thighs at a 45 degree angle or so.
Ensure you keep a straight spine and you can have your feet propped under something sturdy or ask someone to hold them for you to help maintain form.
Lace your fingers together out in front of you then rotate then as far to the right as you can go, pause then bring your arms back around and go to the left as far as you can.
That completes one rep, repeat 10 – 15 times.
Build your shoulders and chest
Placing emphasis on the upper body does make the waistline seem smaller, therefore, you can incorporate some chest and shoulder workouts into your routine to help give the illusion that your waistline is smaller than it is.