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How Do I Ditch The Hips And Get A Flat Belly

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A regular enquiry is – “How do I ditch the hips and get a flat belly?”.

Ditching the hips and getting a flat belly is a common goal among female clients.

Other areas are improving the bingo wings, the sides of your chest that poke out of a dress (not sideboob, I mean the bit where your chest meets shoulder) and toning legs.

So there’s a few things you can do to help improve the areas.

Train The Area

But wait, I thought you can’t spot reduce fat?

And that is absolutely correct.

However; there’s 2 reasons why I say train the area.

1. If you want to improve any area, you should train it.

With any part of the body, if you want it to become bigger, more toned, then you have to train it.

And the key to improving the physical appearance of any area of your body is to build some muscle tissue so that when you drop your bodyfat you get that sexy, sculpted look.

2. The psychological motivation

If you’re looking at ditching the hips and flattening your belly, then those areas are of concern to you.

They may be frustrating you, stressing you or outright making you feel like crap when you look in the mirror.

They may be limiting your choices when it comes to dressing up or going clothes shopping.

So by training, you get that positive feeling every time you leave the gym.

When you wake up the next morning feeling sore in those areas, you think ‘great, it’s working’.

This can very easily lead to you feeling better about yourself and viewing your own body in a better light.

And at the end of the day, increasing your satisfaction and motivation for the gym means you’re going to keep it up.

Which in the long run means you’re going to see great results.

It’s a win/win really.

Keeping Track On What Goes In Your Mouth

Now here comes the hard part.

You see, it’s not THAT hard to hit the gym 3 times a week.

In a 168 hour week, you might only need to commit 3 of those to going to the gym.

That means there’s 165 hours outside of the gym, outside of supervision that needs to be addressed.

And this is where good ole willpower and consistency comes into play.

We have to appreciate that those 3 hours in the gym is less than 2% of your week.

The other 98% is all on you.

As a coach, we can give you the best advice in the world.

However; we cannot follow you and spoon feed you.

So if you have croissants for breakfast, a curly wurly for lunch and cornflakes for dinner, then those hips and belly aren’t going to move too quick.

In order to start reducing your bodyfat levels to show off those sexy muscles and ditch those wobbly bits, we have to address you energy balance.

That means to amount of energy (calories) you ingest is less than the amount of energy you expend.

Therefore your body will need to tap into stored fuel to keep things ticking over.

And when this happens, it will start tapping into your fat stores.

So over time, you will see a visible reduction in your bodyfat.

And that’s fantastic news when it comes to shrinking those hips and flattening out your tummy.

My best advice would be to focus on good food choices.

Focus your main meals on lean meats and an array of vegetables and sensible portions of carbs.

Then once or twice a week you can enjoy a dessert or treat.

Be Realistic

If you currently take a trip to the Chinese 3 times a week, sneak a few glasses of wine and a bar of chocolate the size of an A4 envelope in, then by removing these alone will have a positive impact.

Improving your choices and your consistency will help massively.

And as you lean out you can keep on tweaking things to keep seeing results.

But if you are binging at weekends (Friday to Sunday eve) then don’t expect to see massive progress quickly.

You have to be realistic with your actions, because they will depict your outcome.

If your daily actions are in line with your goals then you WILL achieve them.

So don’t go getting pissed off if you don’t hit your goals when your actions don’t match what you want.

It may be just a case that you’re not fully ready to go all in.

And that’s cool too.

Just start building a foundation for yourself now with good practices.

Hit the gym 3 times a week, get out for a walk and start becoming more conscious of your food choices.

This will ensure that when you’re ready to turn it up a notch you’ve already built a good base.

And you’ll soon start seeing better results for yourself and feel great.

Hope this helped.

As always, if you’ve any questions feel free to ask.

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Colm Duignan

Colm Duignan

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