A snatched waist is a waist that is much more slender than the bust and hips, creating that coveted hourglass figure. You might also sometimes see a corset or a similar compression garment referred to as a “waist snatcher.” So how exactly can you get a snatched waist? Here are our seven top tips for getting a snatched waist, including shapewear, diet and exercise:
1. Try out shapewear.
Unfortunately, the other techniques on this list take time to work, usually weeks or even months. That doesn’t help if you have a special event this weekend and are trying to get a snatched waist in just a few days. A waist cincher or another form of shapewear will give you a snatched waist in record time so you can look fantastic for your big event. From light to firm compression, you can choose how much tummy control you have and what the end result looks like.
2. Drink plenty of water.
Drinking enough water is one of the best things you can do for your health. If you’re dehydrated, your body will retain water, which will lead to swelling and bloating. Sometimes, you can also mistake thirst cravings for hunger cravings, which will prompt you to eat more food than you really need to. Most adults need between 2.7 and 3.7 liters of fluid intake a day to stay hydrated. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try infusing it with vegetables or fruit or making some cold herbal tea.
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3. Eat a healthy diet.
Eating a healthy diet is key to maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight. Try to avoid processed or packaged foods, sugar and refined carbs. Instead, opt for whole grains, lots of produce and lean meats. While a little bit of sweets, dairy and red meat is okay, keep an eye on your fats and sugar consumption to make sure that you aren’t going overboard. It’s better to consume small indulgences in moderation than to swing between strict dieting and binging lots of unhealthy food at once.
4. Watch out for bloating triggers.
Bloating is basically the opposite of a snatched waist. While some bloating triggers are unavoidable (like your period), there are certain foods and drinks that you can avoid to help reduce bloating. While everyone’s body is different and has different triggers, some common causes of bloating include beans, lentils, broccoli and carbonated drinks. Keep track of when you bloat and what foods you have eaten so you can narrow down your personal trigger foods.
5. Do your cardio.
Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories and sculpt your body. There are many different kinds of cardio out there — everything from aerobics to running — so you can find something that you enjoy and want to keep doing. Try to do at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise three times a week, and build up from there. Cardio will help burn fat all over your body, including your waist, so it should definitely be part of your weekly routine.
6. Build your muscles.
In addition to cardio, you also need to do strength training. Not only will building your muscles help burn even more calories, but it can also make your waist look smaller by comparison. If you build the muscles in your shoulders and butt, your waist will begin to look smaller as your muscles grow. Try incorporating bodyweight exercises, resistance bands and/or dumbbells into your exercise routine a couple of days per week.
7. Exercise your core.
Target training doesn’t work, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t work your core. Doing regular core work will not only tone your abs, it will also make it easier to carry yourself with good posture, which automatically makes your waist look more snatched. Physically exercising your core will also squeeze out any bloating or gas and make your midsection look thinner.
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