Anyone have tips for TIGHTENING UP fatty/flabby tummy, outer thighs/hips, & butt?
I've been eating 80/10/10, but with a little cooked/sugar/flour most days. & not enough calories (not due to anorexia or anything, just being busy/lazy). & not enough water. I bike like 2.5 hrs./wk. or more, dance really hard a few hours 2-3 times a month & occasionally do push-ups.
Though I'm tiny (around 5'4", 90-95ish lbs. - probably kinda underweight), I'm a pear shape so what little fat I have collects around my tummy, outer thighs/hips, & butt... a bloated/fatty/flabby/cellulite look.
Will a stricter 80/10/10 diet, water & patience do the trick?
Or will I need to also do lots of targeted exercises (like these for butt [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq1HnakX5C8] plus more for abs)? If so, which exercises give best results with least time & effort?
Thanks a TRILLION MILLION for any tips, friends :)
peace + sunshine,
Work hard! After about 3 months of consistent work you'll see your body in a whole new light.
Pilates and the barre method are the best ever, and 100 squats a day never hurt anyone.
Michelle - Callanetics, Pilates, barre, squats, consistent work, calories... gotcha... thank ya :)
Eating this forum endorsed food will support your exercise, but will not necessarily increase your metabolism like vigorous exercise, just an hour a day! (Or even the recommended, bottom of the basement recommended suggestion by the US government of only 20 minutes a day). Regardless of the exercise, the fat will come off. The targeted exercise will help ensure that when the fat comes off, you will be exposing firm butt and belly, not an untoned one.
When your metabolism is increased, it will burn better at rest, also. Each pound of lean muscle you add on will burn 50 calories/day at rest.
callanetics is sick, i restarted it this week! amazing results.