Try exercises that work the smaller, supportive muscles of the body. These are important muscles if you want to reshape your body. A few excellent workouts to try: The Tracy Anderson Method and Exhale Core Fusion.
If your usual routine includes 20 minutes of cardio and you are not happy with the results - simply push yourself and increase it to 30 minutes - you will see a difference.
For flat abs and a tiny waist, crunches just won't cut it. Plank exercises are a great way to a sleek mid-section in just minutes a day. Try working the plank in all directions.
Drinking Tonic Water can help relax muscles. It contains quinine, a natural substance, which gently relaxes muscles.
Don't skip breakfast! Metabolism slows while you sleep and eating a healthy breakfast revs it up again. As a result, you will actually burn more calories throughout the day than if you had skipped breakfast.
Adding hot peppers to your diet temporarily speeds metabolism - toss a few cayenne or jalapeno peppers into your favorite soup or add to your next stir fry.
Hula Hoops are not just for children - they are a great - and fun - way to whittle your mid-section.
Side lunges work inner and outer thighs. Start with 15 lunges - alternating each side - and work your way up to 30. Do this three times per week to re-shape your thighs. It really works!
Try this cellulite fighting scrub for dimpled areas: Combine 1 cup raw sugar, 1/2 cup of fresh coffee grounds, 1/2 cup of grapeseed, apricot, sweet almond or olive oil, 1 tsp of organic honey. Massage onto damp skin and rinse. The caffeine stimulates skin and also is also an excellent anti-oxidant.
A Magnesium deficiency may prevent you from losing unwanted body fat. Magnesium is a mineral - and in addition to preventing muscle soreness and fatigue, it also increases DHEA levels - which regulate stress levels and promote better sleep as well as fat loss.
The color of your plate can actually affect how much you eat. Red, orange and yellow dinnerware stimulate the appetite - while blue plates will help you eat less.
Don't totally eliminate fat from your diet. Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, help you feel more satisfied and fuller longer. As a matter of fact, walnuts contain a high amount of Omega 3 fatty acids, which help burn body fat and also rebuild muscles.
Go for a 20 -30 minute walk right after your largest meal of the day. It aids in digestion and weight loss.
Avoid the inner aisles of the grocery store, which tend to have more processed foods than the outer areas, which contain fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy.
The healthy way to eat pasta is to always make sure it is cooked al dente. In addition to tasting much better, it also prevents starch from rapidly increasing blood sugar.
Brushing your tongue can actually decrease cravings for salty snacks.