Girl, I know that you’re smart and know that spot weight reduction is a myth and isolated training won’t give you any results. However, cardio exercise does burn off fat all around the body and to get a defined waist with a slimmer, streamlined stomach, combine cardio with oblique exercises.

Step 1. Exercise with cardio at least 4 times per week for 45 minutes or longer. You can do any kind of cardio of your choice: biking, swimming, jogging, or even brisk walking. The more intense is the exercise, the more calories are burnt, so you may lose weight faster.


Step 2. Your time likes easily digested foods that don’t cause bloating. You belly likes small portions. Don’t eat simple carbs and sugar and eat 3 times per day, avoiding snacks. Why? Insulin, fat-storing hormone, is released every time you eat and it doesn’t let you burn deep adipose fat. Ditching added sugar is one of the best ways to clean up your diet. Added sugar is found in foods and beverages like cookies, candies, even sports drinks, and soft drinks. So, don’t overeat and go for protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Cut down on the number of calories you eat by 300. To lose a pound per week through diet alone, cut 500 calories per day.

Step 3. Work on your obliques and core, the muscles that wrap around your waist. Try doing Russian twists, leg lifts, squats, side planks and planks. You can also try hot yoga, because thanks to the high temperature in the room, you’re burning calories more effectively while visceral fat is melting on your eyes!

Step 4. Try Intermittent Fasting 16/8. You have an 8-hour eating window and for the rest 16 hours you’re fasting. A large review of studies found that an intermittent fasting helped to reduce visceral fat by 10% over a period of 6-10 weeks! You eat and lose weight! According to dr. Daryl Gioffre, a celebrity nutritionist, when you fast for 16 hours, your blood sugar and insulin levels lower, which increases your metabolic rate. When this happens, your body has no other choice but to start burning your body's stored fat for energy.

Step 5. Keep track of your results: take your hip and waist measurements, take a photo of your waist, and weigh yourself. Check the same measurements and photo after two weeks of following your plan. You’ll fall in love with the results! Keep going on and work hard on your goal!

Girl, you need a holistic approach to lose the weight on your sides. But I’m sure that if you follow these 5 steps, you won’t recognize you trimmed waist in 3 weeks!