All of us wish for a toned and flat tummy. But what do you do for it? Do you follow a diet program, exercise everyday or listen to other's advice randomly?
Many people try different things and lose weight but get flabby and lose abdominal skin also. Why does this happen? It is because when you go on a crash diet or a very hard workout and start losing weight very quickly your skin loses its elasticity. You have to maintain it while losing weight.
There are many ways to keep your abdominal skin and whole body toned and fit. Let's see what you can do to get a toned and sexy tummy.
Nourish your skin: If you are following an exercise regime to get a slim or lean look, you have to nourish your skin also. Skin loses its elasticity over time. Use a good moisturizer and apply it on your abdominal area, legs and hands also. Using moisturizer everyday will help your body maintain its elasticity when you lose weight.
Exfoliate: Use a loofah or a good body scrub to exfoliate your skin. It helps remove dead skin and make the new skin generate itself. Exfoliate your skin at least thrice in a week but make sure you don't be harsh with your skin. Otherwise you can get rashes or flaky skin.
Lose weight slowly: Everyone wants to lose weight quickly but the fact is, it is not good for you. When you lose more than three pounds in a week your skin becomes very loose. To maintain your skin's elasticity, follow proper exercise regime and don't over exert yourself.
Stomach crunches: It naturally helps you to tighten your abdominal skin as you use your abdominal muscles to perform stomach crunches. Stomach crunches are a really fast and easy way to tone your skin and it helps build muscles also.
Physical activities: Daily exercise in a gym can be boring at times so there are many other activities that will help your body regain a toned shape. You can join aerobics, yoga and zumba dance classes. Cycling is also a very good activity.
Stay hydrated: Water is a very important component to maintain skin elasticity. One should drink at least two liters of water every day from both food and drinks. If you are not able to drink normal water, you can always choose drinks of your choice.
Proper diet: Your eating habits make a big difference in your life. There are two necessary components, elastic and collagen, which you have to include in your diet. They help your skin to stay plump and elastic. Protein-rich foods such as cottage cheese, milk, legumes, tofu, nuts, beans, seeds and fish all contain collagen and elastin forming components.