Best Tips for a Flat Stomach: Tummy Tuck Alternatives
Having a new baby. Often it’s the happiest time of your life. You’ve counted the fingers and toes, verified he or she is healthy, and probably pronounced your child as the most perfect in creation. At first, you don’t even care about that lingering “baby bulge,” you’re so happy. But time has gone by, the worries of childhood are behind you and now you want to move heaven and earth to get rid of that baby bulge.
You may be tempted to run for a tummy tuck. But before you do, read on about various much less invasive possibilities:
Belly Slaps … Warning:
Do not try belly slaps if you have or have good reason to suspect any internal medical problems. Although a unique method, the belly slap uses the same principle as a slimming massage. But you don’t need a therapist—you can do it yourself. Try this method out on an empty stomach. At first you might want to stand in front of a mirror. Suck in your tummy as tightly as you can. Right away, you’ll see yourself standing straight, your back muscles contracted. Begin slapping your belly with the flattened palm of your hands, in a slightly upward movement. Keep your slaps light, just to get a feel for how the exercise works. Never go past your comfort level. Giving the abs this vibrating pressure forces the abdominal muscles to tighten up. Fast and rhythmic massage movements help to break subcutaneous fat and rid you of cellulite.
The Crane …
For ages the Chinese have revered the White Crane, its long, graceful neck making it the perfect symbol for long life. Out of this came an exercise referred to as ‘the Crane,’ involving rubbing your belly clockwise, then anti-clockwise. During this exercise, you are to imagine heat or a fire inside or around your belly-button area. When you have reached the outer limits of the abdomen, move back inwards again anti-clockwise (reversing the rubbing procedure) until you are back at the belly button. Rest for a minute, then rub again. Continue about two minutes. The warmth you feel signals fat cells being burned up and your metabolism gradually increasing. Spend two minutes twice a day for the best results. I prefer doing it with RejuvaRoll. You can receive additional benefits from its nails penetrating your fat.
The aboriginal people of Australia have used emu oil for thousands of years to treat all types of skin conditions. Emu oil does not feel greasy and is loaded with antioxidants plus vitamins E and A which are important to good skin health. Rubbing emu oil over the stomach area has been found to penetrate deep enough into the skin to raise moisture content in a short time—vital to firming skin. Emu oil is much more effective than other topical products that remain on the surface tissue.
Sucking in your gut will create a “stomach vacuum.” Here’s a great way to work your abdominal and oblique muscles, giving you a flatter profile and narrower waist. You can do this exercise while sitting, while driving your car, while standing, or even while lying on awakening. Soon it will become second nature. Draw your belly inward sucking your stomach in as far as you can manage. Visualize trying to suck your belly button back against your spine. Hold in for at least five seconds, breathing normally. Repeat for several minutes, several times a day. Do this for a while, and you can graduate to the next related technique …
The Best Belly Exercise Ever!
Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. Bend your knees a little and your torso slightly forward and place the palms of your hands on your thighs, just above your knees. Inhale slowly and take in as much air as you can. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds. Exhale forcefully out your mouth till your lungs are empty. Without breathing in, use your abdominal muscles to lift your abdomen up, toward your spine, as high as you can. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds. But don’t breathe in yet! Relax your abdominal wall and let everything gently fall back into place, then take a slow, deep breath and repeat the process. Start with two or three repetitions. Build up to ten or fifteen.
The benefits of this gentle but extraordinary exercise … you’ll reverse that tummy sag … massage your abdominal organs … tone and strengthen your diaphragm, aiding your breathing. In the process, you’ll alleviate digestive problems and constipation.
Finally the best thing you can do to get a flat tummy … is to feed it raw foods and at the right time. Resolve today to begin moving toward the Quantum Eating Plan. This alone will do as much for your bulging tummy as every other exercise combined! Also watch my video How to Get a Flat Tummy which has more advice for getting that flat stomach you want.