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Woman in sport closeThe tummy often seems particularly resistant to taking on the well-defined contours most of us would prefer. If you’re at a loss for how to flatten your tummy, these four steps can help.

1. Eat Right

The first step in achieving your ideal body is to take care of yourself, and that means burning clean fuel. Ditch the junk food and focus on preparing nutritious meals that include plenty of fresh fruits and veggies combined with whole grains and lean proteins. If you’re eating foods that are good for you, you shouldn’t have to starve yourself in order to lose weight from around the belly.

2. Stay Active

Belly fat is often a repository for extra calories that result from an unhealthful diet combined with a sedentary lifestyle. Although dietary changes can go a long way in helping you see physical changes in your waistline, adopting an exercise routine is another important factor. Even if you start out very slow by taking a long walk a few times a week, that amount of effort is already better than sitting on the couch watching reruns.

3. Consider Liposuction

If you’re frustrated by fatty deposits around the waist and hips that linger on even after reaching your target weight, you might be the perfect candidate for liposuction. Liposuction can eliminate stubborn pockets of subcutaneous fat that don’t typically respond to diet or exercise, accentuating your weight loss efforts.

4. Think about a Tummy Tuck

Like liposuction, a tummy tuck can provide a solution for those men and women who already enjoy a healthy lifestyle yet aren’t happy with their body shape. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and tissue that can be the result of pregnancy or major weight loss, along with firming and tightening separated abdominal muscles.

Author: Dr. Otto Placik

Dr. Otto Placik is a Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Chicago, a leader in the field of body sculpting, and is recognized for his artistry in a wide range of modern cosmetic enhancements.


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