We all have those moments of weakness and insecurity when we’re staring at the mirror and looking at our flaws, focusing only on the bad things. We start making lists of things of everything that’s wrong with us, and they seem endless and awful because we are our own worst critic, and those supermodel bodies that we see in magazines seem so far out of reach. So, what can you do? Go under the knife? Well sure, that’s definitely an option, but before you take such a big step you should be aware that there are some other methods out there as well. If you want to change something on your body, if you want to slim down a little or become stronger, we’d like to talk to you about some nice methods that you’re bound to like and that don’t sound nearly as scary as surgery.
A better approach to diet
There’s more to dieting than just eating less carbs, and there’s not really a single diet plan that will work for absolutely everyone. Some people thrive when they go gluten free, and some benefit from a low fat and high carb meal plan. The thing you really need to understand that a diet is kind of a lifetime commitment. You’re not supposed to create an eating regimen that you will only stick to for a few months. That’s why extreme dieting always fails, and why you need to start thinking more long term. For a successful meal plan, create something that’s enjoyable to you, and that lets you indulge occasionally. While you can’t eat an entire chocolate bar within a day, a few pieces are perfectly alright. Consider going organic, and if you can, consult a nutritionist who will have you do various analysis and tailor something to suit your needs, your habits, and your metabolism. Also, here’s a list of some universally good dieting tips that you can check out.
Don’t be afraid of weight lifting
A lot of women are afraid of doing anything other than cardio for weight loss because they think weight lifting will make them look bulky. There are two problems with this line of thinking: one, muscles are sexy (especially on a woman) and two, it takes a lot of time to actually get to that level of bodybuilder-like musculature. For best effect, a combination of cardio and strength training is actually great. Cardio helps you lose weight, but shaping exercises raise your passive metabolic rate and help you burn calories even when you’re resting.
Anti-cellulite products and firming lotions
Do these even work? Yes, but you have to use them the right way. Anti-cellulite gels and creams need to be massaged into the skin with firm, rubbing motions, and you do have to apply them religiously to really start seeing a difference. The effects are temporary, but if you use them regularly they can really help, especially around the bathing suit season. Firming lotions are also pretty nice because they can help prevent your skin from sagging in the long run, but it’s best to combine them with regular use of sunscreen, since most of the signs of aging actually come from sun damage.