1. Portioning Your Meals Into Several Smaller Meals
There is a huge backlash of individuals who want to argue about the science behind splitting up your daily meals into several smaller meals and its benefits or lack thereof.
First of all, I'm a proponent of several smaller meals, if your schedule allows for it.
I'm not going to delve into it too much here, as that is another article in itself.
Consider this; eating 2-3 giant meals per day vs. eating those same meals split into 6 meals. Which do you think will put your digestive system under less stress and less bloating?
Splitting your meals into 6+ small meals not only equates to better overall results (my educated opinion), but also leads to more efficient and comfortable digestion.
This process keeps your waist line in check without bloating the hell out of you and allows you to process food much easier and quicker throughout the day.
Have you ever tried working out right after slamming a 1000+ calorie meal? It sucks.
Now what about a 500 calorie meal when you're not feeling as bogged down? A lot easier right?
My point exactly.
2. Wearing A Weight Belt Whenever You Engage Your Back/Core
Obviously it helps keep your back from getting injured, but it also keeps your core nice and tight on each rep.
If you're bulking up and already have a bunch of abdominal distension from the 1000+ calorie meals you're eating, letting your gut hang out while you're holding your breath during reps further forces your abs out and contributes to a blown out waist line.
This is why some men are literally wearing corsets now every day (yes, men and women are actually doing this).
I think corsets are over kill, but wearing a weight belt to keep your ab wall from becoming further distended than necessary during your workouts is definitely a wise idea.
3. Training Abs
Learning to control your breathing and flexing your abs is critical when it comes to maintaining a tight aesthetic waist.
Even the most ripped bodybuilders eat so much food that if they don't have very good abdominal control, they appear borderline pregnant.
Not having proper ab control is a critical factor that will hinder your physique. One of the ways to solve it is by training your core regularly to maintain 100% control over your stomach.
It is painfully obvious when someone doesn't have strong enough abs to maintain control over their midsection and maintain that tapered look.
4. Avoiding Junk Foods That Bloat You
The body doesn't agree with junk food. That's just how the body works.
If you want to keep a much tighter mid-section and waistline, stick to clean foods that your body can process and digest easily.
One example is chicken breasts. The body digests chicken like a breeze.
Your body may be different though, so find what your digestive system agrees with and stick to that.
Ever feel bogged down and bloated after eating a certain food? Then it's probably safe to say that you should cut that food from your diet.
5. Drinking Enough Water
The key to avoiding water retention and excessive bloating is staying hydrated.
I'd generously guesstimate that 90% of people aren't properly hydrated everyday.
If you're drinking enough water, your body won't retain it like a camel, and you will have a much tighter and dryer midsection along with a smaller waistline.
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