Two simple health tips to keep your waist trim
Drink water when you’re bloated
When you feel bloated, drinking water sounds as if it would only make matters worse, but it can often help. If you’re on a high-fiber diet, for instance, then your body needs more water to work more efficiently. Water mixes with water soluble fiber and makes it into a gel like substance. This affects the motility of the gut and reduces the symptom of bloating. Drinking more water also relieves bloating caused by dehydration. When you’re dehydrated, your body clings to the water your body does have, causing you to puff up.
To wear a smaller size, gain weight
Muscle weight, that is. If two women both weigh 150 pounds and only one lifts weights, the lifter will more likely fit into a smaller pant size than her sedentary counterpart. The reason: Although a pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle, muscle takes up less space, you can get bigger muscles and get smaller overall if you lose the fat. Cut back on calories and high fat foods and add weight to your workout to lose inches.