If you’re “skinny fat” or just plain thin but dream of having abs that show, there IS a way you can achieve this–and it’s not zillions of crunches, either.

The following tips will keep you moving and thus help you achieve your goal.

Get a Full Body Workout

Reducing fat from a specific area of the body in isolation isn’t possible.

Focus should therefore be on getting a full body workout to increase overall fat burning and strengthen all the muscles so that they don’t look soft or loose.


The mistake many skinny woman make is thinking they don’t need to exercise. However, exercise isn’t just for the overweight.

Exercise is the only way to have toned abs, especially as you get older. Many thin women have a pouchy, flabby abdominal region.

Incorporate high intensity aerobics and strength training as your priority exercises to simultaneously burn excess fat in the abdomen (“skinny fat appearance”) and tighten up that area.


Set Realistic Goals

When you start exercising, you will not see changes within a week. A lot of work, determination and consistency will be required to achieve your goal.

Start slow and eventually increase the duration and intensity of your exercises.

If you spend many hours watching TV, then it’s time you became more active. You DO have time for exercise!

Incorporate Clean Eating

Restrict processed foods. Eat more wild game, fish, poultry, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Whole grains are also preferable.

Also ensure that you drink plenty of water. Your muscles are made basically of protein and require sufficient food to operate well.

Strong muscles will enhance the fat burning process and you’ll torch that flabby midsection in the shortest time possible.

Thin women with flabby abs can successfully get toned through regular exercise and a clean diet.

Lorra Garrick is a former personal trainer certified through the American Council on Exercise. At Bally Total Fitness she trained women and men of all ages for fat loss, muscle building, fitness and improved health. 



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