WEIGHT LOSS TIP: A huge motivation for many people trying to losing weight is to improve their appearance and nothing will make your body look as good as having a small waist.
There are actually exercises that specifically target this part of your body and can help you to reduce the size of your waist even if you have not actually lost any weight. This was one of the big secrets of the old time body builders who had such small waists to compliment their symmetrical physiques. The really good news is that in addition to giving you a smaller looking waist stomach tightening exercises can also help to decrease the actual size of your stomach which ultimately reduces your appetite since the size of your stomach is smaller. You can think of stomach tightening exercises as a way to give yourself a stomach staple without going through the pain and expense of surgery. Stomach tightening exercises a very easy to perform and do not require that you use any expensive exercise equipment. The best way to perform them is to lie on your back on a bench or even on your bed. Tighten all the muscles in your abdominal area and imagine trying to press your belly button through your stomach to touch your back. That is really about all there is to performing these exercises. You can of course vary your position or combine them with abdominal crunches but remember that your goal here with any type of exercise that you use is to try to tighten all your muscles in a way that contracts the size of your stomach or "sucks in your gut" as the old saying use to go. Give these exercises a try and after a only short time you will probably be amazed and delighted at how much smaller and better your waist looks.