To get bikini-ready one thing that gets your attention are your tummy. Often people believe getting a washboard tummy requires hundreds of sit-ups, but according to James Duigan, body guru and A-listed trainer, there’s no one trick that works as everyone.
He is identified 5 tummy types that require a different approaches to reach the desired shape. James works with supermodels like Elle Macpherson and Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley, and teaches about different tummy types and their respective approaches:
People on stressed tummy is often over-achievers and is susceptible to digestive conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which can cause bloating and make your tummy look bigger. You can easy identify a stress tummy on weight lying specifically to the front of the middle and the umbilical area, as you touch it they are hard instead of soft.
How to fix:
1. Improve your sleeping habits, go to bed earlier and sleep sound. Often those on stressed tummy have poor sleeping habits. Healthy sleep produces hormones that regulate appetite and metabolism.
2. Fight exhaustion and stress by practicing deep breathing, meditation, and/or long baths before you go to bed to improve your sleep. Limit your coffee to two cups a day.
3. Practice yoga and go for long walks to strengthen your immune system. Avoid excessive cardio that increases cortisol levels.
4. Eat foods rich in magnesium. Magnesium aids soothe a stressed body. Dark green leafy vegetables and Brazil nuts is good sources.