To lose inches from your waist, start by switching your diet, drinking a caffeinated beverage before working out and doing five cardio workouts a week. At least three days a week, do exercises aimed at tightening your abdominal muscles.
- Change your diet
Change your diet so that it is roughly 30 percent protein, 40 percent carbohydrates and 30 percent fat. Eat lean proteins such as chicken breast, lean cuts of beef and fish. Eat healthy fats such as olive oil and nut oils.
- Drink caffeine
Drink a cup of coffee or green tea one hour before you perform your cardio workout to promote fat burning.
- Perform cardio workouts
Five days a week, do a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio to burn fat. Focus on exercises such as kickboxing, aerobics or interval training.
- Do crunches
At least three days a week perform crunches. Start with eight to 12 long-arm crunches, with your arms extended above your head as you engage your core and crunch. Follow with eight to 12 reverse crunches. Lie on the floor, engage your core and draw your legs toward the ceiling. Focus on controlling the movement as you slowly drop back to the floor.
- Perform drops and bridges
After the crunches, start with your legs at a 90-degree angle to your body and your knees bent. Slowly lower your heels to the floor, tap, and lift back to start. After eight to 12 repetitions, switch to the bridge. Place feet flat, contract your abdominal muscles and lift into a bridge. Hold for 10 to 20 seconds, and slowly release.