There are exercises you can do to tighten the tummy, but performing an intense abdominal workout two days before a party is not the best plan. If you have a big event coming up, first be aware of and vigilant with the foods you are consuming. Eat mainly protein (lean meat, chicken, low-fat dairy, eggs, etc.), fresh vegetables and fruit, and keep carbohydrates to a minimum. Make sure your carbohydrates are all 100 percent whole grain, and keep the portion sizes small.
It also helps to drink water as much as possible and avoid any packaged foods and table salt to keep you looking your best for the party. You can also increase your cardio workouts, performing at least thirty minutes on most days if the event is in a week. Cardio will burn calories and flush water weight.
Abdominal exercises such as weighted crunches, plank holds, reverse crunches and abdominal twists will help to tighten the area and, in general, should be performed up to three times a week on non-consecutive days.You should never do intense ab exercises two days in a row. (So just do one day of intense ab exercises, since your party is only two days away). Your abdominal muscles are like any other muscle in your body, and they need adequate time to rest. When your muscles rest, they have the chance to form and give you that lean, toned appearance.
- Cut back on the sodium which can make you retain water weight. This means salty snack foods as well as many foods you eat out!
- Stick to lean protein at each meal with your fruits and veggies. I love greek yogurt, tuna and eggs.
- Skip fizzy drinks, and beans (if you're not used to them since they can cause gas).