7 Tips To Shape Your Figure Naturally

Written by Emaan Shah
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Before you ask – no, shaping one’s figure isn’t the same thing as losing weight.A shapely body is the epitome of femininity. It is slender but still possesses lovely curves. Strong and healthy, a shapely figure is one that has a gently rounded yet toned form. If you think such a body is impossible, well, think again.

Not only is this feat totally doable, but it is also a tad bit easier than performing high-intensity workouts daily at the gym. Feeling intrigued? Then, read on to discover seven incredibly effective tips to naturally shape your body and improve that figure.

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1. Educate Yourself On How To Eat Right

Let’s get some facts straight first. Eating right doesn’t necessarily entail painstakingly reducing calories or obsessively avoiding fats.
Not in the least.

In actuality, eating healthy is rather simple. All you have to do is follow certain intelligent edicts that can help contribute positively towards your overall figure:

  • Try to cultivate a healthy, positive relationship with food, one that is free of regrets and guilt. If you happen to be an emotional eater and reach for food every time you feel low, then try to break the cycle. Find other ways to allow your body to feel good aside from binging – flavor your water with fruit, take bubble baths or wear soft, comfortable clothes.
  • Don’t eat until you feel full at meals. Instead, stop when you think you’re 80% full. This will eventually help you get a slimmer waistline.
  • Always remember to chew your food well.
  • Hydration is key! Drink sufficient amounts of water through the day.
  • Always try choosing natural foods over processed junk.
  • And, remember to incorporate healthy fats such as dried fruits, avocado, oily fish, seeds, eggs, coconut oil, and olive oil in your diet.

2. Take Control Of Your Hormonal Balance

2.Take Control Of Your Hormonal Balance
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Hormones can have an impact on your figure if they happen to be imbalanced, thereby causing fat to collect in areas such as the waist, the thighs, and the chest. If you’re currently suffering from some hormonal disorder that has resulted in cysts, irregular menstruation or painful periods, then consult a doctor for treatment.

Alternatively, you could always opt for a natural treatment. The following are common remedies that can simultaneously help shape your figure:

  • Sage
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Chasteberry
  • Maca
  • Wild yam

3. Reach In And Improve That Inner State

3.Reach In And Improve That Inner State
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Your psychological and emotional state will also have an impact on your physical state. Hence, you must monitor your inner state, especially if you’re suffering from conditions like stress, anxiety, irritability or insomnia.

In order to combat them, you could opt for medicinal plants or stress-busting therapies like yoga. Even intense workouts are a great option as they generate a calm and relaxed state later.

4. Deal With That Fluid Retention

The retention of water in areas like your lower limbs, face, and abdomen can negatively impact your figure. Combat fluid retention with the following tips:

  • Decrease your salt consumption. Always remember that dietary guidelines suggest you consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day.
  • Drink a lot of water, herbal teas, freshly squeezed juices or smoothies through the day.
  • In teas, best opt for those made with dandelion, burdock or horsetail.

5. Strengthen And Tone Your Body

5.Strengthen And Tone Your Body
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Physical exercise is vital for replacing fat with muscles, thereby giving your body a better shape, especially the regions you would like to reduce.
Through exercises that target certain parts of your body, it is entirely possible for you to achieve curvier hips and a ‘bubble butt’. Not to mention, physical activity, in general, gives your body greater definition and tone.

6. Don’t Just Forget About Posture!

6.Don’t Just Forget About Posture!
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Don’t dismiss the wonders a good posture can do for your overall frame. The way you hold yourself adds length and elegance to your shape.

If you’re facing problems with your posture, then worry not, for it’s never too late to correct it. Opt for therapies such as anti-gymnastics, shiatsu or pilates. Alternatively, you could always carefully monitor your posture as you walk, sit, stand, and even sleep.

7. Lastly, Stretch. Every Day.

Stretching is a great way to improve your posture as learning to loosen our torso’s musculature through daily stretching can lead to a more erect and easy gait. But other than that, stretching also has the added benefit of increasing your flexibility, improving your blood circulation, and decreasing your stress levels! Which are all important factors when it comes to shaping your body and cultivating a positive relationship with your inner state.

There you have it, seven seemingly simple tricks that go a long way when it comes to shaping your figure without the help of costly and painful surgeries.

Stay beautiful!

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Emaan is a voracious and rather indiscriminate reader. She is also a writer, history buff, insomniac, amateur doodle artist, terrible poet and a self-professed philosopher (but only after 3 am). Currently, she is pursuing a degree in medicine.

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