Creases on your stomach are usually due to excess fat. When you sit, your stomach may fold slightly, causing crease marks to appear. Even if you are not overweight, the cellulite on your stomach can become creased. Mild cases of cellulite are often only noticed when the skin is pinched, like when you are sitting or leaning over. Exercise and a proper diet can help to remove stomach creases by toning your abdomen and midsection.
Eat fewer calories to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your stomach and remove belly creases. Aim for a diet with 500 fewer calories than you normally consume in a day in order to lose approximately 1 pound a week -- though talk to your doctor before beginning a new eating plan.
Exercise at least five days a week for 30 minutes at a time. Find a cardiovascular exercise that you enjoy, such as swimming, running or bicycling, to burn more calories than you consume and help reduce the creases caused by excess cellulite.
Add exercises targeted to your abdomen such as stomach crunches, yoga plank poses and leg lifts. These exercises alone will not be enough to remove your belly creases. However, along with diet and cardiovascular exercise, crunches can help to tone your stomach.
Avoid foods high in sodium such as processed foods. Sodium can cause your stomach to bloat and increase belly creases.
Drink at least eight glasses of water per day. Water can help to remove excess sodium and tighten your abdomen.
Increase your fiber intake. A long-term study published in 2003 in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" found women with the highest intake of high-fiber, whole-grain foods had a 49 percent lower risk for major weight gain. Adding more fiber to your diet may help to tighten your stomach and remove belly creases.
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