FLAT­TEN THE BELLY

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The lat­est cos­metic break­through for a trim tummy in­volves freez­ing fat cells so they burn off their fat stores as they work to warm up. For an at-home ap­proach that works in a sim­i­lar way, ex­perts rec­om­mend a chilled seaweed wrap. An ice pack de­liv­ers the chill­ing ef­fect while the io­dine in seaweed in­creases cir­cu­la­tion to help flush out trapped flu­ids and in­crease the ac­tiv­ity of fat-burn­ing en­zymes.

Form a

TO DO: paste with 1⁄2 cup of seaweed pow­der (like Star­west

Botan­i­cal

Or­ganic Kelp

Pow­der, Star­west­Botan­i­cals.com),

1⁄3 cup of wa­ter and 5 drops of pep­per­mint es­sen­tial oil (its men­thol draws out fat-pro­mot­ing tox­ins). Ap­ply to the belly, loosely wrap plas­tic wrap around it, then place two ice packs on top of the plas­tic wrap. Let sit 30 min­utes, then re­move the plas­tic and rinse skin. Re­peat twice a week for re­sults in 30 days.

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