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Post Baby Pouch August 22 2015, 0 Comments

GETTING RID OF A POST PREGNANCY POUCH IS NOT FUN- BUT IT CAN BE DONE WITH SOME SIMPLE STEPS & A GREAT PLAN!

Giving birth is no joy ride. Yes- a beautiful healthy baby is all worth it, but post pregnancy weight is something that is hard to accept, especially if you had a c-section. This can be scaring- literally. Ladies, your tummy can go back to being flat if you strengthen your core from the inside out and progress slowly when you’re ready. Here are some excellent tips to getting your pre-pregnancy belly back!

  • Inner Strength- Once cleared from your doctor, begin to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles consistently (ex: Kegel’s). Progress slowly by adding other exercises as you become stronger.
  • Positive Thoughts- To get a flat tummy after all this, you need to have a positive attitude and believe it can happen.
  • Organic Feeding- Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to melt off extra belly fat. It’s not for everyone, but it could be the right trick for you.
  • Get On It- After delivery, your body still has the pregnancy hormones in affect and all the fat in your body lingers. Once the fat solidifies and sticks to your muscles, the harder it will be to loose the excess weight. So ladies, the first 6 months post birth is a crucial part of your future not only for baby, but for you too!
  • Suck In- Sometimes it’s tough to remember to keep the core activated. Anytime you think of it, pull your belly in to make your pants loose.
  • Yoga & Pilates- These types of exercises help tighten and tuck your tummy into shape from working mindfully.
  • Drink Lots of Water- Water will restore the fluid balance of your body and will flush excess fats/ toxins.
  • Massage- Massages can be helpful to move the skin, circulate your blood flow, and help eliminate toxins. A lipid massage can help strength muscles and lose weight.
  • Healthy Diet- Balanced nutrition is essential for you and your baby, especially if you’re breastfeeding. Stay away from raw fats such as butter and sugars.
  • Walk If Off- You may not be strong enough to do full cardio sessions yet. A brisk walk can slowly condition your body, increase stamina, and build strength for more challenging workouts to come.

Everyone recovers at a different pace. It’s important to maintain a positive attitude, gain knowledge on different approaches, and discover what works best for you!   Patience, consistency, and dedication to yourself will payoff over time!

Best to you and your little one,

Maria