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How to Lose Belly Fat After Giving Birth to a Baby

By Edited Jun 13, 2014 1 2

Choose the Right Activities to Help You Lose Belly Fat

After having one or more babies, your body will lose weight immediately after you have delivered your child simply because of the fluid loss accumulated during pregnancy. American Pregnancy states that seven to eight of the lost pounds come from the baby, one to two pounds comes from the placenta, two pounds comes from the amniotic fluid, two pounds comes from the uterus and four pounds comes from maternal blood. After this sudden drop, the average weight loss that is considered healthy is one to two pounds per week, according to the National Institutes of Health and the Mayo Clinic. By losing this weight gradually, you will also shrink your tummy fat.

Reduce Belly Fat By Doing The Following:

Choose your beverages wisely to lose weight and belly fat. Refreshments like soda, some smoothies and sweetened iced-tea all contain calories, which increase belly fat when ingested in large doses. Drink water and zero calorie beverages, such as unsweetened iced-tea instead to keep your overall consumption down. Have a cup of water before your meals to prevent you from overeating.

Breastfeeding your baby, helps you to lose weight around the abdomen, since the pulling from the breast feeding helps to suck in the abdomen. "Fit Pregnancy" states that a breast-feeding mother should consume 2,700 calories a day, breast-feeding your child will burn more the extra calories you consume. What this means is that you'll lose weight and belly fat because you are burning more calories than you are eating without sacrificing the nutrition you need to nourish yourself and your child.

Paying attention to portions when eating and doing cardiovascular exercise will help to dissolve fat from the system. Be aware of the adjustments in your body in the weeks following birth when thinking about aerobic activity. According to the Mayo Clinic, you should do cardiovascular activities for 30 minutes five days a week to see benefits. Eat consciously in order to help weight loss and get a firmer tummy. Choose proper servings of nutritious foods like lean meats, veggies, fruit, and whole grains to help you lose belly fat and firm up that tummy.

Incorporate weight training into your exercise program two to three times a week. "Fitness Rx" magazine states that, weight training can increase under-the-skin abdominal fat oxidation, a fat eliminating process, as well as encourage total-body fat eliminating during and after working out. In addition, lifting weights helps in the increase of metabolism, boosts body composition and breaks down belly fat. Weight training programs can offer an efficient workout that can be completed in less than 30 minutes.

One of the most obstinate areas of the body is the small pouch of fat that often presents itself below the belly button. It doesn't matter how tight your upper abs are, you may still see some excess skin and fat in this region. By separating the lower abs, you can better tone this area for better looking and tighter abdominal muscles. Lay on an exercise mat flat on your back, and lift up your legs, bending your knees so your shins are parallel to the ground. Inhale and bring your knees as close to your chest as you can get it, raising the small of your back off of the floor. Your head and neck should stay on the mat. Hold this position for five to ten seconds and release. Repeat 10 to 15 more times.

 Follow a strict diet and exercise regimen such as those offered in Woman's World Magazine.  Natural diet pills made with garlic and green tea may also be an option for those really stubborn last pounds.


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Apr 20, 2011 2:11pm
Great advise on losing belly fat. I'm sure it will help a lot of women.
Apr 20, 2011 2:19pm
Hopefully it helps many moms. I know how hard it can be to lose that post pregancy belly fat.
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