Just Had A Baby? Top Tips To Shift The Post-Pregnancy Weight In Your Belly

November 29, 2017
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Are you finding it hard to get along with your post-pregnancy belly?

Do you want some tips on how to shift some of that belly weight? Well, then this article is for you.

Hotmomsclub.com has compiled a list of 6 top tips to help you get rid of some of that flabby, post-baby belly weight. However, I feel it’s important to add here that it is quite normal, so if you’re not bothered by it good on you, but if you are, here are some tips that might help.

Tip 1: Cut back on your salt intake

Salt contributes massively to bloating and causes water retention in the body. Therefore, by eating a lot of salt whilst struggling with belly fat doesn’t help matters and makes you feel more bloated and bigger. So if you have the time, try cooking your own food so you can control your salt intake. Processed foods are known to be absolutely laced with salt, so try your best to avoid them.

Tip 2: Drink lots of water

Put simply, water is good for you. It will flush out your system. When your body is dehydrated it takes the fluid from your tissues causing you to retain more water, it’s like a cycle. So just drink lots of water, it will keep things moving in your body.

Tip 3: Stay Regular

Like water will help keep things moving in the body, it is important to keep your bowels moving too. Constipation is a side effect of pregnancy and you’ll know if you’re constipated your tummy feels larger and more bloated. Eating lots of fibre, fruit and vegetables will help with your bowels while keeping your diet nice and healthy and help towards shifting those pounds.

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Tip 4: Watch your Dairy intake.

Even if you didn’t have an issue with eating lactose before, you might find yourself feeling bloated and gassy now, it is just something that can happen. Simply try to cut down on all the dairy from your diet, as hard as that may be and see if that helps after a few days.

Tip 5: Don’t eat so much all at once.

We’ve all been there and have eaten so much in one sitting we needed to unbutton our trousers. However, if you eat large meals a lot it could lead to digestive problems along with the fact you are taking more calories than is needed, thus leading to weight gain. Also if you’re a fast eater chances are you are swallowing air along with food which leads to gas and bloating. Less is more. Try eating smaller amounts and more frequently, then you’ll see results.

Tip 6: Exercise.

This is the most important part in reducing your post-pregnancy tummy. Exercise is important for everyone and is necessary for healthy living. What’s more is you can exercise is so many different ways, there should be nothing stopping you from keeping your body moving. Any type of exercise burns those calories and will ultimately help towards shifting the pounds. Remember though, strength training is important especially in the core after pregnancy. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn without even trying.

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