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Lose Baby Belly Fat and Celebrate When You Slim Down

Updated on October 26, 2021
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Kenna works with doctors and natural healthcare professionals. Her experience as a fitness instructor helps her share positive health tips.

"When your body absorbs toxins, it stores them in fat, which is why fiber and probiotics are strategic weapons for weight loss. Fiber keeps your colon healthy and reduces your body's absorption of toxins."

— Suzanne Somers

Slim Down Belly Fat

Having a baby is a huge lifestyle change. You have a lovely and cute baby, which you need to consider while getting back in shape.

Getting your body back to normal or better and rid of the belly is done by following these steps correctly and consistently.

First, you need to face the reality of the condition of your body. After all, it just had a baby, and you are breastfeeding. Women who breastfeed after giving birth have a much easier time slimming down and getting back in shape.

It's a good idea to tell yourself that exercise is a great way to feel better about yourself. That will be good for your baby, too.

Body Condition Score

Using a tape measure, you measure the size of your belly, thighs, arms, and chest. Note the measurements and place them somewhere safe. You will not be looking at these for some time.

Now, you need to weigh yourself and mentally note your weight. Next, you need to set your goals and be honest with yourself.

Ask yourself:

  • How many inches do you want to lose?
  • How much weight do you want to lose?

Be realistic, and don't try to shoot the moon. Set up a 3-month goal, a 6-month goal, and a 12-month goal.


Diet Planner

Do a little research and find a diet that will make you happy and feel comfortable with your body.

Pick that makes you and your family happy. There are several to choose from:

  • Keto - Currently, a popular diet compels the body to burn up fats instead of carbohydrates. There are keto diet menus and plenty of information on the Internet.
  • Low-Calorie – You can order low-calorie drinks at Starbucks with this diet. A long-standing and workable diet means eating fewer calories than needed to lose weight. With breastfeeding and lowering your calorie intact by 1200 calories per day, you will see results slowly but surely. The weight stays off.
  • Low-Fat – You concentrate on eating food low in fats – focusing on avoiding saturated fats. The diet allows certain seafood, red meat (tinyamount), poultry, beans, pasta, nuts, grains, bread, fruits, and vegetables.

Don`t pick claims that promote fast weight loss. Find a diet that you know you will stably lose weight and inches.

"Having a baby takes so much from you. It's the most glorious thing you'll ever do, but the aftermath is not so glorious!"

— Halle Berry

Daycare for Infants

It's a bright idea to pick an exercise regimen that works for you and your baby. Join a health club with an excellent nursery or daycare center. Remember, your fitness time is your time. When you take a break from your baby, your baby takes a break from you. Taking a break from each other will help build the relationship.

Your baby will be with other babies. As they grow, they will make new friends at the fitness club. Two or three years done the road, you will be dropping your son or daughter off at the daycare center so they can have a playdate with their friends while you work out.

Workout Routine

Before your baby is two or three years old, you need to get your body in shape. It would be wise to discuss the workout routine with your doctor. Most health clubs offer free exercise orientations for new members. During your fitness orientation, discuss your goals with your instructor.

You need to schedule your workouts at least three times a week. Four times a week is better, but you can have your three-day workout week. You dedicate a day for a spin, kickboxing, or Pilates class by adding a fourth day.

While you are getting used to working out regularly, remember to stick with your healthy diet.

It would help if you continued to face reality by weighing yourself once a week. Remember that muscle weighs more than fat, so you might not lose a ton of weight, but your body will trim down. You will start to feel better and happy about yourself.

Body Assessment

After six weeks of being on your fitness program, it is time to face reality. You need to measure your body parts as you did at the beginning of your fitness program. After taking your second measurement, take the first measurements, and compare the difference with the second group of measurements.

Ask yourself or go over with a fitness instructor:

  • Are there improvements?
  • Did you slim down in some areas?
  • What areas do you need to work out more?
  • Do you have more energy?
  • Do your clothes feel looser on your body?
  • Did you lose weight?

If you follow the program, you see positive results.

Consider changing your regimen when you have reached a plateau. Keep at it, and don`t stop. Acknowledge each milestone in your program. Tell your friends, husband, and baby. Be delighted when your friends notice and comment on how great you look. You can look down at your belly. It is flatter, toner, and more appealing.

What do you think?

How many days in a week would you like to workout?

See results

"All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood - all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience."

— Penelope Cruz

Ideal Weight and Body Size

You are on a journey as a woman determined to get back in shape after having a baby. Stick to your goals, and you will see results based on how well you eat and the amount of time you spend working out.

Maintain your ideal weight and body size, so keep to your goal. Studies indicated the value of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exercise and eating well are a part of living a healthy lifestyle.

© 2015 Kenna McHugh


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