Are you sick of your C-Section shelf? That extra fold of skin that hangs down over your C-Section scar?
It’s annoying and embarrassing isn’t it?
But how do you get rid of it?
The popular remedy is plastic surgery. Of course I disagree.
Surgery may be the popular answer but if more surgery isn’t what you want don’t despair.
Here’s how I got rid of my C-Section shelf…
How To Get Rid of A C-Section Shelf?
A C-Section shelf involves focusing on two things; fat and loose skin.
To help with fat loss and tightening that loose skin these are the 3 things that work very well together.
Now before you hang your head in despair because of the diet and exercise thing, hear me out.
When it comes to diet and exercise there are some specific do’s and don’t’s that will make these work together to get rid of your C-Section shelf once and for all.
99% of the time women are NOT using diet, exercise and compression correctly for toning and slimming.
Here’s what you MUST do to get rid of that C-Section shelf…
Diet eliminates fat. Fat is not entirely the problem with respect to a C-Section shelf but it helps to trim the area of as much fat as possible.
Now by dieting I don’t mean starving yourself. That rarely works for any body toning and it can contribute to loss of muscle mass, which is a bad thing for toning your shelf.
So never skip a meal.
Instead reduce your fat intake. Eat recommended portions and get into the habit of giving your body time to feel full.
Also consistency is important. Don’t start a diet one week and go off it the next. That won’t work either.
Start with a low fat plan that won’t make you feel deprived. Health magazine has some great low fat sample memus that are a great start and the foods are super appetizing.
Walk, Don’t Crunch
A C-Section shelf is comprised of loose skin. Exercise is important because it strengthens your weak muscles which works to tighten the loose skin around your incision.
I don’t recommend sit-ups and crunches for the first few months after your C-Section. Doing abdominal exercises too soon after surgery are not only dangerous they can be ineffective and damage muscles if you are not completely healed internally.
All you really need is a daily routine of walking while tightening your pelvic muscles as you walk. People don’t believe me when I say that but it’s true. That’s exactly what I did and my C-Section shelf is gone.
It doesn’t need to be any more difficult than that.
Simply targeting those muscles effectively and being consistent with it is what works.
Committing to just 20 minutes a day is all you need to achieve positive results.
If weather permits get outside with baby. If you can’t get out use a treadmill. I STILL use my Horizon compact treadmill like the one in the picture. It sits in my office and I use it whenever I’m short on time or just can’t get outside.
After your C-Section your incision will leave a scar which creates dense tissue causing pocketing which is the C-Section shelf. This pocketing accentuates fat deposits in the area of your scar. Compression works to smooth the shelf and restore your scar to a more natural texture.
I personally recommend the Cpanty compression garment because it combines front pelvic compression with a silicone panel that sits over your incision to support and flatten. This combination works specifically to diminish your C-Section shelf.
“C-Panty really works. It’s comfortable, and really helps reduce the classic “c-section shelf” as well as help the incision fade” – PW
With CPanty you don’t need scar creams, hospital panties, belly wraps or binders. It’s an-all in-one panty that slims and speeds recovery while helping fight against that ugly C-Section shelf.
So there you have it my friend.
The combination of diet, walking and compression are what worked for me and my C-Section shelf is gone
So if more surgery isn’t what you want try this triple remedy. I think you’ll be happy with the results.
Here’s to a more beautiful, slimmer you – and no more surgery
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