How To Lose Your Belly After A C-Section

how to lose your belly after c-section

You’re here because you want to lose that ugly C-Section belly, right?

Good for you.  And I’m here to help.

I’m also going to be honest with you.

To lose your belly after a C-Section or any belly for that matter, consists of losing fat and losing fat isn’t likely to happen with just exercise.

It also won’t happen with just dieting either.

To lost the fat you must do BOTH of these things TOGETHER.

One without the other just prolongs results and in many cases NO results are seen.

Diet & Exercise Together is How to Lose Your Belly after a C-Section

If you’ve had little to no success with diet and exercise it’s probably because you’re doing one with out the other or you’re not combining them effectively.  Effective diet and exercise need to work simultaneously.

Here’s the misconception…

Abdominal exercises alone won’t get rid of the belly fat and diet alone won’t get rid of it either.

A flatter, less fatty belly comes from the combination of raising your metabolism rate, losing belly fat and strengthening your abdominal muscles.

Effective toning and loss of belly fat has to combine:

  • Strengthening Your abdominal muscles
  • Raising your metabolism
  • Reducing Fat

What Research & Studies Have Found On Losing Fat

Recent research study has found is that the exercise improves fitness levels, but doesn’t necessarily help with weight loss, body fat or inches off your waist, regardless of how many calories are burned. In fact nearly 70 percent of study participants who exercise without dieting actually gained weight during the study, and most of that weight was from body fat.

This is also backed up by a study done at the Stanford school of medicine study stating:

It may be particularly useful to start both at the same time,” said Abby King, PhD, lead author of the study and a professor of health research and policy and of medicine. “If you need to start with one, consider starting with physical activity first.”

Many women I talk to will start with diet. When that doesn’t work they try exercise and when that doesn’t work they become discouraged and give up feeling that nothing works.

Belly fat, body fat, flabby muscles, and a weak core requires a fine tuned system of diet in combination with appropriate exercise working together to achieve the healthy, strong, attractive body you so long to have.

Losing your Belly after A C-Section Starts with a Good Diet

I hate the word ‘diet’. It sounds like deprivation — and we all know that doesn’t work.

Being ‘on a diet’ doesn’t mean depriving yourself or eating things that you hate. In fact if you get hungry while on a diet you’re NOT dieting correctly.

For C-section moms your body is healing so you need nutrients that help you heal.  And if you’re breastfeeding you can’t really “diet” because your baby needs nourishment.

To effectively lose your belly you need to eat foods that your body needs to heal while at the same time losing the fat. In other words you have to be very aware of what you are eating.

There are thousands of ‘diets’ out there but honestly I don’t recommend any of them.  Start by eating sensibly.  Skip fatty snacks, chips, desserts, starchy and sugary foods and eat things like fruits, nuts, lean meats, chicken and fish.  If you need to snack eat things like yogurt, nuts, protein bars and dark chocolate. Of course always drink plenty of water.

Combine Your Effective Diet With Effective Exercise

Sit-ups and crunches are not effective exercise after having a C-Section.

In fact they are a ‘no-no’ after C-Section surgery.  These types of exercises done too soon after a C-Section can actually cause harm and things like diastasis recti. This is a separation of the abdominal muscles that will leave you with a ‘pooch’ that’s difficult to get rid of.

Effective exercise is strengthening your core. That doesn’t mean high impact, crazy aerobics that only tire you out and make exercise drudgery.

Instead do exercises that engage the 3 pelvic muscles, the urethra, vagina, anus. Do pelvic floor exercises that engage the pelvic muscles in these three areas.

All your movement relies on your core and pelvic floor stability so walk, jump, squat, lunge and rotate to give these areas the toning workout required to achieve that stability.

Adapt A Positive Mind Set

Love and respect your body

It’s not enough to want a great looking body, you have to love and respect your body too. That means strengthening it, nourishing it and move it with pride.  None of these elements of a great looking body works alone.

A safe, effective exercise program works best with proper nourishment and all of this works together to build confidence in your appearance.  You’ll exercise, walk, breathe and relax that creates a confidence with your body.

Lose The Belly Fat with a Proven System!

If you’re not seeing results with belly fat loss chances are you’ve not got the right diet and exercise combination. Getting this right is all important for a flat tummy and toned body.

There’s also so much information on core strengthening and do’s and don’ts that it’s confusing, not to mention discouraging when nothing works quite like you expected.

I personally love the MUTU System of core strengthening and diet program. It’s designed for all moms to regain a flatter tummy after childbirth, even C-Section moms and moms suffering from Diastasis Recti.

It doesn’t matter how you developed your pooching belly, the fix is the same. Core strengthening combined with a healthy diet using the MUTU system has been what women have been looking for when it comes to having a flatter stomach, and being strong, fit and confident.

Here’s to a flatter belly and a more beautiful you :-)

Blessings,
Elizabeth  

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5 comments

  1. Letty says:

    This should be done so that you will recover fast and more importantly you will effectively lose the extra weight. You also want to be aware of what the possible consequences are in order to prevent and avoid injury.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Hello Radha, if you are slim and your belly looks 8 months pregnant, you should have that checked out by a doctor. That’s more than just a fat belly. You may have something else going on.

  3. Radha says:

    hello ,

    i am radha.I am 27yrs old. My c-section was happened before 2yrs.But my belley is still looks like 8 months pregnant.I dont eat much also.Before pregnancy i was very slim. Now also i m lean but my bellyy became big. Pls advice me to reduce it..it will reduce or not???????????

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Hey Martha, it’s amazing how many people think muscle is cut during a C-section. It is possible to get rid of that belly if you understand how to effectively do it. Thanks so much for your great feedback :-)

  5. Martha says:

    Great information , thanks a lot . I feel silly now , after 2 c-sections and each time I assumed they cut your muscles , in fact a mid wife told me they cut 7 layers of muscles in the lower abdomen , I was terrified that I would never look the same , but after hard work and dedication the belly was gone .( I guess since the muscles were not cut I was able to achieve that !! ) Glad you mentioned strengthening the pelvic floor , I am a professional theatrical dancer/instructor and we focus on building pelvic floor strength with dance posture , it works and is the key to getting rid of the belly post baby …!

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