Almost all women who have been pregnant have come across this problem. After the baby is born they still have the baby belly fat. The big question is, is there a way to lose belly fat.
The answer is yes, however it takes hard work and dedication. Now it helps if you have good genes and your belly just comes back to its natural size, however most of the time it doesn’t work like that.
Now, some people can make this happen rather quickly and have it removed medically. Well, not everyone can afford this and a lot of people just want to this the natural way and the safest way in my opinion.
The natural way and safest way would be a good nutritional diet and good exercise program. These two options are a whole lot more affordable and safer than going under the knife.
Now finding the right diet program is easier said than done, and actually it may take a few tries until you find what is right for you. The same could be said with the exercise program. You want to find something that works and that is fun at the same time.
One way to make this transition a little easier is finding a person or group to do this with. If you think about it, you are going from eating anything you want for nine months to being on a strict diet and exercise program. Having people along with you can make this go a whole lot smoother.
As far as your diet goes, this would be a tough one to narrow down however, going with a lean protein diet such as chicken breast, turkey breast, and egg white. Cutting down on your carbs would also help you out.
One positive thing about this type of diet is that you can eat several times a day and it not hurt you. The reason behind it is because the more you have on your stomach the higher your metabolism rate will be which in turn makes you burn more calories.
Now for your exercise program, this can consist of a high energy workout such as cardio or jogging. Another form of exercising that would help out on the belly fat would be any type of core work out. That would include a variety of crunches a person could do.
Now you have your team in place, your diet and exercise program together. Now it’s time to tackle this head on, and get to where you want to be and leave the baby belly fat to your baby.
Here are some stomach exercise that can help you get back in shape:
Vertical Leg Crunch This is a variation on the traditional crunch that focuses more specifically on reducing stomach fat. To begin this stomach exercise, first lie on your back on a flat surface, such as the floor. Use a mat or towel to cushion your spine. Put your hands behind your head, with elbows out far enough that they are out of sight. Now lift your legs straight up into the air, crossing your ankles and bending your knees slightly. Contract your abdominals and lift your shoulders, head and upper back up to about a thirty degree angle. Be aware of not lifting with your hands or leading with your head.
Hip Lift You will need to stay on your back for this stomach exercise. Use a mat or towel to cushion your spine. Put your arms at your sides with palms facing up to the ceiling. Put your legs straight up in the air so that the soles of your feet are facing the ceiling and your legs make about a ninety degree angle with your torso. Keep your knees unbent and as straight as possible. Now, contract your ab muscles so that it feels like your belly button is being pulled toward your spine, while at the same time gently lifting your hips off the floor. Raise your hips to height of a few inches, keeping your legs extended straight upward. Hold this position, then slowly lower your hips back to the floor. Repeat for an entire set.
Long Arm Crunch For this stomach exercise, remain on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat. Lie back and extend your arms straight back on the floor as though you are reaching above your head. Contract your abs and slowly lift your arms, head and shoulders off the floor to about a thirty degree angle. Hold it, then slowly lower your shoulders back to the floor. Repeat for an entire set. Be careful not to lead with your arms, keeping them straight and alongside your head.