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7 Tips to Tightening Your Post Baby Belly

Did you just give birth to your baby? Congratulations! I am sure you are still celebrating the joy of the newborn. But it can be quite daunting when your stomach is still big after giving birth. I must say, it will take a lot of time and effort to get rid of your pregnancy pouch,…

Did you just give birth to your baby? Congratulations! I am sure you are still celebrating the joy of the newborn. But it can be quite daunting when your stomach is still big after giving birth.

I must say, it will take a lot of time and effort to get rid of your pregnancy pouch, that sagging skin on your stomach. You can do it, it took 9 months for your tummy to be that big, so it is normal for it to take that much time or even more to tighten and bring it back to its original shape.

How fast you will be able to get back to your post-pregnancy shape depends on how active you were while pregnant, your genes, bone structure, and how much weight you acquired while pregnant. Women who gained less than 30 pounds and who exercised during pregnancy are always quick to get back to shape.

Here are seven effective tips to tighten your belly skin after having a baby;

 

Increase your water intake

Water is good for your body. Not only does it hydrate your skin but it also increases the elasticity. Also, water will help you burn more calories and will keep your skin looking healthy and tight.

 

Breastfeed exclusively

Breastfeeding is not just important for your baby’s nutrition; it is also of advantage to you. The fat in your body is transformed into milk, thereby helping you lose the extra fat you acquired. And that is why breastfeeding moms lose weight faster than moms who do not breastfeed.

 

Exercise from time to time

When you are sure your body is ready after giving birth, begin exercising your body. Get a go-ahead from your doctor before you begin the exercises. Kegel will help strengthen your pelvic muscles, then you can start with light exercise like taking a long walk daily, then increase your pace gradually by engaging in rigorous exercises like aerobics or cardio, they will help firm up the fat in your tummy.

 

Increase your protein intake

Eat foods rich in protein like meat, fish, cheese, beans, lentils, yogurt, eggs as protein is good for muscle growth. Also, protein contains an important nutrient called collagen that helps in firming your skin.

 

Exfoliate Your Skin

To tighten the sagging skin around your belly, exfoliate by using scrub on your belly when you take your bath.  By doing so, you are also increasing the blood flow around that area. Finally, exfoliating will help create new, healthy and elastic skin around your belly.

 

Use Lotions and Massage

You can get a massage from your husband or a massage shop, there are plenty of creams in the market that contains collagen, Vitamin E, C, A, and K. Purchase and massage the lotion into your sagging skin, it will help in tightening the skin after pregnancy. For good result, do this twice a day.

 

Eat healthy

Do not starve yourself to lose weight, because when you suddenly stop, you will add weight faster than you lost it. Instead, eat in small portions, do not eat junks. Be relaxed, and patiently work your way to your pre-pregnancy shape.

 

Finally, remember you nurtured a baby for nine months, instead of thinking of the excess fat, be proud of your body for accomplishing such a huge task. And if it takes longer for the skin on your belly to tighten, don’t despair!

Enjoy eating healthy and working towards getting back your pre-pregnancy shape!

 

 

Source

Mamalette.com

 

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