Motherhood is a time of unprecedented change. As a new mum, you aren’t just dealing with having a whole new person to look after; you’re also dealing with living with a body that feels a whole lot different to what you’re used to. No matter how active and healthy you stayed during pregnancy, a ‘mummy tummy’ is inevitable.
Your muscles need to stretch and separate to make room for your beautiful bub to fit inside your tummy. Unfortunately, all that stretching leaves you with a little reminder of pregnancy, and it can take some time to snap back.
Luckily, there are ways to fast track the process of losing your mummy tummy.
Look After Yourself
Your body has been through drastic changes, so be kind to yourself and allow yourself time to heal.
Start your journey back to exercise slowly. Going for a walk every day is one of the easiest ways to lose weight while breastfeeding. 30 - 60 minutes per day is ideal but start where you can and work your way up. Even 10 minutes is better than sitting on the couch!
Take bubs along with you in the pram or carrier, or if you can, ask your partner or support person to take bub while you go for a walk by yourself. You’ll get some much-needed downtime while enjoying a seriously effective exercise too.
If you feel like you need some resistance training in your life, don’t be afraid of some light yoga or Pilates. Just remember to listen to your body and don’t push yourself too hard.
Fuel Your Body, Don’t Starve It
When breastfeeding, you need fuel to make all that milk for your baby. And, it would help if you had the energy to power through all those sleepless nights and laps of the house trying to lull your little one to sleep.
So, don’t be tempted just to cut out the calories. Instead, take stock of what you’re eating and replace low-nutrient, high-calorie foods with nutrient-dense, low-calorie foods. By making a few simple changes, you’ll be giving your body what it needs to power through motherhood and burn all the excess tummy fat at the same time.
Here are some foods to focus on if you want to lose weight in the stomach area today.
Belly Fat Burning Foods
Avocado: New mums rejoice. Avocado is on the menu. Full of healthy fats, avocado will help you feel full longer and ward off the blood sugar spikes that cause fat storage.
Bananas: Mums need snacks on the go, and bananas are nature’s power bar. They’re full of potassium which helps to limit sodium in the belly and reduce belly swelling.
Greek Yoghurt: Keep a big tub in the fridge because this is the perfect food for new mums. It contains good bacteria for your gut which is great for you and bub. It’s also an insulin stabiliser that helps to prevent your body from storing calories as fat.
Whole Grains: Cutting carbs is not an option for new mums. Yes, avoid processed carbs, but enjoy whole grains. Whole grains will help you stay on top of your game and provide long-lasting energy to help curb your sugar cravings and mindless snacking.
Help Is Available
There's not doubt that being a busy mum can be overwhelming and preparing healthy food all the time can be a challenge. The In Shape Mummy Health Shake for Breastfeeding Mums is a quick and easy way to get the vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre and probiotics you need to support your milk supply and boost your energy while you embark on your weight loss journey. Not breastfeeding? In Shape Mummy have another range of shakes for busy mums.
In Shape Mummy is also offering Free access to their 12-Week Healthy Weight Loss Support Program when you purchase your first breastfeeding shake. The program includes over 100 recipes developed by a nutritionist and meal plans to follow each week. Perfect for those looking for that little extra support.
Shevi is a qualified nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food sciences. As a new mum herself, she is passionate about postnatal-related nutrition. Shevi has worked alongside some of the most famous leaders and celebrities in the fitness industry throughout Australia and the UK.
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