5 Tips To Lose Your Wobbly Tummy
Whether you’re a brand new mum or you still have stubborn fat that won’t go away from childbirth years ago, it’s time to do something about your wobbly tummy!
But what is a wobbly tummy?
Well, a ‘wobbly tummy’ refers to the layer of fat around your abdomen area that is often built up during pregnancy and can hang around after childbirth.
But don’t fret, there are ways to get rid of it, and that’s where we can help.
With these five ways to get rid of that extra fat layer, you’ll be feeling back to your normal, healthy, fit self in no time!
1. Burn calories by exercising daily
Daily exercise is crucial when it comes to burning fat, so it’s important to incorporate it into your everyday routine. This could mean walking with the pram more often or for longer, or even allocating time in the morning or evening for a workout or run.
Getting in physical activity everyday helps you burn the calories you’ve eaten throughout the day as well as fat. Plus, by exercising regularly, you’ll also burn calories at a higher rate when you aren’t working out and just doing day-to-day tasks.
2. Build up your muscle with strength training
A good way to bid farewell to your wobbly tummy and hello to a toned stomach is to focus on building up muscle. Resistance training, like doing weights or bodyweight exercises, is a great way to promote muscle growth.
But strength training shouldn’t be done everyday. In fact, if you do it two or three times a week you give your muscles the time to recover between workouts – which is super important. Also remember, these workouts don’t need to be lengthy. A shorter, more intense round of resistance training will likely give you better results than a draw-out slog.
3. Do exercise that targets the core and waistline
Since your wobbly tummy sits around your waistline and core, it makes sense to incorporate targeted exercises into your routine. Some examples of these exercises include:
- Sit ups
- Fitness ball exercises
Whilst these exercises will promote the burning of fat and calories there are also a bunch of other benefits to having a strong core. As well as building up your abdominal muscles, core exercises also strengthen your muscles in your pelvis, lower back and hips as well. This promotes greater stability and balance for when you exercise and go about daily life.
With that in mind, why not give the Live Life Get Active on-demand core workouts a try?
4. Eat nutrients dense foods
Exercise alone can help with burning stubborn fat, but getting a good dose of nutrients through eating healthy foods is also crucial too. In particular, consume foods that are high in fibre and protein as they work well together to keep us feeling fuller for longer.
On the one hand, protein ensures that we burn fat rather than muscle when we work out as it promotes muscle growth as well as boosts your metabolism. Alternatively, fibre helps keep bowel movements regular and ensures your body is processing food correctly. Together they create a feeling of fullness and can sometimes be more effective in this way than food rich in carbohydrates and fats.
Foods that are high in fibre include cereals, fruits and vegetables, legumes, and nuts and seeds. Protein rich foods include lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products as well as legumes, nuts and seeds.
5. Reduce unnecessary calories
While putting in nutritious foods helps burn fat, taking out unnecessary unhealthy ones helps too. This means reducing foods that are high in sugar or saturated fats, as well as cutting down on alcohol.
And this may not be as hard as you think, it may be as simple as opting to not put sugar in your tea, avoiding bottled salad dressing and making your own, or limiting yourself to drinking alcohol once a week and in moderation.
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Harvard Health Publishing: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/simple-math-equals-easy-weight-loss
BetterHealth (Vic Gov): https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/weight-and-muscle-gain