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Ive been trying really hard to reduce my bubby belly. I’ve changed the way I eat, doing more exercise, have quit smoking. ..basically have done a complete life change but this tummy won’t just budge!! Help! Please!

Posted by kezaberrie, 26th April 2014

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  • Hard work!
    Cuttinv out breads and pastas. Pastries.
    Stomach crunches.

  • I’d suggest pilates and yoga. That really helped me.

  • Help, mines still there too :( I want a tummy tuck lol

  • It will happen just give it time. I did a lot of walking

  • Hmmm… Even at my slimmest of 58kg I still have a flabby belly. I have learnt to live with it now haha!! I’ve had 3 babies in 6 years do it’s bound to be a bit floppy

  • My stretch marks and extra pad on my belly are just like my grey hairs lol- I’ve earned everyone of them as is my grandmas saying. In all seriousness I put on 30kg with preeclampsia with my son and it seemed like my belly pouch was never going away. I started walking with my son in the pram around the bay into town a lot and most other places. There are lots of exercises you can do in and around the home. It seemed to take forever, then one day it was gone- well apart from the creamy coloured stretch marks and extra belly pad that really just means I’ve had a bub. It takes time and in time your body will change again, but perhaps not completely back to the way it was. Hollywood has an unhealthy way of glamorising mums unhealthily loosing weight and running themselves tagged to look superb again. Mind you most of those people have been airbrushed in photos and have access to cosmetic procedures etc

  • Don’t stress your self. Remember that it took 9 months for your body to stretch. So it will take even longer to get it back to shape.

  • Ohhhh I wish I knew!! I want the same thing! But I’ve always had a bit of tummy flab so I think sometimes it is genetics….good luck!

  • embrace it, stop stressing over it -it is a part of who you are. Everything we do in life leaves a trace on our bodies. Stretch marks and baby belly let the world know you have created a very special life

  • I would try an do some sit ups to strengthen the tummy muscles

  • After 4 years since baby 3 I have started the 5 and 2 diet. It is 5 days of sensible eating and 2 days of only 500 calories for the day. I have started losing the last 10 kgs, about half way and a lot is from my belly!

  • Depends how long ago it was since you had your baby. For me, my body shape changed after having children and it was never the same no matter what I did, so eventually I just gave up and accepted that – tough but it was doing my head in trying to fight it.

  • Congrats on quitting smoking, not easy, you must be very proud of yourself. This however, can have its downfall as you may be eating more without realising it or it may take time depending how old bubs is. Swimming is the best for the tummy I think & for all over. I’m a swimmer from way back. GOod luck, think positive :)

  • Sounds like you’re heading in the right direction so I’m going to try and follow suit.

  • Pilates has worked wonders for me.

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