Having A Mummy Tummy – It’s Not Too Late To Do Something About It
Having a mummy tummy sucks!
You look in the mirror, there it is. You put your clothes on, there it is. You put your seatbelt on in the car, there it is!
You run for the hills at even the thought of a bathing suit and hate having to wear clothes you HAVE to wear instead of clothes you want to wear.
I know, I’ve been there.
It’s frustrating even when you do get down in weight and still have your tummy pooch out.
But it CAN be helped…you just gotta know where to start and what to do.
5 Must Do’s to Get Rid Of Your Mummy Tummy Forever.
#1 Close The Gap – The Mummy Tummy Diastasis Recti Problem Doctors Don’t Talk About.
Doctors don’t talk about this issue with you when you’re pregnant or after for that matter nor do they warn you about it.
It’s called Diastasis Recti for those of you who haven’t heard of it. It’s really disheartening and frustrating that doctors don’t tell you what to look for or the symptoms that can happen.
So many mommies suffer. Sometimes for years.
You may find that your belly isn’t going back down or maybe you’re having lower back issues, pelvic floor issues and so on.
What happens is your abs split during pregnancy from the pressure on the abdominal wall creating a gap. The more babies you have, the likelier it is to happen but you can still get this split with your first baby.
It’s really important to get it checked out and also to learn how to stay away from things that aggravate it. It is graded by how many finger widths you can put in it.
For women who are severe, surgery may be required. So it’s important to get it checked out and then work on strengthening your transverse abdominal muscles.
When I found out I had diastasis recti, I was about 2-3 finger widths apart and it has closed almost all the way (except for around my belly button). I did use a mummy tummy wrap to help hold it in and support my tummy which helped a lot.
#2 Mummy Tummy Exercises That Are As Simple As Daily Habit Fixes.
Mommies tend to have a slouch about them and something called
Your mummy tummy will actually look worse from the way you carry yourself if you slouch.
The way we push a stroller, hold our kids, cook our dinner, nurse if you’re nursing…all plays a part in making it worse.
To do a quick check in…stand against the wall and see where you
You may even find that your tummy feels like it’s working out even though you are just standing against a wall.
#3 Lose Your Mummy Tummy Through Diet And Exercise
Mummy Tummy Diet
Lean up with nutrition and exercise to help your mummy tummy and get rid of the pooch. First and foremost is nutrition. Without dialing in on what you eat, you can exercise until the cows come home.
Nutrition first, exercises second.
Think of food
Mummy Tummy Workout – What Not To Do
When it comes to exercise, steer clear of sit-ups or planks or you’ll be putting extra pressure on those abdominals and could make the gap worse.
It’s important to tighten your core and close up your diastasis recti.
You don’t have to be doing an hour a day in exercises in order for it to be effective. You just have to start.
10 minutes is better than 0 minutes. Right?!
#4 Mummy Tummy Skin Care Routine
I know how deflating it can be after pregnancy and you see those stretch marks, loose skin, and cellulite.
Drink half of your weight in ounces of water, use dry brushing to slough away the dead skin and help with the discoloration and exfoliate in the shower with a good body scrub.
After the shower, you can moisturize with a good postpartum tummy cream.
#5 Clothes to Hide Mummy Tummy
I used Spanx to hide my mummy tummy while I was losing weight and to hide the fiddly bits. I also had bloating issues so I would wear it even though I got that tummy down but had the bloat.
You can use smart styling choices to also hide your belly. Flowy shirts help. You can find shirts with an empire bustline which is just a fancy term for shirts that flow out from just under the bust. Think kind of like a baby doll shirt.
I used a postpartum belly wrap while after pregnancy for support to keep the tummy tight. It felt like a hug while wearing it.
Those are my 5 top ways to get rid of mummy tummy. I lost 54 lbs myself and applied all of these tips which helped me close that gap and get that flat tummy. I hope that helps.
If you’d like to learn more about your mummy tummy, be sure to check out my YouTube Channel on How To Get Rid Of Your Mummy Tummy.
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