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Wrinkled tummy after childbirth. Suggestions?

Hi, After the birth of my children my tummy looks very ugly and wrinkled. I live in South Africa, and do not have the money to go for a tummy-tuck. I did start dieting and exercising, but the more weight I loose the worse my tummy looks. Please advise what I can do. This is really effecting my life big time mentally and physically. I would just like to look normal again and not be ashamed to undress or be touched by my hubby. Thank you, Chantelle
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Evaluate your diet. Check the fat content of the foods that you typically eat. Eating high-fiber foods, which aid in elimination, can also help reduce belly fat. Choose a diet that is rich in whole grains
Practice aerobic exercise. At least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise on a daily basis. The best type of aerobic activity is the kind that you enjoy doing.
Practice total body strength training. Strength training exercises raise your metabolic rate, so you are actually burning more calories in your resting state. Additionally, performing exercises for the upper back will improve your posture, which will in turn make your abs look flatter.
Stay hydrated. Drink more water 8-12 glasses.
Improve your posture. The way you stand can make it seem as if you have more belly fat than you really do.
Be consistent in your efforts & you will notice the results.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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