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How do I get rid of post pregnancy belly fat?

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Posted on Thu, 7 Aug 2014 in Weight & Lifestyle
Question: How do I get rid of pregnancy fat on my tummy
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
DIET AND EXERCISE

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
When was your childbirth ?
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles and tissues stretch to accomodate the baby, so fat deposition is common.
3 months after childbirth, you can begin exercise.
Start with 30 minutes of cardio atleast 4 days a week.
Do 30 minutes of abdominal exercises targetted to hit the belly fat.
NO exercises dissolve belly fat.
They just tighten the abdominal muscles, leading to leaner appearance.
Curtail your diet, cut down on fat, sugar, salt, fried food, processed food, oily food, sweets, namkeen, junk food - automatically as body fat reduces, abdominal fat too reduces.
Try yoga and meditation also.
Maintain upright posture and take calcium and vitamin D supplements.
IF everything fails, surgical correction is always possible, but give yourself upto a year of dedicated diet and exercise.
Have high protein food - chicken, fish, poultry, egg, paneer, dal, tofu etc.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
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