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11 Ways on How to Lose Your Postpartum Belly

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In this video I’m gonna show you 11 ways on how to lose your postpartum belly stay tuned hi I’m Linda Poirier with bodies after babies.com… helping you to fit into those jeans get your sexy back and find that life of happy when I had my last son I was super frustrated at my belly I had gained a lot of weight I gained 54 pounds with him I wasn’t one of those women that just put on her pre-pregnancy jeans before or I should say after giving birth it took me a long time I was actually in maternity clothes for over six months so I understand how upsetting it can be when you first have a baby but let’s get right into it and all explain the 11 ways that you can help your postpartum belly so number one is to check for diastasis recti a lot of doctors do not explain it to you in fact the majority of doctors do not explain it to new mommies or pregnant mommies and all that is is simply an ab separation down your Linea Alba which is just the middle of your abs and going all the way down I have more explanations in a video up here on how to check for diastasis recti but you want to make sure that you do check for it because that will hinder your progress in getting your belly down number two is ditch the situps the first thing we think of is I got to do more situps I gotta get that belly down but really you’re wrecking yourself and mummies no no no no no no situps get rid of the situps no planking no downward dog anything that puts pressure on your stomach is a no-no now as you progress and you close that gap up in your tummy and you get stronger in your core you’ll be able to do planking but you’d be doing planking the right way so I highly suggest get rid of anything like that that will put that added pressure and what I want to show you is just a little bit of a visual so you know so I’m going to take the zip lock this represents the middle of your stomach you’re the line that goes down and if you’re doing a sit-up right like you’re crunching up it’s going out so your crease eating more of a gap and everything’s coming out of there and it’s just that’s what gives you the Poochie effect okay so we just want to stay away from those number three is have nutrient loaded meals and snacks you’re just coming from delivery or maybe it’s been a while since you’ve been postpartum but your body needs to heal it’s been through the wringer pretty much in the last well forty two weeks for me it was all right for teeth I was forty two weeks so it’s been through the wringer so you need to heal you are not gonna heal from eating toast crusts from your toddler or hamburgers or you know junky food you need those neat nutrients to heal and you know what they are for the most part right I mean it’s not rocket science and and I know you need a little bit of help and that’s okay you could have smoothies you can add veggies you can pre do them and put them in a Tupperware there’s a lot of ways you can do them I every morning we’ll have a nutritious shake I’ll put the link down below if you’re interested make sure your day is balanced nobody says you have to be perfect but you really do want to get those nutrients in your body is going to respond way faster you’re going to feel better you’re gonna have more energy and that will carry through and less cravings and we all know what that does to us okay so make sure you have that nutrient loaded meals don’t worry about the calories so much but make sure you’re eating nutritious food now what I do to make my life way easier is in the morning I wake up and I have a meal replacement shake it’s clean there’s no crap in it no fillers that’s what you want to look for no fillers high protein that’s gonna help with that weight loss as well and I’ll put a link below if you guys want to see what I have number four is use a belly wrap I use this after I had my baby and actually I use this before I had my baby because I was getting kind of back pain how was big like I gained that 55 pounds toys just I was just really big I was as big wide as I was tall pretty much so all I used was is called a belly band it and I’ll show you the package I keep every package I’m kind of weird that way but that’s what I look like it’s called the upsie belly and it’s it’s the belly bandit brand I love this for support because I would wear it this way where this would be in the back and this would be in the front when I was pregnant and then when I wasn’t pregnant had the baby I turned it around so this part was supporting the front and then it just felt rows at the back and this one in particular I know there’s different styles and that kind of thing but this particular one the up sie belly came with a little cold pack and you can also heat it so it was nice to put either on your back and it just slips I’ll show you it just slips into the pocket right there if you can see it hopefully it’s up enough and you put it in there and then it has instructions on the back so what’s really cool about this is that I liked it because it kept me snug and when you use these it helps compress your stomach and help support it and you feel all round better and I want to say it makes you feel like you want to have better posture you can wear this underneath your shirt or over top of your shirt you wear it all day all night I noticed like if I skip today then it I almost felt like my belly was getting back to like back out so you got to keep on it but it makes you feel better and it keeps you from kind of you don’t you know when you have it on there you can’t really slouch which is great and it won’t wreck that diastasis which is like that zip lock I showed you the other thing is make sure you take your measurements before you order one I got cocky I’m a small I can order a small no problem it was okay when it was for my under my belly but when the baby was born is like oh geez a little tight and one of the things I was surprised as because the way my belly was shaped it almost didn’t cover everything just because it was shaped different as you’re getting down you know after you have baby so don’t be alarmed but definitely measure maybe even get to that way you can have one for when you’re going lower and when you yeah a little bit bigger so belly wrap highly recommend it okay the next one is be careful on how you get out of bed and into bed that’s also the way you sit up I will do a future video on this I have this set to go pretty quick here what you want to do is not jaqen I felt so you don’t want to just lay in bed and then put lifts up and go if that makes sense you want to slide your body sideways and then turn and slide back and then up I know it’s hard it’s kind of confusing but I will do a video dedicated just to that’s to show you how to do it you could be doing all these things all the right things and then it’s the way you’re getting out of bed and sitting and holding your baby or nursing that is hindering your progress number six is scrub your belly I know that necessarily won’t mean you would lose your belly however if you stimulate your body and your skin by scrubbing it now you do it in circles you get the body poof and you go in circles and you can do this in the shower you can have a scrub because this also will help with the grayish color skin I know after I had my little one I didn’t think anything of it but I started scrubbing I was like oh my goodness I look kind of gray my skin was kind of gray so I send my belly button so I would scrub it and it just it just brought the healing to the surface you know that blood flow and makes everything better you can also put some coconut oil on there to moisturize your stomach I know a lot of you may have stretch marks I did too and they’re gonna be red for a while if you’re lucky and didn’t have one then you’re really lucky yeah just just taking care of the belly and it makes you kind of feel good cuz you’re doing something for yourself and you’re doing something nice for something that you’re not too fond of so number seven leads me in to take care of your insides and what I mean by that is our bodies go through crazy time right during pregnancy and our organs get shifted and everything gets shifted but a lot of people have problems with their digestion after they have a baby and so certain foods they’ll be sensitive to or they are sensitive without knowing it and it’s just heightened so if you want to be sure to get rid of that belly or bring it down it’s important to concentrate on that digestion so just be mindful of what you’re eating if you’re starting to not feel good after you have certain amount of foods or certain kinds of foods start eliminating them you know the culprits are usually gluten dairy be mindful of what it is and just try and eliminate them and you might find that your tummy’s going down a lot faster than you thought other things to notice is the way you feel like I said if your stomach just doesn’t feel right if you’re feeling extra tired even though I know with a baby I mean you’re gonna be tired but there is some symptoms um skin issues that kind of thing so take care of your insides I use a essential oil and that just calms my tummy down it’s a blend I really really like it I’ve been super impressed I’ve been trying for the last month and I just I really like it you could also be sure to take probiotics and the shakes that I mentioned earlier I take that has live digestive enzymes that will help break down your food that’ll help you also absorb that protein and it’s really super healthy for you okay next number eight is water water water you got to have lots of water flush out those toxins get that fat moving and hydrate yourself that’s gonna make your skin look better too if you’re one of those mummies that do not like water you can easily just put some slices of fruit in there you can do lemon and basil and all this stuff to make it taste better I sometimes pop teabags and water and just flash and go no big deal if you have any other ideas you can pop them below to help because a lot of people struggle with this so how much do you take you take half of your weight in ounces number nine now this might surprise you a little bit and it’s scrapping the tight pants and you might think yeah oh I can’t even get my pants on right have you ever seen where some people or maybe this happens to you you get on like tight jeans you’re wearing them and over time like you’re fat kind of molds on top of your jeans well you’re actually training your fat to basically live there and there’s a whole science behind it has to do with fascia and all this but you guys might be scratching your head so I’m just gonna give you the basics don’t wear tight underwear don’t wear tight jeans tight pants make sure they’re just loose enough so that when you’re sitting down it’s not creating that extra tightness because your bellies gonna mold to that is gonna stay there we don’t want that right so scrap it number ten is don’t bash yourself it is so easy to get up in the morning you have your shower you look in the mirror and you’re like right and you’re so disappointed how you look how you feel it’s gross like your belly at least when you’re pregnant and it was nice and tight now it’s like jiggly and all these things right I’ve been through this so this is how I know don’t bash yourself because if you focus on that you’re gonna get more of that so you focus on oh I hate my stomach I hate how it looks it looks gross I look gross I feel gross then you’re just gonna get more of that so be gentle look at yourself to some other body part that you do like and focus on that while you’re you know dealing with these things but what you focus on you find and what you focus on seems real and it’s just gonna get worse and worse so don’t bash yourself go easy too nobody expects you you know you know it took ten months pretty much to gain that weight and it’s gonna take some time to get it off that I know for sure cuz my 55 pounds took quite a while and finally number 11 is sleep this is super duper important for weight loss or reducing that mummy tummy or postpartum belly now a lot of you guys are probably like oh my like for real because you have you have kids even toddlers they get up the middle of the night but if you can fall asleep or set your alarm to go asleep at 10:30 and then of course if you have to wake up with the baby and and your little ones all you know I understand that but if you can try and get your butt to bed by 10:30 that’ll set you up for success the next day so you’re not tired because what happens when you’re tired you eat more crappy food you’re too tired to prep any meals you don’t want to drink your water and all kinds of things right it just gets to be a mess so 10:30 there’s things that can help you fall asleep maybe you do a little bit of lavender essential oils on your feet I sometimes use also a sleep spray it’s just you know I’m not every day but it has melatonin in it and a couple other things and I really like it but only when my rhythm you know is kind of funky but the goal is to keep your body as Stressless as possible and that’s it eleven ways to help you lose your postpartum belly comment below let me know what one that helps you the most what you would like to see in the next video and tell me a little bit about yourself because I love to hear from my subscribers and don’t forget to subscribe hit that subscribe button click the notification bell and I look forward to seeing you in the next video thank you so much for watching until next time all that is is a simple hi Jada okay you gotta get down if you’re putting pressure on it no I don’t want to do that there don’t do that there number three is what is number three okay the next one is be careful on how you get out of bed and into bed that’s also the way you set up some symptoms my cats making noises jack