Whether it’s your first or fourth you’ll notice a significant change to the look and feel of your tummy. Some mums’ bodies jump back quickly and easily, while some keep a jiggly pouch for years to come. If you’re looking to tone up your mum tum we’ve pulled together a few tips to help you achieve the shape you want – and it’s not all revolve around sit-ups.
1 Fish oil supplements
One of the first things new mums should be doing is adding a fish oil supplement to their routine. They turn on your fat-burning hormones and switch off your fat storing ones and they’re particularly good at targeting the fat around your mid-section, which is where a lot of mums tend to store it.
2 Pelvic floor exercises
These moves act as an internal corset for your stomach, flattening it from the inside. Your pelvic floor muscles are the ones you’d use to stop yourself from peeing mid flow; but they do a lot more than that.
You probably did pelvic floor exercises to prepare for giving birth; it’s equally important to keep practising after the baby has arrived.
3 Cut down on sugar
Sugar converts straight to fat in your body, and it’s hiding in a lot of things. There are the usual culprits like biscuits and sweets, but most breakfast bars, low-fat yoghurts and soft drinks are also packed with hidden sugars.
5 Cut down on coffee
It’s easy to use coffee to power you through in the early weeks and months of motherhood, try to stick to two cups a day. Caffeine can encourage the stress hormone cortisol to be released into your body which in turn leads to fat storage around your waist and stomach.
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