During pregnancy, the stomach muscles stretch to make room for the expanding fetus in the uterus. Crash diets and rush exercise regimes may do more harm than good, considering the reason of the belly expansion. You should set a goal for how many pounds you wish to lose over a period of time. This could be 1 pound per week and use tools like charts to track your progress.
Take a lot of water
Water and fresh fruit juice is ideal for everyone. If you are trying to reduce your pot belly, you should take as much water as possible with the minimum being 2 litres spread out each day since it increases your metabolism rate. This way, your body increases the rate to release energy. Drinking cold water first thing in the morning greatly contributes to your pot belly loss efforts.
Watch what you eat
You should consult your doctor for a go ahead of a losing weight diet especially if you are on a diet. The main part of having a proper diet is eating small portions of high quality foods; high quality being a balanced array of the different food groups like proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates. Cutting on your sugar content means a slimmer waist since the calories obtained from sugary drinks and processed sugary foods like candy and muffins tend to add the fat around your belly. Engaging the services of a dietician will go a long way to help you manage a proper feeding plan and routine that he or she will adjust depending on your progress.
Food manufacturers are conscious of what they put in food in terms of ingredients and content since by law, packaging stuff whose content defers from what is indicated on the packaging is illegal. When you are watching your diet, it is important to be keen on what products you consume and their ingredients and quantities since you need to maintain a certain level of energy for the body. An excess of it (if not used) will be converted into body fat which will further worsen the weight issue.
Doing stomach crunches are not appropriate to rid you of the stubborn post partum belly since they harm the outermost abdominal muscle cells. Yoga, swimming, jogging and walking are safe exercises to get into shape especially if you delivered via cesarean.