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Postpartum Weight Loss- How to Target the Mid-Section

Posted Aug 25 2009 5:21pm

To Sara of Fit by Sara: “Since becoming a mom, I just can’t seem to lose my mommy tummy.  Do you have any tips to target the mid-section?”

From Sara of Fit by Sara: “You asked about targeting the mid-section…and let me just say that is the most popular question among mom’s!  The true secret is eating healthy and exercising.  Most women who workout have tight abs, it’s just that you can’t see them because of the abdominal fat and tissue around the muscles.  Once weight is lost around the mid section, you’ll start seeing the abs come through.  You could do a thousand situps, but it won’t reduce the fat on the abdominal, it will only tighten the muscle underneath.  I recommend eating small meals throughout the day (take balance bars, and bananas or other things you enjoy eating along with you in the car), drink lots of water (don’t mistake hunger for thirst!  Stay hydrated!  Ex:  I drink about 4-5 water bottles a day!), do your cardio (4-5 times a week. Ex: 3 times a week cardio intervals including 2-3 lb. weights, and 1-2 times a week walk 30-45 min.).” -Sara Holliday

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