Tummy fat! It’s a constant struggle to lose, isn’t it?
In fact, The Healthy Mummy ran a survey with over 5,000 of our community members recently and found that belly fat loss was the number one concern for members!
It’s no surprise, as stomach fat is hard to target yet it’s where the female body tends to accumulate it the most.
So, it’s time to fight back and that starts with education. We’ve compiled a list of 7 tricks and tips to help you win the war against the belly bulge.
How to lose tummy fat
Tummy fat is the most troublesome place to lose fat from and as mums, it causes us many issues as we gain lots in that area during the process of having our bubs.
So, what are some of the tummy fat exercises and tummy fat burning foods you should use for belly fat loss? Keep reading to find out.
1) Eat clean
It’s all about eating food as close to natural as possible and reducing your processed food intake. This means plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to keep us full and healthy while keeping our sugar and simple carb intake down.
Focus on exercises targeting the stomach and core. While you can’t ‘spot reduce’ stomach fat, regular intensive exercise, even for a few minutes a day, can help you reduce fat around the tummy.
Don’t know where to start? We make it super easy! Simply follow the guided exercises in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app for tips, videos and exercises routines to burn the belly fat.
3) Eat foods that reduce bloating
Often, bloating may be the real issue, rather than stomach fat itself. Eating certain food and drink can go a long way to reducing bloating that can make you feel frumpy. Tummy fat burning foods include fennel seeds, asparagus, avocado, garlic, green tea, kimchi and blueberries.
See our other blog, the 15 foods and drinks to blast belly fat here, for more info.
Spotlight: Tummy fat burning food example
4) Fire up that metabolism
Utilise common tummy fat burning ingredients such as ginger, garlic, cinnamon, chilli, turmeric and cumin in your diet. These foods ignite your metabolism, turning your body into a fat loss machine.
5) Protein, protein, protein!
Lean protein (with less fat) keeps you fuller for longer, which reduces the likelihood of reaching for a sugary snack after your meal, which aids in belly fat loss. Think nuts, salmon, lean meats (such as chicken and turkey), tofu, eggs, yoghurt, tuna and certain cheeses.
6) Increase your heart rate
You don’t need an expensive gym membership!
Any exercise will help increase your calorie expenditure, so get moving! Chase the kids around the park, walk to the beach, stroll to the shops instead of driving, dance around the lounge room or use the multitude of exercises routines from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App.
Every little bit counts. Keep as active as you can every day to really get your heart pumping and your energy firing so help stomach fat reduction.
7) Reduce sugar and fat & increase fibre and protein
Sugary, fatty foods (like doughnuts, chocolate biscuits, pastries, cakes, and every other little treat) leave your body feeling unsatisfied and lethargic – you want more and more as they just don’t fill you. It’s why they often call these empty calories.
Reduce your intake of these foods and instead choose high fibre and high protein foods that will leave you feeling energised and satisfied – thus less likely to overeat.
Try eggs with wholegrain toast, tuna salads, chicken and veggie wraps, fruit and nuts, steak and vegetables. After all, it’s better not to gain belly fat in the first place than to have to lose it once it’s on.
These mums have already done it!
Here are some mums who blasted belly fat away using our 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge – and you can do it too!
Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is famous for helping mums achieve tummy fat reduction!
See some examples of real mums, just like you.
Jo Hart not only rocks her new bikini, but she has also lost 38kg* with The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. She says “I am proud of the change I have made for not only me but for my family too”.
Check out her belly fat loss below!
Busy mum of four Jo Hartnett from Busselton, Western Australia has lost 25kgs* by following The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. She says “I’m loving my new shape and I have so much more energy. Last Christmas was a drag. I had no energy. I didn’t enjoy it and I didn’t make the most of school holidays.
This Christmas I’m killing it! We have lights out the front. Presents under the tree! I’ve spent time with each of my kids helping them prepare gifts for each other AND I’ve had lively afternoons with friends and quality time with hubby!”
Check out her belly fat loss below!
Louise says “best comparison pic of me ever! Wow! My starting weight was 116kgs* I now weigh 73kgs. That’s a total weight loss of 43kgs*.
“I’ve been following The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges on and off and The Healthy Mummy Smoothies. My main form of exercise is walking and housework chores.”
The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has made stomach fat loss easier than ever – check out these results
Alicia says “eating was my biggest downfall before starting this lifestyle change. I would eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and soon saw my weight spiral out of control.
“Between 2002 and 2015 I put on over 50kg. After starting The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges I have lost 38kgs* and am still on a mission to lose another 12kgs. I’m feeling pretty proud of how far I’ve come and know I will succeed in losing the extra kgs!”.
Just take a look at her tummy fat reduction below!
Alanna Muller has lost 20.6kgs* (from 105.6kgs* to 85kgs*) with The Healthy Mummy program. She says “I love that The Healthy Mummy Smoothies and 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges are breastfeeding/family/budget friendly.
“Other than the obvious missing belly, the changes I see still surprise me. Like the fat above my knee and elbow and the definition in the butt area. All of these things mean so much more than a number on the scales.
“I still have a way to go but I am so grateful for having found The Healthy Mummy when I did, it really has changed my life!”
Check out Alanna’s incredible stomach fat loss!
After suffering bipolar disorder and weight gain from the prescribed medication, Ryann decided to sign up to The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
She has now lost 40kgs* and developed a healthy relationship with food and exercise. She is happier than ever and says “I am so proud of myself and I am thankful that The Healthy Mummy has allowed me to find myself again”.
Witness the belly fat loss for yourself!
Jess started The Healthy Mummy 28 day Weight Loss Challenges when her second child was 6 weeks old. She says “Being overweight caused me to not want to leave my house. I knew it was not fair on my family so I signed up to the Healthy Mummy program.
“After six strict rounds on the program, I lost 35kgs* and have maintained this weight with the free recipes and Healthy Mummy Smoothies. The Healthy Mummy support network has also been key in keeping me on track.”
Tummy fat reduction is possible – check out Jess’s transformation below!
Smashing her weight loss goal of 25kgs* (from 83.6kg to 58.6kg) with The Healthy Mummy Program, Elle now focuses on toning up her stomach fat.
Elle says “today I am thankful that I am no longer afraid of having photos taken of me. I love that I have photos to look back on and am proud of how far I have come. From being ‘obese’ and having no energy to tackle my day, to being a healthy weight and being able to spring around with my crazy toddler”.
Belly fat loss has changed her perspective on life. See images below!
How can The Healthy Mummy help you with belly fat loss?
We totally understand! We’re mums too and losing belly fat can be tricky with children.
This is why we created our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, where you can access healthy meal ideas, exercises and food planning tools to shed kilos in just four weeks.
Our supportive community of mums from around Australia are also there in our exclusive online group to motivate you and share stories.
Join over 200,000 mums, just like you, who have achieved tummy fat reduction successfully on the 28 Day Challenge and discover a healthier you today.
For more information or to join The Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, click here.