Why belly fat is so hard to lose and what to do about it

Why do always seem to keep the fat around your belly longer than other areas? What is the best way to drop that fat? Read our tips and advice to help you lose belly fat & keep it off.
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Without a doubt, most mums can relate to this!

You may have had a flat belly your whole life, but since having children, you cannot seem to get that flat belly back you were once so proud of.

Nicole Daniels lost 25kg and says, “I started doing the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and having the Healthy Mummy Smoothies for breakfast and lunch.

“I love the Healthy Mummy smoothies and all the healthy recipes taste great (my husband loves them too).”

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All about tummy fat

One problem is that we are all impatient and we want everything now! But losing weight does take time and effort and it doesn’t happen overnight.

What we can guarantee, is that by eating a high lean protein diet with healthy snacks, such as Healthy Mummy smoothies, and with a decent amount of exercise 4-5 times per week (The HIIT training on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge), you will be able to reclaim that once tight and toned stomach you once had (or wish for).

And by following a nutritionally balanced eating and exercise plan like on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge you can bust belly fat FOR GOOD!

People will tell you, that you cannot target your stomach via diet and that exercise is the only way to get rid of the excess fat.

We believe, that we have shown throughout all the weight loss success stories that are shown on The Healthy Mummy website that the food you choose relates back to tummy weight loss.

A few further ways to speed up fat loss is to use a variety of supplements.

The best supplements to use to blast belly fat

1. Probiotic

A probiotic is one supplement that will greatly help in digestion, which therefore will help flatten the tummy and increase your chance of losing the last bit of body fat.

And increasing fibre, in general, is a great way to improve digestion. Good news is that the healthy mummy smoothies are high in fibre – you can also read more on fibre here.

2. Fish oil

Fish oil is another great tool in speeding up fat loss as it is thought to positively influence metabolism, meaning that you’ll digest your food more quickly, to activate enzymes in your body that are responsible for burning fat, which also means that your body burns fat more easily, and also helps to reduce insulin resistance.

Studies have shown that taking fish oil supplements in conjunction with doing regular aerobic exercise can help you to burn off up to 26% more calories per day and more body fat than if you didn’t take any fish oil supplements.

3. Cut out dairy and gluten and drink The Healthy Mummy Smoothie

If you are still finding it hard to lose the tummy fat, try cutting dairy and or gluten from your diet (The Healthy Mummy smoothies are free from dairy and gluten).

These two groups of food cause a lot of bloating and fluid retention and could be just the thing you need to get rid of those last few kilos.

Try using almond, soy or lite coconut milk instead of regular cows milk and gluten-free wraps instead of regular bread. You will not miss them after a week or two, so give it a try.

4. Have a blood test to rule out any deficiencies

Pregnancy and childbirth can also deplete women of various nutrients such as iron and iodine, so it may be worth getting a blood test or complete thyroid panel to rule out any deficiencies if you are getting stuck with your weight loss efforts.

A great natural medicine practitioner can also check for genetic irregularities that your GP may not test for, such as the modern day ‘Fat Gene’. It is a simple and affordable DNA test which can greatly help in difficult cases.

What else do you need to know about losing tummy fat?

At The Healthy Mummy, we help hundreds of thousands of mums to lose weight and lose tummy fat.

We have THOUSANDS of weight loss stories and before & after photos on our site from mums on our plans and they all show how mums have lost tummy fat on our plans and how we understand on our plans how you can do this.

You can see some great pictures of mums on our plans below and click here to read stories.
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Linda Hallas lost 40kg and says “I have achieved my goal by eating from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge plan, by using the Healthy Mummy smoothies and a moderate amount of exercise and am now at a healthy BMI.”
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Lauren Jones lost 18kg and says “I have said it before and I will say it again, The Healthy Mummy isn’t a diet, It’s a lifelong lifestyle of education and nutrition and knowing that it’s about balance, thanks to The Healthy Mummy and 28 Day Challenges I  have truly changed my life.”

Join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and blast your belly fat TODAY!

If you are wanting to lose weight and improve your energy – not to mention – help improve your overall health and wellbeing – our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an awesome program to check out.

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans (including 7 Day Cleanse)
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!

To learn more about our 28 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE CLICK HERE or purchase our breast-feeding friendly Smoothies.


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