Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lose Belly Fat Exercises for Women After Pregnancy

Are you struggling to lose those belly fats after giving birth? Are you willing to do some work-out but can't find the right exercise routine for you? Here are some exercises that you may try to lose those excess fats on your belly or get a flat stomach faster and get back to your normal shape:

Pelvic Tilt

Do this move as early as one week after you have your baby if you had a vaginal delivery; if you had a C-section you might have to wait 8 to 10 weeks. Lie on your back with your knees bent and a pillow under your hips and another between your knees. Feet flat and your arms at your sides, inhale, then exhale and draw your abs in and tuck your pelvis under slightly, squeezing your buttocks as you do a Kegel. Hold 5 seconds and release for 10 reps.

Pelvic Bridge

After six weeks, add this move to your routine. Lie on your back with feet hip-width apart, knees bent. Inhale, then exhale as you draw your abs up and in toward your spine. Tilt your pelvis up, lifting your hips off the floor into a bridge. Slowly lower down to starting position. Repeat 5 times, building up to 10.

Heel Slides

Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet hip-width apart and abs drawn in. Flex your left foot, pressing your heel into the floor. Keeping your pelvis still, inhale, then exhale as you use your deep abdominal muscles to push your left heel away from your body, keeping the knee slightly bent. Return to starting position. Alternate sides, doing 5 slides on each side, working up to 10. Do these first three exercises together and in order for the next two weeks, then add move 4.

Towel Pulse

Lie on your back, knees bent. Place a towel across your upper shins and grasp each end. Pull the ends of the towel and squeeze thighs together. Inhale, then exhale as you draw your abs in and lift your shoulders off the floor. Hold, and contract and release, your ab muscles 10 to 12 times, working up to 20. Do moves 1–4 in order for two weeks.

Single-Leg Stretch with Towel

Add this move at 12 to 14 weeks postpartum, doing moves 1–5 in order. Lie on your back with your knees above your hips and your shins parallel to the floor. Place a small towel on top of your thighs, hold on to the ends and push against your thighs to create resistance. Lift your head and shoulders and extend your left leg out as you exhale. Switch legs and repeat, alternating legs for 5 reps and working up to 10.

Watch this video and see other exercises that can help you lose weight and flatten your tummy after giving birth:

Monday, January 5, 2015

Weight Loss Tips After Giving Birth

For some mothers out there, losing weight after giving birth can be very frustrating. But is it advisable to start your diet or exercise routines immediately after pregnancy? Medical experts certainly don't recommend it because your body may need sometime to recover.

Here are some tips that you may have to consider before your decide to lose weight after giving birth:

Don't start dieting too soon

Your body needs time to recover from labor and delivery. Give yourself until your six-week postpartum checkup before you start watching your calorie intake and actively trying to slim down. And if you're breastfeeding, experts recommend that you wait until your baby is at least 2 months old before you try to lose weight. (If you're a nursing mom, you may also want to read our article on a healthy breastfeeding diet.)

Starting a diet too soon after giving birth can delay your recovery and make you feel more tired – and you need all the energy you can muster to adjust to life with your newborn. In addition, if you're nursing, dieting can affect your milk supply. If you're patient and give your body a chance to do its work, you may be surprised at how much weight you lose naturally, especially if you're breastfeeding.

Be realistic about weight loss

Keep in mind that you may not be able to return to your exact pre-pregnancy weight or shape. For many women, pregnancy causes permanent changes such as a softer belly, slightly wider hips, and a larger waistline. With this in mind, you might want to adjust your goals a bit. For a reality check, see our photo gallery of real post-baby bellies.

Embrace exercise

There's no magic pill to help you lose weight: A healthy diet combined with regular exercise is the best way to shed the pounds – and to keep them off. And it's important to exercise while trying to lose weight to ensure you're losing fat instead of muscle.

Once you're ready to begin losing weight, start by eating a little less and being more active – even if you're just taking a quick walk around the block with your baby in the stroller.

Find out whether your body is ready for exercise and visit our postpartum fitness area for information on getting back into shape.

Lose weight slowly

Don't go on a strict, restrictive diet. Women need a minimum of 1,200 calories a day to stay healthy, and most women need more than that – between 1,500 and 2,200 calories a day – to keep up their energy and prevent mood swings. And if you're nursing, you need a bare minimum of 1,800 calories a day (most nursing moms need more like 2,000 to 2,700 calories) to nourish both yourself and your baby.

If you're breastfeeding, you'll want to make sure to take it slow – losing weight too quickly can cause a decrease in your milk supply.

Too-rapid weight loss can also release toxins that are stored in your body fat into the bloodstream – and into your milk supply. (Toxins that can make it into your bloodstream include environmental contaminants like the heavy metals lead and mercury, persistent organic pollutants like PCBs and dioxins, and solvents.)

Weight loss of about a pound and a half a week is safe and won't affect your milk supply if you're nursing. To achieve this, cut out 500 calories a day from your current diet (without dipping below the safe minimum) by either decreasing your food intake or increasing your activity level.

Eat up – and take your time!

With a new baby and schedule, it can be hard to find the time to eat. But skipping meals can make energy levels lag – and it won't help you lose weight. Many moms find that eating five to six small meals a day with healthy snacks in between (rather than three larger meals) fits their appetite and schedule better. (A small meal might be half a sandwich, some carrot sticks, fruit, and a glass of milk.)

Don't skip meals in an attempt to lose weight – it won't help, because you'll be more likely to eat more at other meals. And you'll also probably feel tired and grouchy.

Even if you've never been much of a breakfast person, keep in mind that eating breakfast can help keep you from feeling famished – and tired – later in the morning, and it can give you the energy to be more active.

In addition, numerous studies show that skipping breakfast can sabotage your weight loss efforts. According to the National Weight Control Registry, which has tallied the successful strategies of dieters who have lost an average of 66 pounds and kept it off for 5.5 years, 78 percent of the dieters eat breakfast daily.Slow your eating down, too, if possible. When you take your time eating, you'll notice that it's easier to tell when you feel full – and you're less likely to overeat.

Be choosy about foods and drinks

Research shows that consuming low-fat milk and dairy products and choosing whole grain products like whole wheat bread and whole grain cereal can help you lose weight. Other good choices include low-fat, high-fiber foods such as fruits (like apples, oranges, and berries) and raw vegetables (like carrots, jicama, and red pepper strips) for healthy snacks.

Other ways to squeeze in more fruits and veggies: Make fruit (or veggie) smoothies, use fruit or vegetable salsas or vegetable reduction sauces (sauces made from puréed vegetables) over fish or chicken, add shredded carrots to your sandwich, try grilled vegetables, and try puréed vegetable soups. (Puréeing your soup makes it creamy without having to add cream, which is high in calories and saturated fat. It's also a great way to eat veggies you might not ordinarily eat on their own.)

Fat has twice as many calories as carbohydrates or proteins, so trimming the extra fat from your diet is probably the easiest way to cut calories. Look for low-fat or fat-free dairy products (you don't need to drink whole milk in order to make quality breast milk!), choose broiled or baked rather than fried foods, and limit your intake of sweets, which have extra calories from sugar and fat.

Keep in mind, though, that fat is an important nutrient, so your goal isn't to eliminate it from your diet. In fact, including some fat at each meal will help you stay full and keep you from overeating carbohydrates. (Too many calories from any source – fat, protein, or carbs – can lead to weight gain or keep you from accomplishing weight loss.)

The trick is to choose "good" fats rather than "bad" fats. The best fats are mono- and polyunsaturated fats, like those in canola oil, olive oil, avocado, olives, nuts and seeds, and fatty fish like salmon. The oils to avoid are saturated and trans fats, which can contribute to heart disease and perhaps diabetes, and can be transferred to breast milk, too.

Saturated fats are found in meats and dairy products, and trans fats are typically found in many fried foods, snack foods, and baked goods. (Food labels specify which kinds of fats the products contain.)

Finally, although you should be drinking about 8 or 9 cups of fluids each day, watch what you drink – a surprising number of calories can be hidden in juice, soda, and coffee drinks.

Daily food plan for healthy post-baby weight loss

The food plan below adds up to 2,200 calories a day for breastfeeding moms. For non-breastfeeding moms, it totals 1,800 calories a day. Use this as a rough guide – your individual calorie needs will vary depending on your weight, metabolism, and activity level, and also on how much you're breastfeeding.

This video can guide you on how you can trim those excess fats and lose weight after pregnancy faster.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lose Weight Today

Having PCOS, I have hormonal imbalances so I get to have excessive hair growth and hair fall, facial hair, sudden weight gains, irregular periods, and many others.

But since I wish to have another kiddo, a baby girl, I would do whatever it takes just to get pregnant again.

And I would start losing weight now. All for Eiea.

God bless this new venture for me and my family.


Mommy Mai

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

How to Lose Weight Naturally - The Fun of Losing Weight

How You Can Easily Lose Weight Naturally

In order to successfully reduce weight one should eat 5-6 times per day, a small meal, instead of 3 heavy meals. Below are some useful tips to help you with your weight reduction:

Balanced Meals: It is very important to consume three balanced meals a day, of which breakfast is the most important. There should be enough of the vital nutrients, required by your body, provided by the meals.

Start walking: Walking one or two times a day can help you to lose weight faster.
Avoid fried foods and junk: Junk and fried foods contain high levels of fat. Instead of this, you can eat grilled and cooked foods.

Persons who have no time to visit dieticians can go to health websites for assistance. These sites are a very good source of information on how to lose weight effectively. In addition, these websites have videos that you can upload, with effective exercises that are helpful in weight loss.

The main advantage of these sites is that they do not charge for their suggestions.
Our bodies like slow changes, therefore, gradual changes are best for losing weight. Many diet programs help you to lose weight. Always say no to eating too much, when you are fully satisfied. A healthy diet is recommended, with some effective exercises from a dietician.

Obesity causes many diseases and therefore a good diet is the best weapon to defeat obesity.

Tips for dieting

Do not try to change too much at once. Try two or three of these points at a time, and persevere to perfect them, before you introduce new ones.

Eat low-fat foods, which taste better, with lots of fresh or dried food
Classy dishes with chili, ginger, pepper and Tabasco stimulate the digestive system
Use as a spread, mustard, horseradish or quark
Cut off any visible fat (for example, from ham)

Prepare salad dressing with broth, lemon juice, yogurt, and nature
Bind soups with a powdered potato, instead of with cream
Use, instead of sugar, natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or dried fruit
Sweet cravings

Anyone who has been fasting at times, or has been on a diet, knows all about cravings. There are natural ways to combat compulsive eating. Natural Pharmacists recommend spagyric essences. Beispielse Punica (pomegranate), or Hoodia (cactus). The application is simple: six times a day, spraying it into the throat three times, and leaving it to work for fifteen minutes.

If truth to be told, you will lose weight naturally, only if you are ready to take things seriously enough and deny your old habits, in exchange of the best results that will be achieved.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Helpful Tips on How to Lose Weight

Hello there. It's been a long time since I've made my last post. And so I am giving it a Kick again.

I personally work out my way to lose weight and grab that figure I've had years back then before I became a loving wife to hubby Rainier and a wonderful mom to our unico hijo, Eieo.

Though I find several weight loss programs to help me get back into shape, I still want to try my own convenient, easy, time-bound and lightest ways of burning fats.

I just want to share this with you.

Here are some tips on how you can lose weight, burn those unwanted fats and get back into shape:

The problem on how to lose weight persists as more and more people these days need to shed extra pounds to keep fit and look good.

Many programs on how to lose weight require drastic changes in your diets and extreme exercising to force the extra fats away. The problem with these programs is that it is very difficult to keep up with them.

Fortunately there are easier ways on how to lose weight that anybody can follow and keep up with.

1. First thing on the list is nutrition. The reason why many people are obese these days is the kind of food they like to eat – junk foods, processed foods, fast food products, etc. Fiber rich foods are often disregarded but these are needed by the body to promote good digestion, flush out unwanted toxins and maintain a healthy inner body.

2. Don’t skip breakfast. No matter how busy you are, start your day with a good, healthy breakfast consisting of high fiber fruits and low starch foods. This is the most important meal in your day as it wakes up your metabolism which burns fats fast.

3. A very good tip on how to lose weight is to make sure that your metabolism maintains a fast speed. You can do this by eating 3 planned meals a day and 2 snacks.

4. Avoid eating out and prepare your own food. Another helpful ‘how to lose weight’ tip is preparing or cooking your own meals. By doing this you can watch what you eat and even save on money.

5. Avoid feeling the urge to grab unhealthy snacks to munch on in between meals. You can do this by including protein rich foods in your meals that makes you feel full longer.

6. Successful ‘how to lose weight’ programs will tell you to drink lots of water as water helps greatly in maintaining your bodily organs’ functions. 8 to 10 glasses a day is ideal. If you are not used to drinking that much water, train yourself to drink every after meals and snacks.

These tips on how to lose weight are effective and can really help you shed unwanted body mass especially if you make them a daily habit.

The secret on how to lose weight effectively does not lie on fasting or extreme dieting or workouts but on the individual’s dedication to stick to a healthy habit.

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Mommy Mai

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sugaring Wax and Lips and Cheeks Tints

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The use of "STRIP IT" cold wax is so simple since no heating is required, salon quality results can be achieved at home with very little practice.

And since its compound adheres tightly to the hair but not the skin, as ordinary wax does, there is less pain and discomfort than with other waxes. It should be noted that each session becomes less painful as time goes on since the hair follicle becomes weaker every time.

"STRIP IT" hair removal sugaring falls into the category of epilation. This means that the hair is removed by its roots, below the skin's surface thus hair is unseen from 2-4 weeks. This is one of the reasons why it is preferable to shaving or depilation. Many users report that waxing slowly reduces the growth of hair and even permanent hair loss after a long period of use.

"STRIP IT" Also exfoliates the skin while removing the hair, because dead skin cells and impurities are stripped off at the same time. Thus it leaves the skin soft and smooth.
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When applying a small amount of tint on the cheeks, begin at the apple, moving up and out, in light layers. Apply again to intensify the color, or layer it for a unique look. Apply long-lasting, blendable lip and cheek tint sparingly for natural-looking color on lips and cheeks; use a heavier hand for more intense color.

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