How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Losing Weight

How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Losing Weight

After pregnancy many women want to keep their size but loose the belly. Unfortunately you cannot lose in one area of your body without changing the other parts of your body as well. You body is a connected system and an alteration in one area effects the whole. You can, however, lose the fat in your tummy and maintain your muscle mass. You must maintain a daily routine to see results in this endeavor. A daily routine takes the inches off your midsection in small steps. Healthy changes to your body always happen gradually.

Things You'll Need
  • Weekly diet
  • Running shoes
  • Access to weights
Tips

1. Eat healthy foods at every meal. Replace empty calories with healthy calories. Choose fruits, vegetables, grains and fresh proteins like meat, fish and eggs. Avoid processed foods, greasy, fried and fast food. Allow one small cheat like cake or ice cream every other day.

2. Breastfeed your baby. Breastfeeding burns extra calories because milk production uses the body's energy. Also, according to Baby Center, "nursing triggers contractions that help shrink the uterus" naturally, encouraging your belly to return to its normal size.

3. Walk or run daily. Cardiovascular exercise is a total body workout. According to "How to Lost Belly Fat 101," "working on all muscle groups reduces belly fat by 10 to 15%." The body is a whole unit and the belly can only become leaner if the entire body becomes leaner.

4. Lift weights three times a week. Weight training strengthens core muscles and makes your abdominal area stronger. Weight lifting also makes your muscles bigger. When you have bigger, stronger muscles you maintain your lean muscle mass while reducing your fat. Weight lifting also shapes the body and gives it toned definition.

5. Practice flexibility and core-strengthening exercises three times a week. Yoga and Pilates are gentle on the body and strengthen the inner core muscles. They increase flexibility and use your own body weight and breath to tighten your abdominal area.