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12 Home Remedies To Reduce Belly Fat After Delivery - Easy And Quick!

Harleen Gupta
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Created by Harleen Gupta
Updated on Sep 08, 2017

12 Home Remedies To Reduce Belly Fat After Delivery Easy And Quick

The biggest question(s) on any new mom's mind: Will I ever lose this tummy fat? How much time will it take to get back to my old clothes? Are there any simple, easy home remedies to reduce my huge belly after the delivery? Well darling, we're all in the same boat. As much as I love my baby and the fact that I gave birth to him, there is part of me that equally adores that slim figure and waistline I used to have before getting pregnant. This is exactly why I told myself that I will not let pregnancy and motherhood get in the way of my health and fitness. And mind you, I am almost as good as I was before giving birth, fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothes. Well, almost. Today, I share my thoughts and tips on how to lose that stubborn tummy fat after delivery.

How Can When To Start To Reduce Belly Fat After Delivery?

Don't rush. Trust me when I say that. Your body just gave birth and went through a hell lot of trauma for that. It needs time to heal and get back to normal. Wait for at least 6 weeks or discuss with your gynecologist to check for your fitness before starting any exercise or diet plan. After 6 weeks, you should be feeling good enough to get back to the gym. However, the key is to be patient and listen to the body. If you have had a C-section, do take a go-ahead from your doctor so that there is no complication that comes up. A normal delivery with episiotomy may also postpone your plans of exercising until you heal fully. Since most new mums breastfeed, there are very few things you can do in terms of dieting and exercising would be a better option right after first 6 weeks.

How To Avoid Accumulation Of Fat On The Tummy?

As a new mum, you will be spending lots of time sitting and feeding your baby and relaxing by yourself. There will not be a lot of exercising that you can do, neither can you start a full-fledged diet plan as you are breastfeeding and your baby's growth depends on the quality of milk you produce. That's why you will have to take care of a few things to avoid any more fat build-up on your tummy after delivery.

  • Avoid sugar: You will have to refrain from all sorts of sugary stuff as high sugar intake leads to fat accumulation. Now the trouble that you will face here, like I did, would be that you will be asked to eat sweets in the form of laddos and kheers as these foods are believed to help in increasing breast milk supply. However, be firm or have very small quantities of sweet goodies
  • Avoid fried foods: Oily and greasy food can be your enemy if you want to have a slim waist again. Yes, avoid those parathas and heavy fried snacks to the maximum
  • Avoid junk/unhealthy snacking: Say no to calorie packed foods like sodas, aerated drinks, cookies, chocolates and chips. Opt for healthy snacking options like fresh fruits, yoghurts, chivda, etc.
  • Avoid stress: I know this can be tough with a new baby in hand but try to be stress free as any stress can lead to hormonal imbalance leading to weight gain. Impossible as it may seem, but a good sleep and rest can actually melt that fat faster

Does Exercise Help For Tummy Reduction After Delivery?

As much as you would detest going to the gym, the fact is that exercising can be your best friend to lose that round, squishy belly after delivery. Once you complete 6 weeks postpartum, with advice from your doctors, you can start light exercises to cut down the tummy fat. Exercises like sit-ups, leg raises, squats etc. have been proved beneficial. When teamed up with a healthy diet, you can see results as soon as few weeks. This will not only give you are slimmer waist but also help you gain confidence, strength and stamina that you would have lost after delivery.

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How Can I Reduce Belly Fat Naturally At Home?

So we cannot hit the gym as our babies are small and bodies too weak to take on intense workouts. Add to that lack of sleep and constant fatigue and tiredness. And since most of use spend maximum time at home with our babies, it is important to know ways and remedies that work well in loosing tummy fat and implement them at the comfort of our homes. I mean, what is better than getting back to shape sitting right in your own home or even bedroom? Great isn't it? Use these simple, easy to follow home remedies to knock down that tummy fat.

12 Home Remedies To Lose Stubborn Belly Fat After Delivery

  1. Breastfeed: Yes, it's good for you; it's good for your baby. Breastfeeding burns calories without any effort from your end and causes the uterus to contract and shrink. This way you don't have to follow strict diet and see the results without any efforts!
  2. Lime and honey water: In a glass of lukewarm water, add the juice of a lemon and a dash of honey. Mix it and drink the water everyday on an empty stomach. This will help in detoxification and burn fat from the body
  3. Bottle guard: Our very own lauki or bottle guard is an absolute blessing (no matter how much we despise the sabzi) in our journey to lose belly fat. It helps burn excess fat and inches you closer to having a flat belly. Drink a glass, everyday
  4. Cinnamon tea: Drinking cinnamon tea before bed and before having breakfast can also help in burn that stubborn belly fat. Add about half a teaspoon of cinnamon in warm water and drink the concoction. Infact, cinnamon is known to have fat burning properties, so you can simply replace sugar by cinnamon in your regular teas, coffees and even cornflakes!
  5. Corset/belly wraps: Invest in a corset or belly tucker belt to tuck in the tummy. This will keep the tummy in shape and tighten the muscles over a period. It will also restrict you from eating excess food
  6. Avoid sugar/unhealthy Snacking: Eat healthy and avoid any junk, oily and sugary stuff. This will help you to keep calories under check and avoid getting fatter sitting at home
  7. Green tea: Give it a shot and it won't disappoint you! Have one cup daily to see results. Green tea has been proved beneficial in stimulating the metabolism, thereby cutting the extra fat in tummy region
  8. Massage: Get a tummy massage to work on the cellulite and dilute it so that it is easy to burn by the body. Massage will also help you feel energetic and relaxed. There are several experienced ladies who do after-delivery massages to help uterus get into original shape
  9. Eat cabbage: It has been seen that eating cabbage helps in decreasing belly fat and gives a boost to your metabolism so that your body can process and digest food easily without accumulating any fats
  10. Avoid stress: Taking too much stress can lead to weight gain. This is why you need to be happy and stress free all the time, around your baby and keep your hormones in balance
  11. Exercise: Indulge in some easy tummy exercises in your home. Sit-ups, yoga, squats, leg raises etc are highly beneficial and effective in cutting the fat around stomach. Do them several times a week and increase the frequency when you feel the body is ready. Do not stress the body
  12. Follow a diet plan: Talk to your doctor and follow a plan without compromising baby health. Start by including healthier foods that increase metabolism rate and stop pilling up of fat in the body. Remember, you must not compromise the health of your baby in order to get into shape by following a diet

I can understand how much you want to lose that tummy fat and I know you cannot wait to get back to your pre-pregnancy size. However, it is important to understand your body's requirements and how it affects your baby's health. Have patience and give your body the help it needs without burdening it. I am sure you will be back within months. Good Luck!

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| Oct 14, 2017

is it possible to reduce belly fat after 6 month of delivery? please advise me...

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| Oct 08, 2017

some ladies also get separation of diastasis recti muscle of abdomen which can be the cause for distended stomach. particular exercises like pelvic floor exercises needs to be done for that. this information is not so common in India as medical industry does not share this to ladies and as our ladies are getting big distended stomach after a baby birth for their whole life.

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| Oct 08, 2017

some ladies also get separation of diastasis recti muscle of abdomen which can be the cause for distended stomach. particular exercises like pelvic floor exercises needs to be done for that. this information is not so common in India as medical industry does not share this to ladies and as our ladies are getting big distended stomach after a baby birth for their whole life.

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| Oct 08, 2017

some ladies also get separation of diastasis recti muscle of abdomen which can be the cause for distended stomach. particular exercises like pelvic floor exercises needs to be done for that. this information is not so common in India as medical industry does not share this to ladies and as our ladies are getting big distended stomach after a baby birth for their whole life.

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| Oct 08, 2017

some ladies also get separation of diastasis recti muscle of abdomen which can be the cause for distended stomach. particular exercises like pelvic floor exercises needs to be done for that. this information is not so common in India as medical industry does not share this to ladies and as our ladies are getting big distended stomach after a baby birth for their whole life.

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| Sep 11, 2017

Hi my son is 11 months old now. I took time to restart my exercise routine from 7 months onwards. since then every morning I am taking lemon with honey in lukewarm water. it is very energizing when complemented with exercise. every mother should take it. it helps to dissolve fats and it's good for skin too. start exercise with your own comfort. don't be hasty.

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| Sep 11, 2017

Anu plz don't think of diet while breast feeding just avoid excess sugar , heavy food and oily snacks.

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| Sep 10, 2017

i have rashes on my stomach. how to get ride of it

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| Sep 08, 2017

Can breast feeding moms take lime water and green tea?

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| Sep 07, 2017

should breastfeeding mothers do diet or not??

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| Sep 07, 2017

i m shikha jain. i had c section on 15 march. my belly fat is too much. please tell me how can i reduce my belly fat.

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| Sep 07, 2017

june 19th my c section... now my son 3months old... am unable to sleep left or right side.. am sleeping straight... ... I want lose weight.. tummy and belly.. I don't know . what to do....

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| Sep 07, 2017

is lemon harmful for babies. ?

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| Sep 07, 2017

an insightful blog. thanks for sharing such handy tips. just wanted to know , will the same tips work even when ur child is 4 plus now?

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| Sep 07, 2017

very nice info

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| Sep 07, 2017

thanku mam.. very useful information in your blog..

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| Sep 07, 2017

Very beneficial... Thanks

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| Sep 06, 2017

will try ur tips.. thanks

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| Sep 06, 2017

can we take lukewarn water honey and lime in summer season ?

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| Sep 06, 2017

The most awaited and useful blog. Thank you its great help.

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