Carrying and bearing a child for nine months is a difficult task for most mothers. It also unveils many significant effects that women see with their bodies after pregnancy. Once you have had your baby, there is always that urge to get back that slim and beautiful shape you worked hard to keep. However, there are plenty of mistakes that most mothers make during their weight loss program.
A mommy makeover may be what you need to get your body back if your attempts fail. By combining the works of breast augmentation, facial surgery, tummy tuck or liposuction you can reclaim those curves and attractive face you love so much. To help you get you closer to your aesthetic goals we are going to share with you some fat burning mistakes that every woman should avoid.
Switch up Your Cardio Regimen
Most women are led to believe that spending hours on the elliptical trainer is blasting fat in all the right places. The elliptical and other cardio machines can help you lose weight, but not as much as you hope for. Women’s bodies naturally adapt to consistent routines and eventually they reach a plateau that no longer sheds the fat like it used to. In order to keep melting the fat, you should keep your body guessing by mixing up your cardio routines with other exercises such as swimming, dancing, hiking and cycling.
Stop Ignoring the Weights
Many weight loss enthusiasts steer clear of weight training because of the misconception that lifting weights will cause weight gain and bulky muscles. In fact weight training burns fat more efficiently because your body is working harder to complete the exercise. It is a win-win because your muscles tighten and problem areas burn fat with a consistent weight training regimen.
Never Skip a Meal
Skipping a meal is actually sabotaging your weight loss efforts. When we eat, our metabolism, one of our body’s functions, works quickly to break down food into usable energy. So if you skip a meal, your metabolism does nothing to create energy, and when you do eat your next meal, your metabolism will not function as well as it normally does to break down food. Thus influencing your body to harvest the food as unwanted fat, something you do not wish to have in certain areas.
Skipping meals also has the ability to tarnish your health. According to a study from the journal Metabolism, research showed that people who skipped two meals a day, but did not change their total caloric intake elevated fasting glucose levels and delayed insulin response – two common causes that lead to diabetes.
If you are unsatisfied with your body after pregnancy and you are looking for a solution, we have found that when you avoid these mistakes, you are able to get the body you deserve. If you need a little extra help for long-lasting results, schedule a consultation to learn how a mommy makeover can bring your pre-pregnancy body back.