Flat Belly Myths and lose skin
I recently did this super quick REEL on Instagram
I did it not just because Reels are fun (they are) but because I get the self beat up that so many women feel about their bellies! Dang. We are so hard on ourselves… So much can shift in that midsection area and it is not always “reversible.” Fat loss and bloating can be remedied but lose skin, well that is another story! AND even when us women DO appear to have a flat belly or even abs sometimes there is more to the story.
In the video I show that even though I myself have abs, there is still that loose skin (from pregnancy years ago) that does not go away.
When it comes to FLAT BELLY STRUGGLES… here is what you CAN change and what you can’t…
BELLY FAT: You can get rid of this through exercise and what you eat… The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn at rest and by increasing your activity (calorie expenditure) and lowering overall empty calorie foods you can lose excess fat (this is nothing new!)
BLOAT: This is a big problem for many! It feels bad, makes our tummies bulge and adds weight to the scale and makes clothes uncomfortable! MOST bloat is caused by one to these things: Eating processed foods, artificial sweeteners, being chronically dehydrated (yup, if we don’t drink enough water we retain water), food allergens/ sensitivities: dairy and/or grains do this for a lot of people!
EXCESS SKIN: After having a baby, weight loss… this will not go away on its own. Especially as we age our skin is less elastic! But you can drastically change the appearance of it by developing overall muscle, and losing excess fat! And hahah of course posing well and wearing high waisted leggings does not hurt.