Love Your Mum Tum!

Women's tummy with hands making heart shape

One of the questions I’m frequently asked is how do I tone up my tummy area after having children? (especially if it’s been a few months or years after you actually gave birth) Don’t despair!

There are plenty of options out there, even if you’re short on time, or enthusiasm. Click on the links for more details.

Waist Trainers and Waist Trimmers

Waist trimmer belt

I’m not suggesting that you turn into Katie Price or Kim Kardashian here, but waist trainers and trimmers are actually great multi-tasking products. Wearing them under your clothes gives you an instant inch loss, and no-one will be able to tell you’ve got one on. Also, if you wear one whilst you exercise (or just do the housework) you will create a sauna effect around your stomach area. You’ll lose excess water and boost your exercise plan, plus they’re brilliant for back support.

Our favourites are the YIANNA waist trainer and TOMASHE waist trimmer. Have a look at our guide to choosing the best options here.

Shapewear

The easiest and quickest way to smooth your mum tum is to cheat! Long gone are the days of Bridget Jones knickers, nowadays shapewear is made from clever technical fabrics and designs which flatter your curves but pull you in in the right places.

A cincher is a one piece band that you wear around your waist to smooth and tone, but still with room to breathe and eat. You can also get versions of cinchers with attached straps to help prevent any back fat issues.

If you’re worried about your legs or upper body too, you can buy long shorts or even full body versions to pull you in everywhere! Have a look at this helpful infographic to help you pick the right Spanx option (always our shapewear favourite)

 

Cleanse Your Body

Forever Clean 9 weight management programme to aid waist trainingA short detox regime can be brilliant to cleanse your body of toxins and get you ready to start a new diet or exercise plan. It can also be a good chance to go cold turkey from all those bad habits! There are lots of different options so make sure you choose one that’s going to fit into your lifestyle. Many are based on strict calorie control or meal replacements, so if this won’t work for you, look for detox teas or perhaps try a recipe subscription service.

Our favourites are the Forever Clean 9 plan and the Burnfat 14 day detox.

If you have given birth within the last three months, or have an existing condition, please consult with a medical professional before embarking on any new diet or exercise programme.

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