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how can i lose excess belly fat during pregnancy

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Belly Fat Pregnancy: Restricting your diet and a sedentary lifestyle during pregnancy are not what you should strive for. You should not be concerned about belly fat durin ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exercise: Regular exercise including situps will help. If you are able to lose enough weight to get back to your prepregnancy weight, you will likely have lost ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There is no such : Thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating he ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Belly fat: 3 day juice might do something but you should also discuss this in detail with your obstetrician.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Healthy diet: By watching you intake of starches and sweets and healthy lots of lean protein and veggies, you should do fine. Also, exercise isn't always contraind ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Exercise: Regular exercise, resticting alcohol intake, and a balanced diet.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Fuller
25 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery: Cocoa butter and exercise do not help this problem. The only thing that does is a "tummy tuck" procedure.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No selective loss: Through generalized weight loss. This is done through exercise and healthy eating. However, you will not selectively lose abdominal fat.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat heal ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Body Pump wt lifting: This is being answered by a non-gynecologist. I had to read about body pump weight lifting to answer this question ; it is described as very strenuous ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
See Plastic Surgeon: See a board certified plastic surgeon. Let him/her examine you and tell you the available options. On most occasions, they will recommend surgery.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chappell
28 years experience Plastic Surgery
Diet, and surgery: Everyone should diet/exercise. If your body stores fat at the abdomen predominantly that will be the last area to go often. That is where liposuctio ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
Slow weight loss: Slow loss of wt like a maximum 1lb a week may be fine.if you lose weight more rapidly sagging skin is more of a problem
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Loosing weight too: fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20 ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Figura
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Loose skin after MWL: Unfortunately, most of the laxity of the skin after massive weight loss is determined by factors that may not be easily changed, ie, maximum lifetime ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exercise: After pregnancy our metabolic rates (the amount of calories we burn in 24 hours) can change. Often women describe, including myself, that weight is h ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Breastfeeding to use: Use breastfeeding to burn up stored calories. One can get her pre-pregnancy weight back, and work out with weights to get in great shape again, but ca ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Excessive wieght gai: Exercise and eat right. Eat a lot of high protein foods and eat smaller servings but eat more frequently if you need to..The key is be active and you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
33 years experience Sports Medicine
Avoid refined sugars: Try to avoid refined sugars, alcohol, salt. Drink plenty of water. Exercise. Remember the best recommendation is that slow and steady weight loss i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
15 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Be Cautious: Losing weight during pregnancy may have potentially bad effects on the mother and fetus. Some women do gain more weight than necessary, but losing it ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Balanced diet: Imagine your blood stream as the "cafeteria line" for your unborn fetus and how critical it is that the nutrients for growth be present when needed. T ... Read More
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