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A 27-year-old member asked:

How can i lose excess belly fat during pregnancy?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
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 during pregnancy, only with maintaining a healthy diet for you and your developing child. Ask your obstetrician for a nutritional consult as soon as possible. With guidance from your doctor you can continue to excercise also.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Maintain 25 lbs limt: It is expected to gain upto 25 pounds during pregnancy so - check and make sure you do not exceed this limit and do not worry about weight gain excessively the tough part is postpartum to switch gears to bring down your hunger and diet habits if you switch back your eating pattern between 15 days - 21 days post pregnancy you will do fine.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What would you suggest to help me lose belly fat fast after pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed.However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & the “bicycling” exercise on your back. Insure that you are engaging in regular aerobic exercise. 45 minutes a day would be a good goal to shoot for. Surgery is the only way to selectively remove your fat from a specific area of the body.
Aug 9, 2013
A 32-year-old member asked:

How do I lose belly fat after my pregnancy?

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
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 most of the belly fat.

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