3 Simple Tricks for Burning Baby Belly Fat
Fitness expert Marco Reed offers 3 tips to losing that baby weight.
So much changes when you have a baby. Your daily schedule, your responsibilities, the amount of sleep you get at night… or rather the amount you don’t get at night. What sleep? What night is it?
And you. You change. You have this bouncing bundle of joy in your life, and your heart has never felt so big and full of love. You have a different attitude about certain things. You have a new perspective on life. And you likely also have some extra inches around your belly. I know I do. We did just freakin’ carry a baby in our bellies for 9 months, after all. So yeah, there’s some aftermath. And boy is that post-baby belly jiggle a bugger. Here are 3 simple tips from personal trainer and fitness expert, Marco Reed, on how to burn that pesky baby belly fat.
1. Burn at least 250 calories every day.
Get active! Go out and get the blood pumping and those endorphins jumping. You’ll burn calories and feel great! Marco advises that you wear a heart rate monitor while you work out so you can track calories burned. If don’t have a lot of time on your hands to work out, do intervals. Intervals are an excellent way to efficiently burn calories. Marco suggests alternately walking for one minute with running for one minute and repeating that for at least 20 minutes.
2. Don’t eat any carbs, except for fibrous vegetables after noon.
This tip sounds daunting to me as I love to eat carbs. All day long. But, Marco advises that if you stick to this and also work out, you’ll see results. He says to load up on a healthy carbs before noon to fill your body up with stored energy. Some examples of healthy carbs include oatmeal, potatoes, quinoa, brown rice or beans. Then after noon, try to stick to protein and veggies, eating chicken, fish, or steak with green veggies such as asparagus, spinach, brussel sprouts, and broccoli. Try to keep your fruit intake to one fruit per day.
3. Work your CORE.
Marco stresses that you must work your core on every plane. Do exercises such as crunches, planks, cable rotations, side bends and back extensions. You want your core muscles to be equally strong and balanced. Marco points out that the most common mistake made is to focus on and build one set of muscles by overdoing one movement or exercise. This builds and conditions muscle unevenly and will leave your body unbalanced even negatively affecting your posture.
These tips will not only help you get back to your pre-baby body, but you’ll be staying healthy and feeling great.
Marco Reed is based in Los Angeles and has years of experience training a wide variety of clients including American Idol contestants and other television personalities. Marco’s specialties are weight loss, sports performance, injury rehabilitation, and the training of athletes, dancers, and performers to be camera ready or to prep for a competition. He has appeared on the pages of Cosmopolitan, LA Times, Variety, Fitness, Self and on television with Tribune Broadcasting, ABC (L.A. affiliate) and more. He also trains clients throughout the US through cyber coaching which consists of weekly phone calls and customized workout videos.
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