How do I lose my tummy after a C-section??Ihave been trying for 2 years and its still here!

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I am with Cassie and Lisa. The weight is not the problem. My problem is the leftover skin. I wore an abdominal binder for about 6 weeks after my first and second c-section, but I still have excess skin hanging around. I would also like to get rid of the extra skin from my breastfeeding size E cups that are now back to size C cups. I am NOT interested in surgery. What to do?

Heidi - posted on 01/09/2009

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I've had 3 c-sections and I do know you won't get the muscle tone back in the stomach totally.  I've accepted that.  i watch what I eat, I eat smaller portions and I walk/run on the treadmill 3-4 times per week.  I also do yoga which helps tone muscles.  I am a lot smaller than I was, but I've accepted the fact that there will forever be a small pouch left over from having babies.

Lisbett - posted on 01/08/2013

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Try herballife, it worked for me it can work for everyone as well

Andrea - posted on 01/10/2009

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Wow That is a great idea for breakfeast thanks!!!!! I"m going to try that..

Stella Sadicon - posted on 05/05/2013

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it is good for me to exercise like taebo? im cs and my baby is now 1yr old.. i just want to lose my weight:)

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Jenny - posted on 01/10/2009

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With the slim and 6 it show's you everything- tells you eating goals and how to eat 5 to 6 times a day so your eating smaller meals so you not ever hungry. I only did for two of the weeks) Now that I am done with the program I am still eating 5 times a day. ( I like my snack). Everything that people are telling you now but it is wrote down in the book that you get. It has helped tighten my skin, my muscles look lean. I was a 12 in october today my husbund just took me out shopping and I bought all size 6's. My legs and stomach you can see the muscle tone. It was worth it for me. You just have to stick to it. But each week you see you stomach getting flatter so it is easy to stick to it. I am still doing the ab work out because I want that 6 pack abs. Thats crazy after 4 kids. It is a great whole body work out. You dont have to do their eating plan, that is only if you want dramatic results.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/10/2009

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if you find something that works for you can you let me know. I have a c-section 6yrs ago with my triplets. I have gone to the gym everyday except sat and sun for 6 months. I only lost 10 lbs. I haven't lost hardly anything. Please let me know.

Heidi - posted on 01/09/2009

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I've had 3 c-sections and I do know you won't get the muscle tone back in the stomach totally.  I've accepted that.  i watch what I eat, I eat smaller portions and I walk/run on the treadmill 3-4 times per week.  I also do yoga which helps tone muscles.  I am a lot smaller than I was, but I've accepted the fact that there will forever be a small pouch left over from having babies.

Maria - posted on 01/09/2009

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So that slim in 6 really works, I was think about do that. I have been doing the 8-min tae-bo everyday when I wake up before work and the 30-min one 3 times a week when I get off of work. just got a dual action cleanse 35 day cleanse and purify. I'll see if this will help.

Jenny - posted on 01/09/2009

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I have four kids including twins that our four. and my youngest is two so I have also been trying for 2 years to get my stomach back the last 2 months I have been doing the slim in 6 work out video and it has done it for me. I have got my waist back and the rest of my body which I never thought I would have after 4 kids and twins. I have also walked alot on the treadmill. But I was just fead up with everything so I just did it the right way it took six weeks I am now my highschool weight which is crazy. I feel a lot better 6 weeks isn't really that bad for the resluts that you get. Good luck, it was worth it for me.

Stacie - posted on 01/09/2009

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I also heard that milk helps you lose weight. I have started drinking 1 cup skim milk every morning when i first get up. It help jump start my metabolism. Then i have a glass of water with my vitamin B Complex and C. Then i have a cup of green tea with my breakfast of 2 eggs, a piece of fruit and small piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter. Its a great jump start breakfast. I have tried drinking slimfast for breakfast, but i found myself forgetting to eat again for hours bc i wasn't hungrey and gaining weight. But what has really started working for me is drinking lots of green tea all day long.

Krista - posted on 01/09/2009

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What really helped me is drinking a slim fast at around 3 then at dinner I'm not as hungry. Breakfast you can have a really big meal b/c you will burn all of those calories off during the day. Cutting out carbs after 4 is the best thing you can do. Drinking milk is also supposed to help with belly fat, But I'm lactose intolerant so I can't try that one haha.

Stacie - posted on 01/09/2009

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I think i have heard of the suddenly slim...hmmmm.I have been drinking fresh green tea non stop the last couple days and reducing my carbs and I'm really starting to see the difference, even know i also have my period.

Rebecca - posted on 01/09/2009

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Water, water and more water! Cleansing and hydrating. I also agree with trying an herbal cleanse. To start fresh. Use your child as a "weight" ~ hold him out straight laying in your arms. Bend down, then up, side to side, back to front and repeat 10 times. You will feel the burn. It worked for me. I lost my tummy within 3 months doing these tricks. Also I ate a lot of fruit. Listen to what your body is craving. This may not work for everyone, but it worked for me!
Good Luck! You can do it!

User - posted on 01/09/2009

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Also I should add, she had twins so she had abdominal seperation on top of that so don't assume someone is an idiot. ;)

User - posted on 01/09/2009

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Quoting Rebecca:



Quoting Kellie:




My gf worked out like a fiend with a trainer and everything for years. Her trainer told her sadly she would not get that muscle tone back without a tummy tuck. Everything else on her was thin and in shape but unfortunately most of the time the doctors don't sew the muscles to where you will every regain that muscle tone there. She had it fixed and they sewed her muscles back together and it looks great!










Sorry to say, your friend's trainer is an idiot.






A gf of mine had a c-section 3 years ago. She worked and trained hard to get super fit - not cause of the c-section, just as a personal goal - and in November took 3rd in her first ever body building comp. You'd never know she had a kid let alone a c-section. She looked AMAZING - as did her stellar 6-pack!!






Keep in mind, ladies, everyone's body is different and responds differently to pregnancy. How you bounce back also depends on what you did during your pregnancy and how commited you are to getting back in shape.






Also, to the ladies who don't want to do crunches cause they hurt too much the next day - what the heck are you expecting?? When you work a muscle group, you essentially tear the muscle fibres and the pain is those fibres growing and reconnecting to make new, stronger  muscles. I swear to all you ladies, if you keep it up, you will become ADDICTED to the burn!!!






Actually he was not an idiot. Her whole body was in shape. She had been working out HARD for a year and her stomach was not moving. Her muscles were not tied together so she would never get rid of her problem area without the underneath being fixed. She was skinny everywhere but there. No exercise was going to get rid of it.

Karen - posted on 01/09/2009

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I lost a bunch of weight since the hospital, I was 130 in the beginning of my pregnancy gained 34 pounds and lost all but 10 of it. However I still got the untoned muscle that is just gross.  I believe nursing has helped me loose so much already.  I also watch what I eat. I cut out pop and I don't eat snack or cake anymore. I just refuse to.  I am going to get that bender ball that Paulette mentioned and I also have a cardio work out tape.  I am not sure if it is harder to tone up and loose the weight after a c-section because this is my first one, but I want to start as soon as I can. Summer isn't that far away!  LOL

Karen - posted on 01/09/2009

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I lost a bunch of weight since the hospital, I was 130 in the beginning of my pregnancy gained 34 pounds and lost all but 10 of it. However I still got the untoned muscle that is just gross.  I believe nursing has helped me loose so much already.  I also watch what I eat. I cut out pop and I don't eat snack or cake anymore. I just refuse to.  I am going to get that bender ball that Paulette mentioned and I also have a cardio work out tape.  I am not sure if it is harder to tone up and loose the weight after a c-section because this is my first one, but I want to start as soon as I can. Summer isn't that far away!  LOL

Eryn - posted on 01/08/2009

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Best thing to do is watch what you eat  and exercise regularly. Its been 2 yrs for me. I work out at the gym and eat healthier and smaller portions. After having a c- section we will not have a real flat belly, but we can still look hot and sexy for ourselves and our man



 



 



 

Maria - posted on 01/08/2009

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I would like to know the same things. I work out If lose 25lbs but my tummy needs to go I was thinking a tummy tuck but I don't have the money for that! so really need help!!

Cassie - posted on 01/08/2009

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Quoting Lisa:



I am in the same boat! I had a c-section 4 months ago and lost the WEIGHT within less than a month, but I have loose dangly skin in the lower abdomen now.  The worst part is that I still have no feeling in that part of my skin. Does anyone know anything about if any wrapping would help?  Someone told me to wrap my tummy tightly with an ace bandage for a while to get tone back.






I was told the same thing but I never tried it. I have had 3 kids in 2 years and 2 c-sections. It was bad enough after the first one but after I had twins it was even worse. If anyone has any suggestions that really work please let me know!

Stacie - posted on 01/08/2009

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I Agree with you Rebacca. Before i was pregnant I was a runner in amazing shape.I'm only 23 years old. I can handle some burn and pain, but i have had to stay in bed bent over bc it was so bad...

Andrea - posted on 01/08/2009

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I do agree with Rebecca, I did Boot Camp and I just got use to the push ups and crunches. Hey we had no choice but to do it and our bodies just got use to it! In 6 weeks I lots 6lbs and went from 5 sit ups to 15 it was amazing the energy we got over time. I do believe you just have to keep on doing it like the hula hoop I do that also and that help i'm just to lazy to do it now! But wow I saw major resutls with that. It's a 5 lbs hula hoop. It's been 3 years since my last baby (C-section) and I am now getting my sensation back I went through LOT"S of itching and finally I can feel a pintch on my belly!

Now I don't know if thre is a difference from being glued, or sowed back. I know the glue is the new thing Dr's use but my Dr stictched me and I 'm so gald some of my frieneds incision got really infected from glue. I'm not a Dr but I know stitches work best for mucles like your friend KELLIE! I also know my Dr stitched me inside and out! I"m a medical assistant I had to know the details so I asked...... ;) So with glue I don't know if they do that ( the inside and out thing) I'm not skiny now but i'm working on it so I wonte know for a while if it does work but one day if not i'm up for a tummy tuck!!!!! Oh and my twins need to be lifted..... I'm up for those two surgeries!

Stacie - posted on 01/08/2009

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But it is really important for mom's breast feeding not to detox bc all the detox will go straight to the milk and the baby will get it.I also am having the same problems with ovarian cysts.I hope the detox will help with that too. After having a c-section, it just takes like for those muscles that were cut to come back together. I mostly want to bring them back together so i can get ready for a new baby and hopefully a v-back.

Sarah - posted on 01/08/2009

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I'm in agreement with Rebecca...I'm not sure what you ladies think you need to do to get back in to shape but it does, without a doubt require hard work in exercising and watching what you eat. It also depends on how active you were prior to your pregnancy and during your pregnancy. I had a c-section with complications which delayed my recovery but despite the hack job on my tummy...I can wear a bikini and most people can't tell I even had a baby let alone a c-section.



As mentioned it earlier it all depends on what level of committment you're willing to work towards and to stick to it. For all those women you wish you could look like..remember...they didn't do it over night. They work on it continuously!!! Albeit, some of them have way more time on than hands than the average mom...but if you want change you have to make it happen!!!



Also as mentioned it does depend on your own body as everyone is unique but if you commit to the burn and the idea that's there no pain, no gain...you'll achieve what you're looking for!!!! And I also agree..once you get started, see results and like the way it makes you feel...you're going to get addicted to exercising!!!



I'm a full time working single mom who owns her own house. Believe me...I KNOW how hard it is to keep up with EVERYTHING - child, laundry, food, cooking, cleaning, mowing the lawn and god knows what else!! But if you make it a priority to stick to your exercise regiment you'll see results. I am a bit of an exercisaholic...but it pays to make that committment to yourself. You deserve it!!



Good luck ladies!!! Feel the burn and see the changes!!!



PS...it helps to have work out partner to motivate you when you need it!!!

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Quoting Kellie:



My gf worked out like a fiend with a trainer and everything for years. Her trainer told her sadly she would not get that muscle tone back without a tummy tuck. Everything else on her was thin and in shape but unfortunately most of the time the doctors don't sew the muscles to where you will every regain that muscle tone there. She had it fixed and they sewed her muscles back together and it looks great!






Sorry to say, your friend's trainer is an idiot.



A gf of mine had a c-section 3 years ago. She worked and trained hard to get super fit - not cause of the c-section, just as a personal goal - and in November took 3rd in her first ever body building comp. You'd never know she had a kid let alone a c-section. She looked AMAZING - as did her stellar 6-pack!!



Keep in mind, ladies, everyone's body is different and responds differently to pregnancy. How you bounce back also depends on what you did during your pregnancy and how commited you are to getting back in shape.



Also, to the ladies who don't want to do crunches cause they hurt too much the next day - what the heck are you expecting?? When you work a muscle group, you essentially tear the muscle fibres and the pain is those fibres growing and reconnecting to make new, stronger  muscles. I swear to all you ladies, if you keep it up, you will become ADDICTED to the burn!!!

Krista - posted on 01/08/2009

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I think any woman who has a baby eventually needs a cleanse B/c it will make you feel a lot better. it won't keep weight off if you don't continue to eat healthy or exercise a bit, but at least you can detox and rid yourself of excess waste. I just don't want to have to starve myself for 3 weeks and do all liquid so I'm having a hard time with the thought right now.

Heather - posted on 01/08/2009

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I didn't have a c-section but I did have a little bit of tummy that wasn;t there before and after I stopped b-feeding I did low-carb and that worked tremendously as well as doing ab exercises.

Heather - posted on 01/08/2009

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I didn't have a c-section but I did have a little bit of tummy that wasn;t there before and after I stopped b-feeding I did low-carb and that worked tremendously as well as doing ab exercises.

Carol - posted on 01/08/2009

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Alot of times it could just be extra and I think the only way to get rid of that is tummy tuck. I'm not sure though.

Lisa - posted on 01/08/2009

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I am in the same boat! I had a c-section 4 months ago and lost the WEIGHT within less than a month, but I have loose dangly skin in the lower abdomen now.  The worst part is that I still have no feeling in that part of my skin. Does anyone know anything about if any wrapping would help?  Someone told me to wrap my tummy tightly with an ace bandage for a while to get tone back.

Paulette - posted on 01/08/2009

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Quoting Aiyesha:



i would also like to know as i had my c-sec just over a year ago and i find my stomach annoying and depressing. It affects what i decide to put on as i dont feel comfortable in certain clothes anymore. Ive lost weight everywhere else but this 3-4 month looking stomach wont go. im going to continue to use the gym but if there are any better and quicker ways i am eager to know.






 






Hey Aiyesha,  I have felt the same way and I am going to try this exercise method and you do not have to work as hard. It is suppose to be quite effective and quicker to see the results. Just be prepared to be sore at first if you try it. www.benderball.com They have a little video online there telling you about it and a phone number or online to order it. Take care.

Andrea - posted on 01/08/2009

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Great Krista when you do fine out I would love to know more about that cleanse! I had two c-sections but that's not my problem i'm just over weight and i'm working out now and trying to eat heathly so we will see but I know I need a cleanse, I heard they really work and you feel alot better!!!

Kimberly - posted on 01/08/2009

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i had a c-section going on 2 yrs ago and I have the same problem. I quickly went back to my post pregancy size due to breast feeding. One area is a headache, when it's time to wear jeans or certain shirts without looking like a wreck, it discouraging.LOL! Does anyone know what cleanser she used?

Lori - posted on 01/08/2009

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Quoting Aiyesha:



i would also like to know as i had my c-sec just over a year ago and i find my stomach annoying and depressing. It affects what i decide to put on as i dont feel comfortable in certain clothes anymore. Ive lost weight everywhere else but this 3-4 month looking stomach wont go. im going to continue to use the gym but if there are any better and quicker ways i am eager to know.






 






i feel exactly the same way !!

User - posted on 01/08/2009

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My gf worked out like a fiend with a trainer and everything for years. Her trainer told her sadly she would not get that muscle tone back without a tummy tuck. Everything else on her was thin and in shape but unfortunately most of the time the doctors don't sew the muscles to where you will every regain that muscle tone there. She had it fixed and they sewed her muscles back together and it looks great!

Krista - posted on 01/08/2009

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my friend wasn't available right now but I left her a message so I should hear back soon. I'll let you know as soon as I find out. I was actually interested in it as well since I've developed ovarian cysts which have given me significant water build up that has not been able to reabsorb into my body since they just keep building up. I figure a good cleanse would help that as well.

Aiyesha - posted on 01/08/2009

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i would also like to know as i had my c-sec just over a year ago and i find my stomach annoying and depressing. It affects what i decide to put on as i dont feel comfortable in certain clothes anymore. Ive lost weight everywhere else but this 3-4 month looking stomach wont go. im going to continue to use the gym but if there are any better and quicker ways i am eager to know.



 

Stacie - posted on 01/08/2009

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Walking i have done. ALOT!!!I have tried doing crunches and sit ups and I feel like i got hit by a truck the next day.Doesn't even feel worth the work. Krista, if you could try to get the info on the herbal cleanse that would be great. I drink lots of green tea every day which i thought would help.

Paulette - posted on 01/08/2009

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Hi Stacie, I am in the same boat as you after a C-section. I lost some when I nursed my daughter and then I went stationary. I have started to lose again by first I figured out and got allergy testing done. I have stopped eating some of the foods that I was allergic too. Not to say that it's everyones' problems but it is helping. The other thing I am going to buy this exercise ball and cd I saw on tv their link is www.benderball.com. I ask my chiropractor about it and he said to start slow and realize that it can make your back muscles and abdominals sore in the beginning. As long as you can accept that and keep at it you will be fine. That is his advise to me. He knew of it and seemed fine with it. I liked the idea because being a busy mom and a few other job titles, I do not have always an hour to kill in the gym. You can do this in the privacy of the home too. With this you can do as few minutes as you have and the workout is still effective. Saving time and money, not joining a gym either.  I hope this gives you some direction to consider. Take care.

Tera - posted on 01/08/2009

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Well I have had 2 c- sections and both times of course you have to start out slow and not much until 2 months after baby. I walked 2-5 miles a day. Tredmill in front of the tv helps. All different kinds of sit ups. switch up the sit ups do different ab work. Ofcourse try to eat healthier. When I was done breast feeding which helps too I did the no carb no sugar and that realy was good. 

Krista - posted on 01/08/2009

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my friend had the same trouble. she ended up doing an herbal cleanse (I'm not sure which one she used) and after that her weight just melted off!!!

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