3 Reasons You're Not Losing the Belly Bloat



Hi, everyone!

I discuss various topics that moms ask me regarding health and fitness, and one topic I’m frequently
asked about is burning belly fat.


New and seasoned moms want to know why they’re not burning fat in their belly area and how they can improve on that without sacrificing their milk supply or spending hours in the gym.

I want to share three reasons why you’re not burning belly fat so you can correct these habits and start working towards the body you’ve always wanted.



1) You may be doing the wrong types of workouts 

Several women come to me, puzzled, after doing a lot of cardio yet not seeing the results they want. At one point in my life, I thought doing lots of cardio was the solution, too. But I have a better solution, something more cutting edge, to burn the fat faster and more efficiently – Combining HIIT workouts (high-intensity interval training) and low-intensity workouts. As we all know, we can’t spot train the belly, but doing HIIT and low-intensity workouts is the most effective for my clients and me, across the board. Those short bursts of cardio will not only burn fat but help you build muscle, which will eliminate plateaus and stubborn belly fat.  You can read more in depth on this topic HERE.


2) You aren’t focusing on what you are eating 

Are you eating the right foods? There are so many mixed messages about what we should eat in order to be healthy, but the truth is, it all starts with eating whole foods. Eating whole foods will help you feel more energetic. I also encourage clients to track what they eat. Tracking macros (carbs, fats, and proteins) for a short period of time can really help you not only stay accountable but also give yourself a baseline to give you a clear picture of what you are putting in your body. Eating the right amount of macronutrients will improve your energy levels and keep you from plateauing. Do not fall into the trap of starvation or feeling as though you have to force yourself to eat every hour. My motto is “Eat it if it comes from the ground or has a mother,” and it all starts there.

3) You aren’t getting enough sleep 

This is the hardest obstacle to tackle. Your sleep cycle is closely connected to your hormones, so if you aren’t getting an adequate amount of sleep, it will affect your stress levels, cravings, and metabolism. This can be difficult to correct if you have a baby or little ones who aren’t sleeping through the night, but try your very best to make sleep a priority, acquiring 7-8 hours of sleep per night, and you will see a vast improvement in your body.


Tackling those three obstacles will put you on the path to losing belly fat. Also, I have a guide for women trying to lose belly fat – “Three secrets to getting flat abs after baby.” If you feel confident in your body, it can take you to so many new heights, not just with your health but in your relationships and your work life, leading you to feel good about life again. This guide is free, and you can download it to your phone or computer.

I look forward to working with you, and please do not hesitate to ask me any questions. As always, thanks for reading!


xoxo

Jackie

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