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2/2/19 9:42 P

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It is very common to tear and damage the abdominal wall during pregnancy thus making it impossible to achieve a flat stomach without surgery to repair the damage. Your doctor can assess whether this is the situation.

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1/24/19 2:29 P

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Try pilates. That is a great system for the core!



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1/22/19 1:35 P

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Whether or not that loose belly skin snaps back is, unfortunately, due almost entirely to genetics, unless you gained a ridiculous amount of weight during pregnancy or started off pregnancy already overweight.

I've known several normal-weight women, only one of whom easily regained her former size/shape. The others are down to their pre-pregnancy weights, are in great shape, etc., but still have that "yes, I'm a mom" belly softness. It's just part of the toll having bio kids takes.

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1/20/19 7:48 A

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Nope. Stay away from them. If anything, they can cause damage to internal organs with long term use. Unfortunately, there are no short cuts to healthy living.

Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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1/19/19 10:45 P

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Since giving birth to my daughter, I have been trying to get back to my former size without much success, despite doing an average of 30 minutes exercise a day. One issue I seem to have is all this flab hanging loose on my lower belly. I have pretty strong abs now, but they seem to be buried behind all of this. Reading reviews of waist trainers, there was a lot of positive ones, but I don't know if it's all just wishful thinking or not. Some people were posting before and after photos with a waist trainer, and I couldn't really see any difference.

I know that it has to be used in conjuction with diet and exercise, it's no miracle worker. But does it work to reshape your body and eliminate or reposition some of that loose flab?



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