We all have it… especially after having kids.
So first of all, don’t feel bad about it.
But I do want you know there are things you can do to reduce “flab”.
First let’s talk about what flab really is.
Because there’s FAT and there’s FLAB, and they are totally different.
Fat you can reduce with exercise, nutrition and proper supplementation.
Flab has to do with the elasticity of the skin.
Flab occurs when you lose fat and there is excess skin.
Most of the time this happens after a big amount of weight loss or after a pregnancy when the skin over stretches.
Today, I want to talk about flab.
I want to give you some tips on how to reduce the appearance of flab.
TIP #1: LOSE WEIGHT SLOW & STEADY
First of all, if you are trying to lose weight, make sure you do it in a slow and steady weight.
Those that lose a lot of weight and fast tend to have more flab.
You also don’t want to lose muscle in the process of losing fat because if you do, you will definitely end up with more flab.
TIP #2: NUTRITION FOR KILLING FLAB
Nutrition is everything!
It affects everything!
If you want to make flab better, you need to increase collagen consumption.
This can be hard in enough amounts, which is why its always good to supplement with a good collagen.
I have been on the hunt for a good one for ages, which is why I’m on a mission to formulate one with the doctor who formulated mPower.. so stay tuned for that.
Here are some foods high in collagen:
- Egg whites.
- Citrus fruits.
- Red and yellow vegetables.
- White tea.
It’s also a good idea to eat foods high in vitamin C because it is a precursor to collagen. It helps the production and synthesis of collagen.
Because it can be hard to get enough vitamin C in, you can supplement.
I take Emergen-C on and off.
This is another thing you want to pay attention to and reduce it as much as possible.
Sugar causes cross-linking of collagen, which results in stiffening and loss of elasticity in our skin.
The more sugar we have, the more our skin starts to suffer.
Protein will help you increase collagen and muscle.
If you have a lot of flab throughout your body, you want to build muscle.
Muscle it tight and dense and having it will help your skin (flab) look so much better as it will kind of stretch into it which makes the appearance of it a ton better.
You know what foods to eat….
If you struggle with getting enough protein in, make sure you supplement with a good quality protein powder like mPower, which is medical grade and doctor formulated.
TIP #3: WATER
Water is incredibly important for the elasticity of the skin and will also help flab.
You should be drinking at the very least half your body weight in ounces of water a day.
If you exercise or sweat a lot, you should be drinking 20% more.
Water will also help to control appetite and weight gain.
So drink your water, girlfriend.
TIP # 4: WEIGHT TRAINING
If you want to improve the appearance of flab, you need muscle.
The best way to increase muscle is to do weight lifting at leas 3 times per week.
I promise, it won’t make you big.
It will tone you up, slim you down, tighten, speed metabolism, help you burn more fat even when not exercising and also help the appearance of CELLULITE & FLAB.
I remember the days, actually years when I was so frustrated because I worked out and worked out and dieted and dieted and didn’t see any changes.
Not until I started lifting weights.
Just one month in, and I saw results that made me never go back to doing 45 minutes of cardio 5-6 times a week.
I know weight lifting can be intimidating, but if you have a plan and guidance and you understand what you are doing, it wont be.
If you don’t have a plan and you would like to try my Fit Mom For Life Program which has weight training workouts galore…… and I explain how you should adjust your workouts, how much weight to life… how often to change your workouts so you don’t plateau and so much more….
You can try it for 2 weeks for $1.
I know… crazy $1!
I know you will love it and see how incredibly valuable it is and just how much diet, nutrition, meal plans, fat loss strategies and workouts you get….. your mind will be blown.
Hope these tips help with whatever flab you have!
At least we know there’s hope.
And if you are pregnant, these are things you should do now while prego to help prevent loss of elasticity, collagen and prevent excess weight gain, cellulite and flab.
As I have mentioned before, NUTRITION IS EVERTYTHING.
Check out the video below for 7 healthy fats to add to your diet for faster weight loss.