Do you have a “mommy tummy” and want to know how to get rid of it?
You are in the right place!
In this post, you will learn the top 5 things you need to do to get rid of your hanging apron belly and get a flatter stomach.
And I have good news.
The answer is not abdominal exercises!
Although I am a doctor, I am not your doctor. This information is for informational purposes only and should not substitute the advice from your healthcare professional. All kinds of exercise and dietary changes are potentially dangerous, and those who do not seek counsel from the appropriate health care authority assume the liability of any injury which may occur. Please read my full Disclaimer for more information. Also, this post may containaffiliate links: meaning I may receive acommissionif you use them.
Ok, moving on.
What Is The Mommy Tummy Overhang?
The mommy tummy overhang refers to the subcutaneous fat located in your abdomen that drapes over your waistline.
Mommy tummy is commonly seen after periods of weight loss or weight gain, which can happen in the postpartum period.
Because of the way it looks, mommy tummy has a few other names, such as:
- Apron belly
- The mother’s apron
- Pannus stomach
- Hanging belly after pregnancy
- Mommy overhang
What Is The Difference Between The Stomach Overhang And The Mommy Pooch?
The first thing you need to do is to differentiate whether you have a mommy tummy overhang or a mommy “pooch.”
- The overhang refers to excess fat in your abdomen that drapes over your waistline like an apron.
- The mommy pooch refers to a bulge that appears in the middle of your abdomen, which may or may not be related to excess abdominal fat.
Instead, the mom pooch is due to a separation of your rectus abdominal muscles, a condition known asdiastasis recti.
While diastasis recti is beyond the scope of this article, we need to talk about it briefly.
But we’ll get to that in just a moment.
How Do I Get Rid Of My Mommy Overhang?
So the next question is, can you get rid of the overhang belly without surgery?
The answer is yes… but it’s not easy.
You cannot expect to tighten your mommy tummy by doing hundreds of sit-ups. You have to take a multi-channel approach to be successful.
The only guaranteed way to lose extra fat anywhere in your body is to decrease your overall body fat percentage using a calorie deficit.
You can create a calorie deficit by burning extra calories (i.e., increasing your physical activity), or consuming fewer calories in your diet.
At the end of the day, the belly overhang is due to excess body fat and weight gain, and it just so happens that these fat cells concentrate in your belly.
So how do you lose the apron belly fat?
- Eat fewer calories than your body burns and/or
- Burn more calories than you are currently burning
But Aren’t There Special Stomach Overhang Exercises?
Unfortunately, there are no special stomach exercises you can do to get rid of your mommy tummy / apron belly.
Studies have confirmed that you cannot spot reduce fat in the abdominal area. In other words, doing hundreds of sit-ups, crunches, or other abdominal exercises won’t help you get a flat belly.
The only way to get rid of mommy tummy is to lose fat from your entire body overall.
Also, you may or may not lose fat from your belly first. For most people, the lower belly tends to be one of the last places to lose fat.
I’m telling you this because I want to set your expectations.
This is not a quick nor easy fix.
Now that we have that out of the way let’s go over specific strategies to get rid of mommy belly.
5 Tips To Get Rid of The Apron Belly
Okay, now let’s go over five strategies to reduce the belly overhang.
Step #1: You Need To Determine If You Have Diastasis Recti
The first thing you need to do is determine if you have diastasis recti (DR). Research shows that up to 60% of women will have abdominal muscle separation postpartum. You could also get diastasis recti after a c-section.
Finding out if you have DR is critical because certain abdominal exercises can further weaken the connective tissue in the abdomen and worsen your abdominal separation.
If you want to learn more, check out:How To Tell If You Have Diastasis Recti.
It goes over a straightforward test you can do to see if you have a gap in your rectus abdominis. It also goes over why you need to take care of it from a medical standpoint.
If you determine that you have DR, you should focus on closing your abdominal gap and strengthening your core muscles as soon as possible.
But in the meantime, you can also work on Steps 2 and 3 below.
Step #2: Maximize NEAT
Remember when I mentioned that losing belly fat requires you to burn more calories than you currently burn?
Well, you may think that exercise is the only way to burn additional calories. But what if I told you that there is an easier way?
And it doesn’t involve cardio.
The absolute best way to burn extra calories is by decreasing your sedentary time while increasing your daily activity.
Let me explain why this is better than traditional exercise:
If you think about it, most of us can only exercise for one hour a day (at best). Even if you exercised for 1 hour a day, that would still leave 23 hours without exercise.
You can only burn so many calories in that one hour of exercise.
If you sit around doing nothing for the remaining 23 hours, you miss a great opportunity. (Not counting the 6-8 hours of sleep you should be getting, of course.)
That’s why you should focus on increasing your daily moving first if you live a sedentary lifestyle.
Here are 5 simple ways to move more and increase daily activity:
- Walk to as many places as you can
- park farther away from your destination
- take one additional flight of stairs every day
- take a 10-minute walk every day after lunch
- Drink a lot of water throughout the day to force you to go to the bathroom at least 3 to 4 times per day
- Stand up every 15 minutes and do five squats if you are sitting for longer than an hour
- Instead of driving everywhere, try biking to nearby destinations
- Fidget around throughout the day
Don’t underestimate the power of everyday movement.
Studies show that the calories burned from this type of movement can really add up throughout the day.
This type of movement is known as NEAT or non-exercise activity thermogenesis.NEAT is a fancy way of saying that your body burns calories doing everyday activities.
So even if you don’t exercise regularly, the best thing for you to do is to take advantage of NEAT!
Step #3: Eat More Of These Two Important Nutrients
The third thing you need to do to lose body fat is to address your nutrition. While movement and exercise are important, that’s only the icing on the cake.
The number of calories you eat will always be the prime target.
The good news is, there are two nutrients that can help improve your nutrition, control your hunger, and decrease the number of calories you consume.
The first nutrient is…
Protein is one of the three major macronutrients you get from your diet. It is composed of amino acids that serve to build almost all of the tissues in your body.
But that’s not all. Protein has a host of benefits that are beneficial to helping you lose weight.
#1 Protein has the highest thermogenic activity
- Did you know that your body has to burn calories just to digest the calories you are eating? Of all the nutrients you could consume, protein has the highest energy demand.
#2 Protein helps keep you full
- Studies have also found that protein consumption can help reduce hunger and curb your appetite. It is the second most satiating nutrient. We will get to the first nutrient in just a bit.
#3 Protein helps build lean muscle tissue
- Lastly, protein is the critical nutrient involved in muscle protein synthesis. If you didn’t already know, lean muscle tissue plays an essential role in fat loss. More on that later.
So, which foods are high in protein?
Here are some healthy foods containing the best protein sources you can find.
- Meat (poultry, beef, etc.)
- Fish (salmon, tuna, sardines)
- Dairy & Eggs
- Soy (tofu, tempeh, edamame)
- Legumes (chickpeas, lentils, black beans)
And if you want to learn about Protein powder supplements, check out my post on Protein in Pregnancy.
Okay, now let’s move on to the next nutrient you should focus on, which is…
Fiber needs no introduction. It is well known as a significant nutrient for health and fat loss.
Fiber is an insoluble carbohydrate. In other words, your body cannot digest fiber, so it passes through your digestive system and helps regulate your bowel movements.
Even though you don’t absorb it, fiber can:
- slow down the rate of food absorption,
- keep your blood sugar levels normalized,
- help decrease hunger,
- and regulate your bowel movements
As such, consuming fiber-rich foods can play a major role in helping you eat fewer calories and lose fat.
So, which foods are highest in fiber?
- Most Fruits
- Most Vegetables
- Legumes (chickpeas, lentils, black beans)
With that, let’s move on to step #4.
Step #4: Decrease Unnecessary Calories
Excess calorie consumption can and will erase all of your hard-earned efforts from steps 1-3.
It is important to identify where you might be consuming any extra unnecessary calories on a daily basis.
Once you identify them, then you can work on minimizing them.
Here are a few common examples of where you might be adding unnecessary calories.
- Snacking throughout the day
- Drinking juice with any meal
- Drinking soda with any meal
- Adding milk and creamer to coffee
- Adding extra sauce to your meals
- Adding extra dressing to a salad
All of these little caloric additions will add up throughout the day.
If you could cut all of these in half, you would be well on your way to dropping body fat!
Here’s a pro tip:
- If there is something sweet or sugary that you enjoy eating, you don’t have to cut it out completely. Instead, save your calories for that indulgence. Eliminate any juice/soda, snacks, or sauces so that you have “calories leftover” to enjoy your favorite sweet from time to time. I have created an entire article on17 healthy snacks you should consume postpartum if you want to learn more.
Step #5: Strength Train
The last step in the battle against a sagging lower belly is resistance training exercises.
Not just any type of exercise – I am referring to exercising to build strength and lean muscle.
To do that, you need to perform exercises that challenge you physically and mentally.
Resistance training is the only way to build lean muscle tissue, which is SUPER IMPORTANT for health, fat loss, and overall postpartum recovery!
- The more lean muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism will be.
- The higher your metabolism, the more calories you will burn at rest and during exercise.
Lean muscle tissue is your body’s secret weapon to fat loss!
The best part?
It’s easy to get started!
All you have to do is learn the basic compound exercises. Compound exercises are movements that train multiple muscle groups at the same time. That way, you will develop more muscle and strength while burning more calories.
These exercises include:
- shoulder pressing
These are the only exercises you really need to focus on.
NOT on sit-ups, crunches etc.
The only abdominal exercises you should do are the movements described in my diastasis recti article.
If you would like to get started on resistance training, check out my article on postpartum strength training for new moms.
It will guide you with a week-to-week program you could follow.
Why Getting Rid Of Belly Fat Is Of High Importance
I want to finish this section by discussing why you need to take mommy tummy seriously.
First of all, there are two types of belly fat.
- Subcutaneous fat: This type of fat is located directly underneath your skin. It’s the fat most of us can see.
- Visceral fat: Visceral fat is deeper. Visceral fat is when additional fat deposits are located inside of your abdomen, surrounding your internal organs. Often, the fat accumulates on the omentum, an apron-like flap that sits in front of your intestines.
If you have a lot of lower belly fat, you may also have a lot of visceral belly fat.
Why is this an issue?
Visceral fat is associated with a host of serious medical co-morbidities, including:
- hormonal imbalances that can lead to metabolic abnormalities like diabetes,
- cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in the USA
- and cancer.
This is why getting a panniculectomy (aka an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery) or liposuction won’t help you decrease your risk.
So getting a flat stomach is not just aesthetic, it will improve your overall health dramatically!
Will my mummy tummy ever go away?
Mommy tummy does not go away on its own. You must actively work to get rid of any excess weight gain through a combination of diet and exercise.
This isn’t only for aesthetic reasons. Excess abdominal fat (especially visceral fat) has been linked to major illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
With that said, it may never go away completely if you have a lot of weight to lose.
Does the mommy pooch ever go away?
The mommy pooch is different from the tummy overhang. The pooch is caused by an abdominal wall separation, known as diastasis recti. But similar to the mommy tummy, the mommy pooch may not go away on its own.
You will need to follow a dedicated diastasis recti training program to strengthen your stomach muscles.
How long does it take to get rid of mommy pooch?
It depends on how severe your separation is, but you may start to see noticeable improvements in your mommy pooch in as little as 6 weeks.
Others might take 12+ weeks to see noticeable changes.
Do belly bands work?
Unfortunately, belly bands will not help you get rid of your apron belly.
How can I improve discomfort from my apron belly?
Often, an apron belly can chafe and irritate the underside of your abdomen.
To help with the discomfort, you can try:
- anti-chafing creams,
- wearing soft and comfortable clothing, and
- keeping the area clean and dry to prevent moisture build-up in the area.
Any tips on how to get rid of hanging belly after c-section?
Whether you had a vaginal delivery or a c-section, there is nothing different in the approach you need to take to lose belly fat.
It is still important for you to eat fewer calories than your body burns, and for you to burn more calories than usual on a daily basis.
I also have 17 tips on how to lose weight specifically for c-section mothers!
What about loose skin?
It’s not uncommon to develop loose skin, along with stretch marks when dealing with significant weight loss.
Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of great conservative / non-surgical options for extra skin.
If you ultimately decide to pursue any surgical procedures, remember that this isn’t a substitute for healthy eating!
I have an entire post on
Final Words On The Mommy Tummy Overhang & Apron Belly
So those are my best tips on how to get a flat stomach after pregnancy.
It takes a combination of a healthy diet, a decrease in your calorie intake, and regular physical activity.
If you work hard and are patient, you can see improvements in your postpartum belly.
Now I want to hear from you.
What have you tried to get rid of your sagging lower belly? Have you seen any success?
Comment below and let me know!
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Brittany N Robles, MD, MPH, CPT
Brittany Robles is a full-time OBGYN, a NASM certified personal trainer, and health & fitness, expert. She holds a Masters of Public Health degree in maternal health with a special interest in exercise and nutrition. She is also the co-author of The White Coat Trainer. Learn more about herhere.
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Can you get rid of apron belly after pregnancy? ›
It's impossible to spot treat an apron belly. The only ways to reduce one are through overall weight reduction and surgical/non-surgical options.How do you get rid of belly overhang after pregnancy? ›
For example, studies have shown that it is best to do short bursts of exercise, such as sprinting for 10 seconds on a treadmill and then walking for 20 seconds. Exercises such as oblique twists, planking and crunches will also tone the lower stomach area.Can exercise get rid of a mother's apron? ›
Losing weight with a healthy diet and regular exercise is an option because overall weight loss can sometimes reduce fat deposits. However, it is impossible to spot-treat an apron belly because there are two layers of fat in your stomach.How do I shrink my pannus? ›
Surgical removal is the only way to get rid of the panniculus, which doesn't respond to diet or exercise. Although weight loss can help decrease the fatty deposits, extra skin often remains behind.How can I tone my apron belly? ›
Boosting cardiovascular exercise is one of the best ways to increase calorie expenditure for weight loss, which helps reduce apron belly in men and women. For example, jogging at a pace of 5.2 miles per hour or using an elliptical trainer helps a 155-pound adult expend about 335 calories in just 30 minutes!Why do I have a FUPA after pregnancy? ›
It's not uncommon to have loose skin or an additional fat layer over your belly after pregnancy, especially if you had a cesarean delivery. During pregnancy, many women gain weight. After delivery, you'll most likely have an extra layer of fat left as an energy store for breastfeeding and the birth recovery process.Does the mommy pooch ever go away? ›
The connective tissue between the abdominal muscles can thin and weaken, and that can lead to a bulge in your belly. That post-pregnancy bulge is commonly known as a "mommy pooch" or "mommy-tummy" and it will not go away with diet and exercise. DRA is not a cosmetic concern.What is a hanging stomach called? ›
The abdominal pannus is the area of excess skin and fat that hangs over the pubic region. The pannus is often described as an apron of lower abdominal skin and fat. Occasionally, the pannus may contain a hernia. Often with weight gain and weight loss, there is an accumulation of residual fat in the lower abdomen.How can I hide my lower belly pooch? ›
- Do not wear tight clothing on your belly, favouring “smart” draped tops instead. ...
- Wear leggings or skinny jeans with longer tops, also draped or with asymmetric cuts. ...
- Create vertical lines with long cardigans, slim fit coats and long blazers.
Sorry, but coolsculpting will not work on an apron of fat. The device is designed to help flatten bulges and areas where fat can be pinched, but the skin is not loose( such as a "love handle"). An apron of fat hangs and the coolsculpting will not tighten the loose hanging tissue.
How long does it take for stomach to shrink after pregnancy? ›
It takes six to eight weeks for your uterus to return to its normal size, but for some moms, it may take much longer for their post-pregnancy belly to return to "normal." For other new moms, they may find that their bellies take on a permanently different new appearance.What exercises get rid of mummy tummy? ›
Mummy Tummy Workouts - Postpartum Ab Exercises - YouTubeWhat is a Grade 3 pannus? ›
Grade 1: Panniculus barely covers the hairline and mons pubis but not the genitalia. Grade 2: Extends to cover the genitalia. Grade 3: Extends to cover the upper thigh. Grade 4: Extends to cover the mid thigh. Grade 5: Extends to cover the knees or beyond.Why do I have a large pannus? ›
Pannus stomach occurs when extra skin and fat deposits hang from the stomach or belly area on the abdomen. It sometimes occurs after pregnancy or weight changes. The excess tissue from a previous body shape can hang down, varying in length and size. The condition can cause a person to have emotional distress.How do you get rid of hanging belly fat without surgery? ›
The most popular non-surgical fat reduction option is CoolSculpting. Also known as fat freezing, CoolSculpting eliminates fat cells by freezing them to death. The results look natural and are long-lasting. Best of all, CoolSculpting is safe, effective, and requires little to no downtime.How do I shrink my FUPA? ›
Summary. The FUPA is an accumulation of fat right above the pubic bone. The best way to lose it is to focus on losing weight across the body as a whole by consuming a healthful diet and increasing cardio workouts to create an overall calorie deficit.How do I get rid of my FUPA fast? ›
The best way to get rid of FUPA is to reduce your overall body fat with a calorie deficit. But you can accelerate your progress by also exercising your lower abs on the reg.Will FUPA go away with weight loss? ›
FUPA ias an acronym for “Fatty Upper Pubic Area”. While it can be frustrating to develop unwanted fat anywhere on the body, unsightly fat on the pubis mound above the vaginal area can be even more of a challenge. This is because it is virtually almost impossible to get rid of FUPA by simply dieting and exercising.How do I close my diastasis recti gap? ›
Healthcare providers will recommend physical therapy or at-home exercises to help heal diastasis before surgical methods. Surgery is performed in cases of hernia (when an organ pushes through the linea alba) or if a woman wants diastasis recti surgery (a tummy tuck).Why do I still look pregnant 3 months postpartum? ›
If you still look pregnant or experience abdominal pain weeks or months after giving birth, you might be suffering from a condition called diastasis recti, or abdominal muscle separation.
How painful is a Panniculectomy? ›
You may feel slight pain for several months, along with some numbness. General anesthesia prevents pain during procedure. You may be in pain for the first few days following the procedure.Why does my belly hang after pregnancy? ›
Enlargement Of Uterus: The uterus needs space to accommodate the growing baby, so it will enlarge and cause stretching of abdominal muscles. It will make the skin loose which will, later on, result in a hanging belly. Abdominal Stretching: Excessive stretching of abdominal skin also cause a hanging belly.Can a saggy stomach be toned? ›
Excess flab in the abdomen isn't good for your overall health, and it will hide any muscle tone you achieve through exercise. Losing the excess flab is a good place to start, and you can achieve this with regular cardiovascular exercise.How do you dress to hide a FUPA? ›
What to Wear To Hide a Fupa or Large Belly | Confidence Series Ep 1How do you wear high waisted jeans with a FUPA? ›
"No more FUPA!" Here's how to hide your tummy in jeans - YouTubeHow do you tuck in a shirt if you have a tummy? ›
How to tuck a blouse to disguise and slim your tummy. - YouTubeCan you freeze your fat off at home? ›
The more some people learn about CoolSculpting, the more tempting it is for them to try to freeze away fat cells at home. This is a very dangerous practice that could pose severe health consequences. It's always best to see an experienced CoolSculpting provider for your treatment.What is the downside of CoolSculpting? ›
The common side effects are the ones that most people endure after their Coolsculpting procedure, but there are certain occasions where others have experienced more severe problems such as the following: Extreme pain around the area. Severe numbing on the skin. Bloated along the area of contact.How do I freeze my belly fat? ›
CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is a cosmetic treatment that removes excess fat in stubborn areas. It works by freezing fat cells, killing and breaking them down in the process. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, meaning it does not involve cuts, anesthesia, or instruments entering the body.When is it too late to use a postpartum belt? ›
You will get the best results from the wraps support from immediately after the birth of your baby up to eight weeks postpartum. If the wrap still provides you support and comfort after the eight weeks, you can wear it up to four months postpartum. But after four months postpartum the benefits lessen.
Do postpartum belly bands work? ›
Do postpartum belly wraps help with weight loss or body shaping? Experts are quick to point out two things that a postpartum wrap will not do — contrary to the promises from ads you may see online. “They do not help you lose weight after delivery, nor do they have any effect on body shape,” says Dr.How do I tighten my stomach after having a baby? ›
Core strength exercises, such as Pilates, yoga, and barre, can help tighten and tone muscles in the stomach, which may help improve the appearance of loose skin. Cardio exercise, such as brisk walking, running, cycling, or aerobics, may help with toning muscle.How common is apron belly after pregnancy? ›
Pregnancy has left your tummy slack but you need not worry, at least half of the women experience this. There could be multiple reasons for this to happen. It is likely to occur if you have: Given birth multiple times.Does the mommy pooch ever go away? ›
The connective tissue between the abdominal muscles can thin and weaken, and that can lead to a bulge in your belly. That post-pregnancy bulge is commonly known as a "mommy pooch" or "mommy-tummy" and it will not go away with diet and exercise. DRA is not a cosmetic concern.Can you ever get rid of C-section overhang? ›
The most common way to get rid of a C-section overhang is with an Abdominoplasty procedure, often known as a Tummy Tuck. A tummy tuck procedure with an expert MYA surgeon will remove excess skin or fat, unwanted scars, stretch marks and tighten the stomach muscles, to create the appearance of a flatter stomach.How do I get rid of my hanging belly after C-section? ›
A belly that is hanging over a C-section scar is usually composed of extra fat and loose skin. For more severe cases, an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is performed to remove the extra skin and fat. If the issue is only present below the belly button, a “mini” abdominoplasty with a smaller scar may be appropriate.What is a hanging stomach called? ›
Pannus stomach occurs when extra skin and fat deposits hang from the stomach or belly area on the abdomen. It sometimes occurs after pregnancy or weight changes. The excess tissue from a previous body shape can hang down, varying in length and size. The condition can cause a person to have emotional distress.How long does it take for stomach skin to tighten after pregnancy? ›
The first six weeks post-delivery.
Your stretched-out abdominal muscles and lax skin will most likely begin to firm up. If you had a cesarean section, it can take a good two weeks for your scar to heal (and six weeks or longer to fully recover from your surgery).
- Firming creams. A good choice for a firming cream is one that contains retinoids, says Dr. ...
- Supplements. While there's no magic pill to fix loose skin, certain supplements may be helpful. ...
- Exercise. ...
- Lose weight. ...
- Massage the area. ...
- Cosmetic procedures.
Healthcare providers will recommend physical therapy or at-home exercises to help heal diastasis before surgical methods. Surgery is performed in cases of hernia (when an organ pushes through the linea alba) or if a woman wants diastasis recti surgery (a tummy tuck).
How do I lose my mom pouch? ›
The good news is: Regardless of whether you have a mommy pooch or a tummy overhang after a c-section, the strategies to get rid of them are similar. You must lower your body fat percentage through a combination of eating fewer calories, eating healthier foods, and engaging in regular physical activity.Why do I still look pregnant 3 months postpartum? ›
If you still look pregnant or experience abdominal pain weeks or months after giving birth, you might be suffering from a condition called diastasis recti, or abdominal muscle separation.What exercises get rid of mommy belly? ›
Get Rid Of Mommy Tummy with 3 Simple Diastasis Recti ExercisesDoes massage help C-section pouch? ›
A post c-section massage is one of the most important things you can do after having a c-section to care for and help your scar to heal. Initially, the scar can be painful, and if left alone, scar tissue can be problematic, causing problems in your pelvic floor muscles and the abdominal wall.How many layers are cut during C-section? ›
Once the baby is delivered the uterus is closed with a double layer of stitching. Four of the five remaining layers are stitched with a single layer of stitching, but one layer is not restitched as it heals better – with no buckling and reduced chance of scar tissue developing, without restitiching.Does coolsculpting work on apron belly? ›
Sorry, but coolsculpting will not work on an apron of fat. The device is designed to help flatten bulges and areas where fat can be pinched, but the skin is not loose( such as a "love handle"). An apron of fat hangs and the coolsculpting will not tighten the loose hanging tissue.How do you get rid of FUPA after C-section? ›
- Get a Postnatal Massage: Massages help to break up belly fat and release fluids from the lymph nodes which can greatly help in weight loss post c section delivery. ...
- Breastfeed. ...
- Walk Off the Extra Weight. ...
- Bind Your Tummy. ...
- Take Up Yoga. ...
- Get Adequate Sleep.