Hi! I'm 36, 5'2", 110 lbs and am overall happy with my weight. After having 2 kids; however, I was left with a large mid section that sticks out because of my small frame. Trust me, I'm not one of those women who expect to have a flat stomach. Rather, I want to reduce the size of my abdomen by 2 1/2", still leaving a round tummy. I just don't want to look like I'm pregnant anymore!
I read that this is not possible unless I go on a diet and am afraid if I do so, I will lose weight everywhere.
Typical Daily Diet
Breakfast - Plain oatmeal and a fruit
Snack - peanut butter on crackers or low fat yogurt
Lunch - Chickpea pattie in whole wheat pita pocket with lettuce/tomatoes
and cucumber/carrot slices or 1 slice of bread with peanut butter
and cut up veggies.
Snack - mixture of almonds, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, raisens
- and/or a package of my kids fruit snacks or sm handful of Teddy
Dinner (typical week) - Ground turkey (w/ mixed freshly steamed veggies , Chicken breast and whole grain rice and fresh veggie, whole grain pasta and
jar sauce, veggie dish and couscous, and 2 nights leftovers plus
Friday night pizza (light on cheese)
Snack - bowl of Shredded Wheat or Fiber One.
I only drink water.
I've just begun a workout routine: 3 days (25 min cardio) 3 days 25 min exercise ball (targeting butt/legs/tummy.)
Please tell me if I can do something different or if I'm doing something wrong.
Thanks so much for reading. I really appreciate your feedback!