Almost everyone has googled “How to get a flat tummy” at some stage in their lives. Often it’s just before a beach holiday or, more desperately, just before a friend’s pool party. Promising articles pop up like candy: “eat this not that”, “change your habits”, “exercise this way”, and so on. Plenty of good advice that may one day lead to a more toned belly, but definitely not the instant result we were searching for.
My advice is to be kinder to yourself and accept your imperfections. You may be getting older, have gained a bit of weight, had a baby, and your body has changed. Accept it, love it, give it time to adjust while you change your exercise and eating habits.
If you are struggling to embrace your muffin top, your tummy pooch or your love handles, and it’s making you unhappy, then it’s OK to consider surgery. This is your choice alone and it’s an empowering decision to make.