Tummy-tuck in a tube

600tummy.jpgA while ago I announced to the world that after the birth of my second child I was not going to resort to plastic surgery to get back in shape more quickly. I was going to do it the natural way!

Two months after delivery, however, my tummy was not in the best state. The extra kilos, the overstretched skin, and the lack of exercise all contributed to a stomach that still looked quite pregnant.

I decided to indulge in a tube of Mamma Mio Tummy Toner. All the reviews were enthusiastic, so I was determined to try it too!
It’s a fresh gel that promises to exfoliate with papaya enzymes, moisturise with hyaluronic acid and tighten and tone with a soy protein complex. You apply it to your tummy (but also other body parts) twice a day and its facial-quality skin care will combat overstretched and slack skin and improve the tone and appearance.

Does it work? Do I have surf-board tummy? Yes. And no! But the appearance and tone of my skin has improved a lot. Unfortunately, however, it does not tone your abs. I won’t be able to avoid the gym for much longer (summer is right around the corner)!!

-Michela

7 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Courtney | March 20, 2008 | Reply

I wish there was a magic cure for stretch marks!

2. Esther | March 20, 2008 | Reply

Sounds amazing. Does it smell good too?
BTW, it’s not even been 4 months ago that you gave birth – don’t expect too much of yourself!
I only got rid of the belly (well, most of it) after I stopped breastfeeding. I think your body just stores the extra fat or something!

3. Amy | March 20, 2008 | Reply

Really Esther? I am breastfeeding 12 months + and plan on slowly weaning over the next 3-6 months depending on my daughter’s needs/reaction.

Anyway, my body seems to want to hang on to 5-7 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight. I can lose it but it pops right back. I was wondering if the extra fat was something my body needed!

Yours went away after you stopped?

4. Esther | March 20, 2008 | Reply

It did, and I’ve heard it of more mums!

5. Courtney | March 20, 2008 | Reply

Mine did too! Seriously, the weight seemed to stick around until I was completely finished breast feeding. It’s weird because you would think that breastfeeding would require so many calories and therefore you would lose the weight. But with me (and Esther) it didn’t work that way!

6. Pencils | March 21, 2008 | Reply

I haven’t used the Tummy Toner as I’m still pregnant, but I really love the other Mamma Mio products. I have the Boob Tube, the tummy oil, the shower gel, and the body cream. They smell fantastic and are the most amazingly moisturizing creams (and oil) I’ve ever had. No stretch marks as yet, but I’m barely showing, so there wouldn’t be!

7. pam | September 25, 2008 | Reply

Well what can i say, I was just about to buy the mamma mio tummy toner, up until i read the reviews, From what i can see here it does not tone. So i will keep hold of my hard earned cash, and maybe find something that does what it states.

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