Can Belly Bands Help You Get Flat Abs? (Plus Giveaway!)

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Oh, to be 20 years old again. I had flat abs and didn’t even have to work at it. As much as I say that it’s not the outer appearance that really matters, there’s still a part of me that would love to have those washboard abs again. My stomach seems to love cake and cookies more, though.

Belly bands are typically used by pregnant women who need more support for their growing belly, but this article over at Diapers.com says that you can use a belly band holster just like Spanx to create a slimmer-looking figure.

The key phrase to note is “slimmer looking” because in my research on whether or not belly bands can help you lose belly fat, I came across an article at WebMD that says there is no evidence that your body shape can improve because of a belly band. I also came across an article at Fashionista.com about a belly chain called the Mallory Band and how people use it as a psychological incentive to lose weight.

The research did reiterate for me the tried and true way to lose weight and get flat abs: eat healthy and exercise. I do exercise about 3-4 times a week that includes some of these exercises I shared awhile back. However, in the meantime I wouldn’t mind using a belly band whenever I wear tight-fitting clothing just to keep those jiggles in check.

Would you like to try out the belly band? Well, you can if you win this $50 gift certificate from Diapers.com. Their site has all types of products for moms, but if you’re not a mom with kids they also carry makeup, skin care products, household items, and even groceries too!

Giveaway Rules

* Open to U.S. residents only

* Submit your entries via the form below:

– Receive 5 entries by leaving a comment and sharing what you would buy with the $50 prize. Please note that leaving a comment is mandatory in order to enter.

– Receive 4 entries by following @Youarebeauty on Twitter
– Receive 4 entries by following @Diapersdotcom on Twitter
– Receive 4 entries by visiting Beauty Is Within on Facebook
– Receive 4 entries by visiting Diapers.com on Facebook
– Receive 3 entries per day by sharing the giveaway on Twitter

* Giveaway starts on Thursday, February 9 at 12:00 AM (PST) and ends on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM (PST). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on February 18, 2017.

* Winner must claim prize within 3 days. Otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

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49 Comments

  1. They have some cute baby clothes I would buy for my new granddaughter that will be here in May. Thanks!

  2. I would buy books for my nieces and nephews – I love that diapers.com offers children’s books.

  3. I have been wanting to try some honest products so I would use it to buy the Honest Bubble Bath.

  4. I would purchase a video monitor, so I can see if the baby is just fussy or really needs you.

  5. I would get some diapers and wipes for my granddaughter but if there is any left over, I would order moisturizer from them for me.

  6. I would buy some plastic dishes for my toddler who thinks that dinner time is an olympic sport…nothing is safe in this house anymore!

  7. I would buy diapers! I have two in diapers so you can never have enough! They are expensive little items aren’t they? Thanks for the chance to win!

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