Having a baby is one of the most beautiful things a woman can experience. Granted, labor pains are indescribable but after your baby is born, it is ALL OVER!
Actually, that is when the work begins!!!
As a new mother, most women get carried away with their weight but hear me now, after the birth of your baby, you have about TWO or THREE MONTHS tops to burn all of that tummy fat that accumulated during pregnancy. But unfortunately, those first few months are the most exhausting months of motherhood. But if you adhere and persevere, you will see your tummy go back to what it used to be after the first 3 months.
This is a proven fact! And this is how you get rid of the fat…
First things first, every expectant mother MUST have a “Waist Cincher”. Some call it “Waist Trainer” or “Postpartum Girdle” but whatever you might call it, get something that can hold and firmly press your tummy back in shape after you’ve had your baby. Please forget about this “wrapper” tying our mothers used and try to get their daughters to use, IT DOES NOT WORK. Forget about tying a wrapper around your stomach and invest in a Waist Cincher.
The next step would be to put on your Waist Cincher IMMEDIATELY after having your baby. If it is the Post partum Girdle you wear like panties, wait 24 hours after delivery before putting it on – if you had a normal delivery, and 72 hours after delivery – if you had a Caesarean Section (CS). In the case of an episiotomy, due to the location of the cut, it is advised you wait until your stitches are completely healed (which takes about 2 weeks) before wearing it. For all modes of delivery, start by wearing from a looser grip and work your way to the tighter grip as time goes on.
In order to get the best results, you MUST wear your cincher ALL DAY, EVERY DAY for THREE MONTHS. All day meaning to eat, to sleep and during your daily activities – only taking off when you want to take a bath or when it needs to be washed. These are going to be the most uncomfortable 3 months ever! But eventually, you would be pleased with the outcome.
In addition, you can complement the cincher with a little jog here and there. It helps! But I DO NOT recommend jogging whilst wearing the cincher but if you can pull it off then go ahead.
The second trick is to WATCH THE FOOD INTAKE!
Once again, please forget these things our mothers tell us about how Pounded Yam and Milo make breast milk flow or that you need to eat a hundred times a day so you have enough milk to feed your baby. It is all FALSE! These highly fattening foods that you consume go straight to your stomach which is the main reason you end up having a protruding tummy.
Yes, you may eat pounded yam and drink Milo but please not every day. I reckon you take each of them probably once a week. To aid in the flow of breast milk, drink more of liquids especially water (at least 8 cups of water per day) and pap (akamu). These two really help and are relatively carb free.
Also, as long as you eat, it doesn’t matter the quantity you eat, your body first and foremost will replenish the milk suckled by your baby before it distributes whatever is left to the rest of your body in form of nutrients.
So mothers, please do not let yourselves go after childbirth. Tackle that excess tummy fat before it solidifies and becomes a torn in your flesh. After it solidifies, it will take the fitness level of “The Rock” to get rid of it.
Do you have other tested and tried solutions or methods to lose the baby weight? Kindly share with us.
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