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Waist training after child birth? Is it important??

 

There’s a lot of training that happens once you have a baby. mind, of course — but what about waist training?

 

What is Waist Training?

Waist training is the act of tightly wrapping your midsection — from the bottom of your ribs to your lower waist to gradually reduce your natural waist.

Some waist-cinching brands recommend wearing the product for eight to ten hours a day.

Does Waist Training Really Work?

There have been no studies showing that corsets help with weight loss.

Many have realised it is not a quick fix. It should be looked as something makes people feel more confident by making their clothes fit better.

 

Quick tips on managing baby weight

 

Question everything in a sealed package.
Take advantage of your increased awareness of nutrition to learn how to read labels — and treat yourself with the same respect as you do your child. In other words, don’t eat anything you wouldn’t want he/her to eat. In general, you’re better off eating fewer processed foods and more whole foods

Choose well-balanced snacks.
Few new moms have the time to prepare and sit down to three square meals a day. If you wait longer than that, your blood sugar will plummet, you’ll feel starved, and you’ll make a bad decision. As a rough rule of thumb, have a snack every time your baby breastfeeds or has a bottle. This will keep your metabolism revved up, which will ensure that you burn a maximum of calories.

Overcome nutritional fat phobia.
Make a conscious effort to include healthy fats (6 olives, a quarter of an avocado, 12 nuts, or a tablespoon of flaxseed oil) in three of your six meals. Studies suggest that omega-3s (the healthy fats found in salmon, walnuts, and flaxseed oil, among other foods) decrease abdominal fat.

Get your veggies in early.
We tend to get busier as the day progresses. By dinner most frazzled moms crave comfort foods, not healthy vegetables. Set the tone for the day with an inclusion of healthy vegetables for breakfast.

Don’t cut out your favourite foods. Find substitutes.
Love pizza and tasty food …don’t stop it! if a substitute just won’t do, have a small portion of the real thing after filling up on healthy fruits and vegetables.

Delay.
When you crave something you really should avoid, put off the impulse to indulge. Check the clock, drink a glass of water, and wait 15 minutes. You might find that the urge passes. It could be that you were just thirsty — people often mistake thirst for hunger.

Eat foods with a high water content.
Foods high in water (fruits, veggies, soups, teas) fill you up with fewer calories. Water adds weight and volume without adding calories: It lowers the calorie density of foods. Research conducted by Barbara Rolls, PhD, nutrition researcher at Pennsylvania State University and one of the world’s leading experts on appetite and appetite control, shows that people who have soup before a meal eat significantly less than those who have a calorically equivalent “energy dense” food. Also, warm foods are more filling than cold, so drink a hot cup of tea between meals.

 

Waist training after child birth? Is it important??

 

There’s a lot of training that happens once you have a baby. mind, of course — but what about waist training?

 

What is Waist Training?

Waist training is the act of tightly wrapping your midsection — from the bottom of your ribs to your lower waist to gradually reduce your natural waist.

Some waist-cinching brands recommend wearing the product for eight to ten hours a day.

Does Waist Training Really Work?

There have been no studies showing that corsets help with weight loss.

Many have realised it is not a quick fix. It should be looked as something makes people feel more confident by making their clothes fit better.

 

Quick tips on managing baby weight

 

Question everything in a sealed package.
Take advantage of your increased awareness of nutrition to learn how to read labels — and treat yourself with the same respect as you do your child. In other words, don’t eat anything you wouldn’t want he/her to eat. In general, you’re better off eating fewer processed foods and more whole foods

Choose well-balanced snacks.
Few new moms have the time to prepare and sit down to three square meals a day. If you wait longer than that, your blood sugar will plummet, you’ll feel starved, and you’ll make a bad decision. As a rough rule of thumb, have a snack every time your baby breastfeeds or has a bottle. This will keep your metabolism revved up, which will ensure that you burn a maximum of calories.

Overcome nutritional fat phobia.
Make a conscious effort to include healthy fats (6 olives, a quarter of an avocado, 12 nuts, or a tablespoon of flaxseed oil) in three of your six meals. Studies suggest that omega-3s (the healthy fats found in salmon, walnuts, and flaxseed oil, among other foods) decrease abdominal fat.

Get your veggies in early.
We tend to get busier as the day progresses. By dinner most frazzled moms crave comfort foods, not healthy vegetables. Set the tone for the day with an inclusion of healthy vegetables for breakfast.

Don’t cut out your favourite foods. Find substitutes.
Love pizza and tasty food …don’t stop it! if a substitute just won’t do, have a small portion of the real thing after filling up on healthy fruits and vegetables.

Delay.
When you crave something you really should avoid, put off the impulse to indulge. Check the clock, drink a glass of water, and wait 15 minutes. You might find that the urge passes. It could be that you were just thirsty — people often mistake thirst for hunger.

Eat foods with a high water content.
Foods high in water (fruits, veggies, soups, teas) fill you up with fewer calories. Water adds weight and volume without adding calories: It lowers the calorie density of foods. Research conducted by Barbara Rolls, PhD, nutrition researcher at Pennsylvania State University and one of the world’s leading experts on appetite and appetite control, shows that people who have soup before a meal eat significantly less than those who have a calorically equivalent “energy dense” food. Also, warm foods are more filling than cold, so drink a hot cup of tea between meals.

 

Next time: What do I do to see change in me after putting on baby weight..

 

 

 

 

 

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