What Foods Help Heal Abdominal Separation?
So, seriously, how’s your diet at the moment? Is it packed full of all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients a busy mum needs? Or, do find yourself constantly eating on the run, not making time to eat, and you are therefore constantly tired?
Ok, so life with a newborn certainly is not easy. You’re not sleeping very well, and your baby’s nowhere near sleeping through yet!
As you know, nutrition plays a massive role in weight loss. Today, we take a look at fat burning foods.
I hope, with a bit of tweaking here and there to your current eating plan, you’ll feel less sugar cravings, feel less hungry and feel more energised in the process.
Ok, so you’ve probably heard the food adverts that claim that if you eat this meal you’ll feel “fuller for longer”. In theory, yes, if you eat protein-rich meal, it will help fill you up. You need to eat a lot more protein-rich meals which include ingredients such as: eggs, chicken, liver, fish, seafood, beef, pork and lamb. Eat whatever protein you like, as long as it’s clean and lean, so I’m talking without creamy sauces, without additives and make sure any excess fat is removed.
GREEN LEAFY VEG
Pump your body full of green leafy veg at every opportunity, and I mean breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pack your salads full of spinach, rocket and watercress, and get used to eating lots and lots of stir fries on the side, with veggies such as: green beans, courgettes, broccoli, sugar snap peas, asparagus, leeks, cabbage. These vegetables are particularly good at cleansing your system and stabilising your blood sugar levels, because they’re quite low in GI and full of antioxidants. They’re also packed full of all the vitamins, nutrients and minerals you need, without spiking your insulin levels sky-high so that 20 minutes after you’ve eaten, you feel as though you need a Mama nap on the sofa because you’re on the “come down off that sugar high”, and/or you could eat your way through the entire chocolate aisle of your local supermarket because you’re craving something sweet. A quick an easy way to do this is make a green smoothie.
Ok, so not technically a “food” but, oh my lord, if only more new mums drank more water! Breast feeding makes new mum’s super thirsty and ideally, you should be drinking at least 2-3 litres of water a day. Mineral water, if you can or filtered. If you find plain old water boring, try adding sliced strawberries, mint, cucumber, limes, lemons or oranges to jazz it up and give a hint of flavour.
By drinking water, and lots of it, it literally flushes your body of toxins and helps restore balance. You’re probably already aware that 70% of the muscles in your body are made up of water, so feeding them more water, helps hydrate you, which in turn helps stabilise your metabolism, making your body better at burning fat and ridding itself of toxins.
Get yourself a fancy new water bottle to carry around with you to avoid purchasing to make plastic bottles of water.