What should you do if you think your tummy muscles need some help?
Don’t panic... and read on!!
Everyone’s abdominal muscles have to stretch during pregnancy to allow the baby to grow but sometimes the muscles afterwards are not how we would like
them to be. We don’t always shrink back to how things were before, but remember your body has just been through 9 months of change so it’s not
really going to be back to how it was that quickly. If you do still have a significant soft gap between your tummy muscles known as a DIASTASIS
then you do need to be careful about what you do as far as activity and exercise is concerned if you want this condition to improve.
There is a lot of misused vocabulary where this issue is concerned and it’s really due to a lack of understanding and then not being able to give the right
advice about what you should do to help it.
The comments ‘your muscles haven’t knitted back together’ and ‘your muscles have split’ are phrases you may have heard but they aren’t helpful and are
very misleading and this is why…
I thought I would share a great recipe for Carrot and Lentil soup to keep you warm, I found this recipe in the newspaper several years ago and it makes
an appearance every winter and my girls love it too. This is so easy to make, a tasty lunch and a great source of protein - a winner all round.
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1.5 litres of vegetable stock (watch out for the salt content)
2 celery sticks
4 large carrots
200g red lentils
Heat the oil and gently cook the garlic and chopped onion until soft. Poor in the stock and bring to the boil. Roughly cut the celery and carrots and add them to the stock with the lentils. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the carrots are cooked. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor and season to taste.
This recipe has a good quantity of garlic in it and on Kate Dimmer’s Nutrition page www.facebook.com/katedimmernutrition/ it will tell you all about the great qualities of garlic.
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