Postpartum is the period immediately following childbirth and up to six months. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes the postnatal period as the most critical and yet the most neglected phase in the lives of mothers and babies; most maternal and newborn deaths occur during the postnatal period. The postpartum period can be divided intoContinue reading “Five myths about postpartum weight loss and the truth”
I’ve always struggled with my weight. Growing up, I was always the youngest and almost always the biggest. Whenever I told people my real age, they didn’t believe me. So I grew up overly conscious about my weight and always on some crazy diet. Every time I started one “lose weight quick plan”, guess whoContinue reading “Where to get your daily recommended carbs”
Weight loss can be achieved by any body willing to practice a balance of exercise and diet. Though some people may need some suplement or medical intervention, the majority of us do not need it. Yet, many of us are so willing to ingest slim teas, vinegar, and other substances that may be harmful to our bodies all with the hope of losing weight “quickly”.
Studies have shown that planning and preparing meals in advance can have a more positive outcome on eating properly. When meals are planned in advance they are readily available when you are ready to eat. Practicing meal planning and prepping will help you keep track of all the calories being consumed on a daily basis and make you more aware of the types and quality of food being consumed. In the long run, you will spend less time and money but still get high quality meals on a daily basis.
You see, fear taught me that I wasn’t good enough, that my voice didn’t matter and that I needed people to like me. Fear told me not to try, not to explore, not to be. Fear told me I’m too young, too smart, and too beautiful to try. Fear said do enough to be here but don’t try to stand out.