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How do you loose weight when the Dr says no exercising!?

Friday, May 31, 2013

How do you loose the baby weight (especially around the tummy) if your told not to exercise due to diastisis recti (in my case) I'm not supposed to do anything with my core muscles. no planks no crunches not sit ups no twists no contractions or extension movement.... its a wonder that i'm allowed to leave my bed!!

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    Physio does look promising! (((hugs!)))
    1783 days ago
    The good news for you is that all those crunches and things won't do what you want them to, anyway. Weight loss is a total-body process, so to lose that baby tummy, you have to lose fat overall. Do be aware that your body is different now, so it won't be exactly the way it was.

    In order to lose weight, you eat a calorie-restricted diet. :) Exercise HELPS, but it isn't the key. As Jenstress already posted, great abs are made in the kitchen... not the gym. So focus on your diet for now, eating whole foods in moderate portions whenever possible, and make sure you weigh and measure so you KNOW what you're eating, and not just guessing!

    You can do this. :)

    Also ask your doctor for a referral to a physical therapist; diastasis rectii can be corrected with specific exercises designed to do that, but you need a PT to guide you through the process.
    1784 days ago
    Sorry to hear that you are restricted from exercising. Just like the previous posters, walk and eat following the spark guidelines. Wishing you luck and hopefully you can get to do some light workouts soon!

    1784 days ago
    First, abs are actually made in the kitchen. SO start making changes there. Eat whole foods, fresh veggies, lean meats, and cut out as much processed food as you can. FOllow your SP calorie guildelines and really track your food. The weight will come off that way.

    Then, LIke TLG71567 and SHEENADEE, start walking! Don't push yourself too hard if you are in pain, but just walk. Walk as far as you can for as long as you can.

    And as far as weight in the middle goes, that is determined by genetics. I have pretty good genes and don't carry my extra weight in my tummy. (My hind end and thighs however, ugh!) That being said, I still have a small little chub section from having my daughter. I know I will get it off, but it is going to take time!!!
    1784 days ago
  • TLG71567
    I would say walk. Put the baby in the stroller and walk, walk, walk. emoticon
    1784 days ago
    Hi! Sorry to hear about your restrictions. I hope that is a temporary issue. Did you ask your doc if there are other types of exercise you can do? I understand that core exercises that you mention are not allowed; but what about walking or bike riding? Those don't focus on your middle of course; but, any calorie lost is a good thing and you can burn them through other means hopefully.

    Best wishes!
    1784 days ago
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