combined with the potent powers of appetite boosters and an innate love for food, especially
chocolates, I began to accumulate fat in all the wrong places, and began enjoying a fair amount of nasty names such as Babi, baboy, Ms. Piggy, Taba, and the rest, well you know how Pinoy
family has been genetically engineered to flaunt wide hips and bulging tummies. Initially I didn’t pay much attention to taunts, but when the
adolescent hormones started kicking in by 5th grade, my
extensive battle with a body that would be deemed acceptable by society took over.
usual 3 platefuls of rice I consume to a half. The transformation was amazing.
Within the years that followed until college, I swang back and forth from being
super thin to extremely heavy. It was an ongoing battle with food each day, one that
sometimes became too tedious and draining. I experimented with a lot of lose-weight
schemes, most of them involving crash diets.
I didn’t even hald a single suitor. Friends called me Princess Buddha; I would
find stickers on my back saying “I am fat”
(I know, so high schoolish, right?!).
I stuck a picture of girls who taunted me on my ab roller each day,
which I worked on for 10
minutes each side, then 20 for frontal tummy crunches daily; That’s on top of the 1 to 1 ½
hours I spend on the Skywalker and the half hour I spend biking around the neighborhood. I memorized and religiously counted calories in each spoonful I put
on my mouth, so I stayed within my 200 calorie daily limit. There
were times that I grew hungry from taking only diet coke and lettuce or crackers that I
binged, and purposely threw everything up. Combined with occasional tries of
appetite suppressants, the anorexic-bulimic scheme worked wonders. I dropped
from 139 pounds to 99 in just two months.
frustrated that I can not eat, but when I ate, I became depressed. I wasn’t
content even if my bones stuck out; When I looked at myself in the mirror, I
still saw fat. It was an obscure life filled with secrets.
air, because I had reason to start living healthy. So I
began to eat normally, and naturally, the weight came back plus more.
until he proposed 5 years into the relationship. Then I was confronted with the
reality at every soon-to-be-brides face: I have to lose weight for the wedding!
regimen. I consumed very little carbs and moderate proteins. When I felt hungry in between meals, I
simply took water or coffee. That, coupled with the hands-on wedding planning
stress and activity, zapped 24 pounds off me in four months.
And that’s how I went from this:
Compared to previous
diets, the results of this particular plan were more lasting, and my
body didn’t waste away or looked too skinny. It wasn’t rushed, and it gave my body
time to adjust.I found that it was also easier to maintain weight
afterwards, and I was able to go back to eating a normal 1 cup of rice each
meal without gaining back the pounds.
the baby, the placenta, edema, and other pregnancy-related weight gain
aggregators, and the rest, well, I told
you, I’m a chocoholic.
Heavy on the hips, with a kangaroo-like tummy pouch.
without diet and exercise, losing the excess fat proved to be the difficult
part. Now nearly 2 months after, my weight has been almost stagnant.
Despite the fact that I breastfeed exclusively and do chores, losing weight further has
become quite difficult, as dieting will cause the toxins in my body to be released into the milk and harm my baby and decrease my milk supply as well. Also, as a breastfeeding mother, I need to eat 500 calories more – not less – to aid in lactation.
So what’s a breastfeeding mother got to do in these times?
This is where I hope Belo steps in.
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Being a breastfeeding mom too, I am hoping that with the Sexy Solutions Lipo Diet & Maintenance Diet Plans & training systems, I can work with Belos’ in-house experts on a customized nutrition and fitness plan toward gradual, safe and effective weight loss without sacrificing breastfeeding altogether or compromising my baby’s well-being.