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How I Lost My Baby Weight with 5 Simple Steps

How I Lost My Baby Weight with 5 Simple Steps

Thanks to social media, we are bombarded with images of WAGs, celebrities and the Insta-models flaunting taut stomachs a week after giving birth. This is sending a very unhealthy message to new mums and encouraging dangerous, extreme and unsustainable behaviours to lose weight quickly at all costs.

My approach is a slow and steady one, do not expect to be getting that ripped bikini body in 30 days (as you will see in the progress photos, I’m still not there yet and it’s been over 3 months). But slowly and surely, there will be progress, because it doesn’t require major diet / lifestyle changes. It is KIND to your body, and is REALISTIC and SUSTAINABLE for a new Mum who already has to contend with the immense challenge of looking after a human who is 100% helpless and dependent on you!

Here are the 5 simple tips that have helped me sustainably lose weight after giving birth:

My Relationship With Body Image and Why I Started Zen Ramen

My Relationship With Body Image and Why I Started Zen Ramen

I recently had my first daughter in late 2017 and it made me reflect on the world I’m bringing her into. A world where a woman’s body image is defined by size 0 supermodels, picture perfect Instagram influencers toned (or photoshopped) to perfection and celebrities and WAGs who magically obtain six packs within a month of giving birth. 

Instead I want her to live in a world where women celebrate the power and strength of their bodies and their miraculous ability to grow and sustain life. A world where beauty is defined by all different shapes, sizes and ethnicities. A world where her wit, intellect and achievements are valued far above her physical appearance.

I started my business Zen Ramen to spread the message of positive body image and to protest against restrictive eating behaviours, because eating in abundance and without guilt was the tool that helped me recover from anxiety around food and poor body image.

NEVER diet again! 5 Reasons why restrictive diets don't work

NEVER diet again! 5 Reasons why restrictive diets don't work

It's the start of the new year, which hails another round of dieting to shed the extra kilos piled on over Christmas and New Year, or new year's resolutions to eat only unprocessed foods, green foods, low carb foods, vegan foods... the list goes on.

Here's a controversial thought, why not begin the new year with a different resolution, NEVER DIETING AGAIN!

Here are 5 reasons why embarking on a restrictive diet is setting yourself up for failure: