Should I use a bodyshaper after pregnancy?
The correct use of a bodyshaper can help you recover the body appearance that you had previous to your pregnancy, but you must understand that in order to get true results you must accompany the use of a bodyshaper with a good and balanced diet and proper exercise. During the first few weeks after giving birth, your body will naturally lose weight. Just by loosing the excess water retained during pregnancy you will lose 3-5 lbs during the first week (this amount varies on each individual) After that, you will continue to lose more weight because the calories needed for your breast milk are mostly coming from your body energy reserves. You should eliminate 1 to 2 pounds of weight every week, to ensure you maintain a good amount of energy for your daily activities and for breastfeeding. Your diet should include lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains and lots of fruits and vegetables. With proper diet you will lose weight in a healthy way and a bodyshaper will help you mold your figure while you doing so.
What if I had a C- Section?
If you had a C Section you should wait 1-3 months to start using a bodyshaper. Make sure the bodyshaper is made out of powernet on the outer lining and lycra on the inside. These are the same type of bodyshapers recommended by doctors after abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or liposuction. Do not use a latex bodyshaper if you have had a C-Section. You should also consult with your doctor about how to use a bodyshaper if you have had a C-Section
How exactly does a bodyshaper helps me lose weight?
For true results, the correct use of a bodyshaper will help you lose weight and mold your body if you are also eating healthy and exercising regularly. The main reasons are:
- The bodyshaper helps your body get the right posture and provides you with a firm support in key parts like your stomach, hips and legs. This support helps your muscles and tissues to firmly stay in the right shape. This process is known as body modification and has been used by different cultures for centuries. There is nothing wrong with helping your body to look fit and shaped as long as you take health into consideration first. You should first make sure you are eating healthy and exercising your body, and then use a bodyshaper in a gradually manner until you get the shape that you are looking for. Do not use a bodyshaper of a smaller size to get faster results. It will not work and it is not healthy.
- To lose weight you must eat small portions at least 5 times a day. Sometimes it is hard to eat smaller portions. Instead we tend to eat 2 big meals a day, and this makes our metabolism slow down making it harder to lose weight. But if you are using a bodyshaper, you will not be able to eat a big meal at once. You will be forced to stop and eat your meal in 2-3 different times. This is because the bodyshaper is making some pressure on your abdomen, and will not allow your stomach to completely expand to fit more food.
- Once you put on a bodyshaper you can instantly notice how your clothes will fit much better. You can see the difference instantly. While it is true that once you take off the girdle you body will get the previous form, if you eat healthy, exercise and use the bodyshaper in a regular/healthy way, you will see week by week how your body will gradually shape into a healthy and fit beautiful figure.
- Once you get used to using a bodyshaper it will make you feel much better. You will feel your body firm and tight. Even after you have achieved your results through dedication and discipline, you may want to keep using the bodyshaper all the time to maintain your figure. Bodyshaper will be your new underwear. As long as you do not try to get into a smaller size, you can get all the benefits of body shaping garments without compromising your health.
After reading this you should be able to make a more informed decision of whether buy or not a bodyshaper after giving birth. Remember, if you decide to use a bodyshaper after pregnancy, make sure you get the right size and allow 1-3 weeks for your body to get used to the bodyshaper. This may mean that the first day you may only use it during one hour and increase gradually the amount of time by 30-60 minutes each day. If you follow this best practice, you will make sure you will enjoy the benefits of your bodyshaper