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How I lost baby weight in six weeks



When my daughter was born many years ago, it took nine weeks before I wore my skinny jeans again.

The second time after giving birth, it took about six weeks (admittedly with a somewhat squidgier belly).

The third time? With two toddlers running around, I genuinely don’t remember!

Most pregnancy books talk about losing the weight in nine months but from what I’ve seen at my clinic, it’s not that easy.


I’ve seen countless women who carry an extra five kilos after their first born, another five after their second one and then maybe a further 10 once they’ve had their third baby.

For instance, Judy was 54kg before her first child, 75kg soon after delivery, and then she was struggling to maintain 100kg after baby number three.

Since I also started off at 54kg, I was very aware of the extra weight that I needed to shed.

Aesthetics aside, your body just won’t function as it should if you’re hauling around those extra pounds. Just imagine what would happen to your knees if you had to carry around a 20kg backpack every day.

The very first thing I need to stress is that I was not on a “diet”, and neither was I on one during my pregnancy. It’s crucial that you know this because it’s not something I advocate.

Eating well during pregnancy and subsequent breastfeeding is paramount – your baby simply won’t grow as s/he should otherwise.

How much food do you need? Well, in line with nutritional guidelines, in the last trimester I ate an additional 300 calories a day and, while I was breastfeeding, I ate 500 extra calories a day.


What does 300 calories look like? A pot of yogurt and an apple, or a piece of wholemeal toast with two tablespoons of peanut butter – not very much at all.

Put another way, I did not eat for two. I say this very seriously: if you eat for two during your pregnancy, you will be the size of a house even after you deliver.

So the two things I did were to eat normally (little and often, and healthy fare), and to breastfeed. Not only does breastfeeding burn calories (and thus the fat that you’re carrying), it shrinks your uterus right down, helping to pull your gut in with it.

My goal was never to lose the weight so quickly, but the human body is incredible in the way it functions; the way it bounces back from making a baby, giving birth and feeding a whole other human being.

So be sensible about what you eat during your pregnancy and make sure you breastfeed. It really is that easy.

Source: Nairobi News

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Woman writes list of tips for ex’s new girlfriend



While many people have absolutely no interest in seeing their ex after a break up, others are determined to stay friends.

It can be extremely difficult as the nature of the relationship changes, but one of the hardest parts is watching your ex move on with someone else.

But one woman went to extreme lengths to help her former partner, Jacob, when it came to his new girlfriend – writing her a list of tips and advice for being with him.

As well as listing some of his favourite things – including the colour red, Corona and 1800 liquor – she also listed things she should avoid.

She also gave some advice on being his girlfriend, including ignoring negative gossip about him and not being offended when he just sits in front of the TV all night.

She offered tips on hanging around with his mates and warned her to never finish a Netflix series without him.

She also gave details on their relationship, including the date of their first meeting.

Jacob shared the list on Twitter, and people don’t really know what to make of it.


Many people were slightly freaked out by the whole thing, saying that some of the points suggest serious red flags.

One wrote: “If someone I was dating gave me a letter from their ex we would immediately be finished. I would not date anyone who tweets this garbage either.”


Another commented: “That’s like the kinda list I write when someone has to look after my cat because it can’t look after itself – not a grown ass man.”

One man commented: “Any woman would be lucky to avoid.”

Another pointed out one particularly worrying line, saying: “You will constantly hear negative things about him from other people.” Omg lol! I missed that on the first read through. All you need to know right there.”

One woman wrote: “She knows that much about you because she paid attention because she loved you enough to want to know everything about you. I wish at least ONE of the guys I’ve ever dated would’ve taken the time to know even half of this about me. This kinda stuff doesn’t happen often enough.”



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Mum shares honest photos of post-baby body to help other mothers



These brutally honest photos have been shared to help new mums embrace their figures and understand it’s “okay to hate the way they look” after giving birth.

Chantelle Donnelly posted the pictures online of her own post-baby body which she called “disgusting”.

And she wrote on Instagram, women shouldn’t “have to feel great” about the way they look.

“Why should I have to love my body? Because it grew two humans?

“Yes, I’m very proud of my body because it’s been through so much in the last few years,” the mum posted.

“But does being proud of my body mean that I have to love the way it looks? Hell no. When I look in the mirror I don’t love what I see, but I’m not sad about that.

“You don’t need to feel pressured into loving your body and it’s OK if you don’t. Love your body? I’m so happy that you do.

“But don’t love your body? That’s alright too.”

Chantelle, understood to be from Australia, also wrote a heartwarming post on her blog The Losing Mumma , in which she admitted she has ” cellulite , stretch marks ,loose skin breastfeeding boobs and a mum tum”.

But the blogger stressed it is “absolutely fine” to hate all these things and mothers don’t need to pretend not to.

Readers have admired Chantelle’s honesty and posted their support on Instagram.

“Your body is not disgusting – it is beautiful and amazing,” one woman wrote.

“I fully support this,” said another. “Posting pictures of my body is something I could never do. You are beautiful for that.”

source:The Mirror

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Kanze Dena narrates how she used to wash clothes, dishes to earn a living



State House spokesperson Kanze Dena on Wednesday revealed that she has done several menial jobs before getting to where she is right now.

Speaking during an interview on Ghetto Radio, Dena urged youths not to be choosy when it comes to jobs, noting that most people start from humble beginnings.

She further stated that she once worked at her grandfather’s cafeteria where she used to peel potatoes before scaling up to become a waitress.

“There are a number of opportunities for the youth in our country. The Government is emphasizing on technical training to ensure the youth have the skills required for various jobs.

“There are various projects the Government is undertaking under the #Big4Agenda across the country. These projects require skilled labor where our youth can get job opportunities, even as the Government works on a long term solution,” she said.

Dena had good news for the youth as she revealed that the government was in the process of creating a database where young people will be linked up with jobs that fit their qualifications.

“The Government is also creating a database through the National Employment Authority where the youth can register so that they can be linked up with jobs that fit their profiles whenever these jobs come up,” she added.

On the employment opportunities created by the Standard Gauge Railway, the State House spokesperson noted that many youths got jobs inside the trains and as taxi operators from the two main termini.

“President Kenyatta has the best interest of the youth at heart. He is working hard to ensure the right policies and environment for the youth to prosper,” she remarked.


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